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California Pinot Noir 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.

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Winery Exchange:
Echelon wines are created for celebrations. And not just the big ones, the obvious occasions – weddings, graduations, promotions, making that final student loan payment, etc. At Echelon Vineyards, we celebrate life’s daily occasions - the mini-milestones. In fact, we can’t think of an achievement that doesn’t warrant a celebratory sip. Solid day’s work? Treat yourself to a glass of Eche... Read more
Echelon wines are created for celebrations. And not just the big ones, the obvious occasions – weddings, graduations, promotions, making that final student loan payment, etc. At Echelon Vineyards, we celebrate life’s daily occasions - the mini-milestones. In fact, we can’t think of an achievement that doesn’t warrant a celebratory sip. Solid day’s work? Treat yourself to a glass of Echelon Chardonnay. Remembered to back up your hard drive? That calls for Echelon Pinot Noir. Made dinner reservations AND lined up a babysitter for Saturday night? Toast your success with Echelon Cabernet Sauvignon. Caught up on Facebook? Pour yourself a glass of Echelon Pinot Grigio. No matter the feat, no matter how small – we have an Echelon wine that “fits” the occasion perfectly. Echelon. You’re Entitled. Read less

Member Reviews for California Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: reneeannbutler
203313128
5.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/01/2014

My favorite wine.. In a word? Velvet


Snooth User: pkellepourey
359708104
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 01/11/2011

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


Snooth User: Derek25
530893228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/26/2011

Three glasses


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

Four and a half glasses


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. ;-)


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External Reviews for California Pinot Noir

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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.



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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.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

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

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