California Pinot Noir 2010

MSRP: $13.99
3.1929032258065 5 0.5
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Sumptuous aromas of black cherry and plumb are accentuated by a touch of warm cinnamon spice. Rich flavors of black c...

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My favorite wine.. In a word? Velvet Read more

Good value at $9.99 At with roast lamb marinated in coffee and vanilla. Read more

I would give this a 5 but I am sure that there are probably others better, however I love this Pinot. Fantastic on the nose, delicate, supple. Ston... Read more

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Snooth User: reneeannbutler
203313118
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/01/2014

My favorite wine.. In a word? Velvet


Snooth User: pkellepourey
359708100
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/11/2011

Good value at $9.99 At with roast lamb marinated in coffee and vanilla.


Snooth User: TerriF
295092157
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/16/2010

I would give this a 5 but I am sure that there are probably others better, however I love this Pinot. Fantastic on the nose, delicate, supple. Stone fruit with a touch of cinnamon but not 'fruity'... love it...currently my favorite, but I always say that when I find a new wine that I love :))


Snooth User: Winehorn
3657488
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/20/2008

This was a good pinot, but non-descript. Cheaper than most Pinots these days, so for the money it seems like a good buy. We had it with seafood and paired quite well with a spiciness of our meal.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/11/2009

Pretty much what Winehorn said... I think it's very hard to find even a "non-descript" pinot for nine bucks, so I gave it an extra 1/4 glass for that. ;-)


Snooth User: wlstiles3
159372351
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/24/2010

I agree with the commentary. This was a nice Pinot at any price point. The fact that it was under 10 bucks adds to the mix. Definitely something you might pick up on the way to a party.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/15/2009

Some old-world earthiness, but lacking in both old-world complexity and new-world quaffability.


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External Reviews for California Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/12/2011

Notes of blueberry, cherry, and maple syrup. Body was light, spicy, definite bing cherry.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/24/2012

Juicy black cherry flavor balanced by a lean black-tea finish calls out for a smoky pasta alla carbonara.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 02/24/2012

The Chalone Wine Group created their Echelon brand in 1997 to offer a range of inexpensive wines to complement Chalonersquo;s single-vineyard bottlings. This Pinot Noir certainly tastes much better than its price would have you believe. With fruit coming mainly from growers in the cool-climate Santa Lucia Highlands above Californiarsquo;s Salinas Valley, the wine is packed with sweet strawberry and cherry flavors, layers of wood, and soft tannins.


Ratings & Tags for California Pinot Noir

530893 Snooth User: Derek25
rated this wine
3.00 5
2009 02/26/2011

rated this wine
3.00 5
2007 11/07/2010

rated this wine
3.50 5
2007 01/04/2011

295092 Snooth User: TerriF
rated this wine
4.50 5
2007 01/16/2010

rated this wine
3.00 5
2006 11/21/2009

43874 Snooth User: tiwahu
rated this wine
4.00 5
2006 08/16/2009

rated this wine
3.00 5
2001 03/31/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Echelon Pinot Noir was pressed lightly before completing fermentation to maximize the rich mid-palate flavors and minimize tannins. Fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled tanks at 65-70 degrees in order to preserve the dark fruit aromas.

Tasting Notes:

Sumptuous aromas of black cherry and plumb 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. In a word…velvet.

Our Echelon Pinot Noir was pressed lightly before completing fermentation to maximize the rich mid-palate flavors and minimize tannins. Fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled tanks at 65-70 degrees in order to preserve the dark fruit aromas.

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Closure: Cork

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.75
Sugar: .067 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6 grams per liter

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