Echelon Pinot Noir 2007
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.
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.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.