Tortoise Creek Wines

"The Chelonian" Lodi Zinfandel

8.7172 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, blueberries, sweet raspberries, smoke, chocolates, coffee, vanilla, wood, spices, licorice and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, strawberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice Zinfandel from Lodi, California. Well balanced, spicy and simple. A good everyday wine.

Drinkable right out of the bottle. Better as it opens up and gets some tannins (30 minutes).

14.6% alcohol by volume.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, blueberries, sweet raspberries, smoke, chocolates, coffee, vanilla, wood, spices, licorice and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, strawberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, chocolates, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Spicy finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice Zinfandel from Lodi, California. Well balanced, spicy and simple. A good everyday wine.

Drinkable right out of the bottle. Better as it opens up and gets some tannins (30 minutes).

14.6% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulJul 26th, 2017
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Pleasant cherry very little spice day one

Pleasant cherry very little spice day one

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2016
Heather Robinson

Tried at a wine tasting in Hannaford - nice and light for a zin, spices came through

Tried at a wine tasting in Hannaford - nice and light for a zin, spices came through

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2016
Steven Haal

Round. Jammy. Soft and balanced.

Round. Jammy. Soft and balanced.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2016
Kayvan Taheri

Very sweet and jammy with an interesting spice note

Very sweet and jammy with an interesting spice note

Nov 21st, 2018
Matthew Steilen

Smoky, almost like a carmenere

Smoky, almost like a carmenere

Jul 9th, 2018
R Henderson

If it had any more tobacco flavor, you’d have to smoke it, rather then drink it. Pass on this one!

If it had any more tobacco flavor, you’d have to smoke it, rather then drink it. Pass on this one!

Mar 21st, 2018
Rick Mellinger

Love. Light body and great flavor. Very smooth.

Love. Light body and great flavor. Very smooth.

Mar 21st, 2018
Jay Lane

Good

Good

Mar 16th, 2018
David Little

WholeFoods 1-30-18

WholeFoods 1-30-18

Jan 30th, 2018