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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Echelon Chardonnay 2004
Echelon Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 91796)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $8.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful green-gold color, the 2004 Chardonnay has quite a floral bouquet, with peach and pineapple aromas. It is creamy and rich on the palate, with good balance and a lingering aftertaste.

This Chardonnay is an excellent complement to roasted chicken, grilled prawns and pasta salad. It also makes a fine aperitif on its own.

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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.