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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Echelon Pinot Noir 2007
Echelon Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 98875)

PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $10.49

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:

A blend of 87% Pinot Noir and 13% other Rhone varietals.

Pleasant wafts of nutmeg and spice complement the supple, silky core of black cherry and plum in our 2007 Pinot Noir. Ripe fruit develops across the finish, with silky tannins gently holding the nuanced oak through the lingering finish. With juicy fruit and well-balanced acidity, this Pinot Noir offers effortless enjoyment with a variety of dishes such as pasta tossed with wild mushrooms, roasted chicken or stuffed pork tenderloin.

Following harvest, the grapes for the Pinot Noir were gently destemmed and cold soaked to build complexity and richness. A long, cool fermentation in stainless steel focused the intrinsic brightness and fresh plum and cherry flavors. The resulting wine has well-integrated flavors and vibrant fruit character.

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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.