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.
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Delicate aromas of sweet pineapple, Bartlett pear and a hint of vanilla segue into balanced flavors of apricot and bright citrus. Buttery undertones are accentuated by judicious acidity for a supple but crisp finish.
Pairs well with Wild Halibut with a lemon butter sauce, dill Havarti cheese &... more
Sumptuous aromas of black cherry and plum are accentuated by a touch of warm cinnamon spice. Rich flavors of black currant and raspberry with a hint of earthy sage lead into a smooth, silky finish.
Pairs well with wild salmon with rosemary, turkey burgers or soft cheeses like Brie or Humbolt... more
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. more
Our 2009 Chardonnay displays great varietal character in its light gold color, rich aromas and well-balanced flavors. Fragrant pear, green apple and citrus grace the nose, dusted by a hint of oak and light floral notes. The palate is round and supple, with good structure and a fine balance of ripe... more
To capture the purity of the fruit, we harvested the grapes at the peak of ripeness, when their aromas and flavors were at optimum maturity. We utilized partial malolactic fermentation, which converted the tart malic acids to creamy lactic acids, imparting roundness to the midpalate. Sur lie aging,... more
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.... more
Bright citrus, pineapple and ripe pear notes, developed during the long hangtime vintage,
heighten the aromas and flavors of the 2007 Echelon Vineyards Chardonnay. Hints of
honeysuckle and spice weave through the enticing fruit expression.
Explore your favorite pairings for this versatile wine.... more
An intense ruby in color, Echelon Pinot Noir offers pretty aromas of cherries, cloves and rose petals, while sweet oak lingers in the background. The flavors are richly layered with ripe, dark cherry fruit, medium tannins and a lingering, slightly oaky finish.
Beautifully balanced, this Pinot... more
Bright citrus, pineapple and ripe pear notes, developed during the long hangtime vintage, heighten the aromas and flavors of the 2006 Echelon Vineyards Chardonnay. Hints of honeysuckle and spice weave through the enticing fruit expression. The refreshing crispness of Central Coast fruit perfectly... more
A lovely garnet in color, the wine exhibits aromas of cherry liquor, mint and toasted oak. At this young age, the wine shows flavors of dark cherries and cocoa, with a slight oakiness.
Enjoyable upon release, this Merlot will gain complexity with two or three years of cellar aging. It is... more