Reviews & Accolades

Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir “Mission Grove”

Wine Spectator “Extreme Values!”

“Lightly aromatic with spicy cherry and red plum flavors that are smooth and elegant.  An easy drinking style.”

Wine Spectator

Le Charmel Muscadet sur lie

Review from A Cork, Fork and Passport

“The result is a light yet fruity wine with aromas of sweet pear, with a hint of orange blossom, and delicate mineral notes that make it so attractive with seafood.”

Julie Cohn

A Cork, Fork, and Passport

Mont Gravet Carignan

The Best for $10 or Less

“Juicy and fresh, an easy-going Carignan with a rose-hip tang to its berry fruit.”

Wine & Spirits Magazine

Le Charmel Rosé

everydaysomThanks to Everyday Sommelier for featuring us in your latest article on Rosé wine, Everything’s Coming Up Rosés. “…wonderful as an aperitif or paired with a juicy turkey burger…”

Ralph Hersom

Everyday Sommelier

Mont Gravet Rosé

Mont Gravet RoseWine Enthusiast BEST BUY!

“Wonderfully fresh and fruit-forward dry rosé wine. Lovely aromas of raspberry and blackberry. On the palate, full-bodied and lingering.”

Wine Enthusiast

Le Charmel Rosé

le charmel roseKind words from The Sommomlier:

“So you see, it’s the bone dry style of Provence rosé with delicate flavors and color that holds such allure for me. Such an example is the Le Charmel Côtes de Provence 2015. The pale pink color is spot on for what I look for in a rosé and it shows delicate flavors of strawberry, raspberry, guava, pear, and nectarine, along with a floral aroma. It’s light bodied, dry, and has a nice high level of acidity – perfectly refreshing for the warmer weather ahead. Gimme that sun, sand, and rosé, s’il vous plaît!”

The Sommomlier

Tortoise Creek Zinfandel “The Chelonian”

Tortoise Creek Zinfandel "The Chelonian" 90 points Wine Enthusiast 2017

Wine Enthusiast 2017 Best Buy

90 Points!

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Of The Month Club

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Wine of the Month Club

Tortoise Creek “Mission Grove” Pinot Noir

Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir88 points – BEST BUY!

“Our Pinot Noir ‘Mission Grove’ has lovely aromas of violets and red cherries and soft on the palate, delicate but with delightful impressions of raspberries and other red fruits.”

Wine Enthusiast

Le Charmel Rhone

Le Charmel RhoneYEAR’S BEST RHONE!


“A beautiful wine with generous aromas of blackberries, chocolate and spice.  On the palate, it is remarkably smooth and long with a rich finish.”

Wine & Spirits

Tortoise Creek Zinfandel “The Chelonian”

12000797_901020106646147_6793599659948785097_oWine Enthusiast 90 points – BEST BUY!

“This wine has a lovely, spicy, cherry-like bouquet, and is bursting with sweet berry flavors.  There are also delicious overtones of black-currant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast.”

Wine Enthusiast

Le Charmel Pinot Noir

Mark Bona at writes:

“Cherry, but a very fresh-tasting one, not the usual black-cherry flavor Pinots can have. A long finish belies its soft flavors. Light-bodied, it smells fruitier than it tastes. Really nice dry sipper, “light and bright,” as a tasting pal notes.”

Mark Bona