100% Pinot Grigio from California.
SRP of $13 and available for as low as $10. Sample received courtesy Benson Marketing for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"From the sprawling coastline to the gently rolling hills enveloping lush, vineyard laden valleys, Echelon is inspired by the best California has to offer. Delight in the simple sophistication of this Pinot Grigio to celebrate even the smallest of accomplishments. No victory is too small to reward yourself with a glass of Echelon Pinot Grigio.
Brilliant aromas of juicy pear and lemon zest are brought to the nose with a hint of honeysuckle. Bright flavours of tart green apple and tropical melon grace the palate for a clean, crisp taste.
Today's wine is the third we've tried from the Echelon line and the first white. We previously recommended the Echelon Red Blend (A Fine Find For Pizza Night) as well as the Collection Series Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (A Flavorful And Spicy Saturday Splurge). Today we turn to one of the more popular white varieties, Pinot Grigio.
The 2010 Echelon Pinot Grigio begins with an excellent aroma of zesty lemon, melon, pear and a good bit of honey. Tasting the wine shows it to be crisp and juicy with lots of fresh sweet fruit. In fact, this one is a little sweeter than your average Pinot Grigio so it'll be a great one for fans of sweet wines. The primary flavors are green apple, pear, lemon and honey which turn into zesty and sweet notes on the finish with some slight mineral undertones.
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