Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Review

Here’s our 60 second Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon wine review, plus tasting notes, food pairing suggestions, and more!

Tortoise Creek wines are on sale for just $8.99 per bottle at LGCM right now! Pick up a bottle and enjoy.

tortoise creek cabernet sauvignon review

The Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in Lodi, California (right around Sacramento), in a single vineyard, called the Cherokee Lane Vineyard. This wine is certified sustainable by the Lodi Rules, a 3rd party group that requires growers to use a wide range of sustainable practices in their farming operations. We love sustainable farming, so this wine is already off to a great start!

The wine has aromas of dark, black cherries, plus a really yummy vanilla note. It’s a rich, smooth wine with those ripe cherry flavors that we smelled. It finishes with a flavor that’s a mix of vanilla, cedar, and baking spice that comes from the oak again. 40% of the wine has been aged for a year in American and French oak, so the flavor isn’t overpowering, just a nice finishing note to go along with the fine grained tannins.

The normal retail price on the bottle is about $10, and I absolutely love all of the Tortoise Creek wines for the value they present. If you’re looking for an affordable California Cabernet, I highly recommend this bottle!

cabernet sauvignon food pairing suggestion

Ribeye Steak au Poivre

You simply cannot go wrong by pairing this swine with a hearty steak, or other beef item like a yummy burger or rich stew. Here are some recipe suggestions:

  • Ribeye Steak au Poivre – this classic French steak sauce (pictured above) would be great with this wine!
  • Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce – another classicly styled recipe, use some of this wine in the sauce, and then enjoy with the steak later!
  • Beef Stew – whether you make it in your slow cooker, or on the stovetop, this is a great pairing for Cabernet.

more information

Here are links to find out more information about Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon:

Tortoise Creek Wines – here’s a link to technical information about all of the Tortoise Creek wines.

Lodi Rules – learn more about the sustainably practices employed by grape growers certified by Lodi Rules.


Thanks for checking out our review of the Tortoise Creek Cabernet Sauvignon! We hope you are able to try and enjoy this wine at home. See you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats.

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