Echelon Pinot Grigio is a palate pleasing, pool-side wine. Delicate aromas of melons, figs and a hint of lemon burst forth from this refreshing, quaffable wine. Dry on the finish, with a slight mineral acidity. Bright flavors of tart green apple and tropical melon grace the palate for a bright, crisp taste.
Echelon Pinot Grigio offers ahoneysuckle and citrus nose with hints of tropicalfruit. Pear and apple flavors are enhancedby a crisp, refreshing finish.
VINTAGE2002APPELLATIONClarksburgVARIETAL COMPOSITION86% Pinot Gris14% ViognierBARREL AGING4 Months100% French Barrels5% New Oak–Medium ToastRELEASE DATEJune 2003OPTIMUM TIMEFOR CONSUMPTION2003-2005PRODUCTION STATISTICSHarvest Date 8/24/02–8/31/02Sugar at Harvest 23.4° BRIXWine pH 3.40Wine Acidity 5.71 GM/LTR.Alcohol 13.8%Case Production 1,060
ThisCalifornia-style Pinot Grigio has arich palate that can stand alone as anaperitif yet nicely complement a widevariety of foods, from fresh Dungenesscrab to roast chicken or even proscuittoand melon.