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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Echelon Chardonnay 2000
Echelon Chardonnay 2000
(search item no. 27334)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is highly aromatic with forward aromas reminiscent of apples,pears and nutmeg. Full and viscous with complex flavors, it has a crisp finish so that it can be enjoyed by itself or with food.

I like this Chardonnay with fish, pasta dishes with oil, butter or cream sauces, chicken with mushrooms, turkey and most cheeses.

-Stephen R.Dooley,Winemaker

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About Echelon Vineyards:

Combining the best fruit from friends’ and neighbors’ vineyards, Echelon produces serious wines for everyday drinking. To obtain this exceptional fruit, Echelon pioneered the development of long-term contracts with growers in emerging regions, including areas within California’s Central Coast and the Clarksburg appellation’s Esperanza Vineyard. Echelon’s winery is located in San Miguel, in the heart of the Central Coast, near many of its vineyard sources. This state-of-the-art facility enables Echelon to take advantage of the latest technology throughout the winemaking process.

Echelon’s superb grapes and gentle winemaking result in fresh, fruit-forward wines. Beautifully balanced and pleasingly complex, these impressive premium wines are easy on the palate and the budget.