2010 Echelon Pinot Grigio

Honeyed aromas, very fruity, with honeyed, peachy flavors, and honey even in the finish. Fruit and citrus overwhelm the crispness you’d expect to find in a wine made from pinot grigio grapes. It’s a nice example of a modern sweet wine, probably a crowd-pleaser, but not really a pinot grigio. Maybe they should rename it? Recommended with reservations. BSE

WHO: Echelon
WHAT: Pinot Grigio
WHERE:  Monterey County and Central Valley, California
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: around $13  (media sample)

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