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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Echelon Pinot Noir 2009
Echelon Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 106861)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $11.49

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:

The 2009 vintage is showing the promise of a great French vintage. Moderate temperatures through summer and fall produced Pinot Noir with nice fruit aromas; harmonious, well-balanced flavors; and pleasant, soft tannins.
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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.