Echelon Pinot Noir 2003

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

$13.99
Item No. 76520
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • RP87
  • WS86

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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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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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