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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Echelon Pinot Noir 2003
Echelon Pinot Noir 2003
(search item no. 76520)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Pinot Noir grapes are primarily from the Santa Lucia Highlands, the bench running along the northern end of the Salinas Valley. The area is above the fog line and sheltered from the wind, so the vines receive more sunlight and warmth than in other areas within Monterey County. We think this spot will soon be recognized as one of the state's best for growing Pinot Noir. Our Pinot Noir delivers deep color, concentrated fruit aromas and rich textures on the palate.
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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.