Echelon Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $17.29
Item No. 98875
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • RP87
  • WS86

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.

Learn About Echelon Map ItMap It

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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