Posts Tagged Fulcrum

2013 On Point Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Among winemakers who procure grapes from other than estate vines, two of the most coveted sources in the Sonoma Coast AVA are the Sangiacomo and Gap’s Crown vineyards. They provided all of the fruit for the 2013 On Point Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, a... Read more

2013 On Point ‘Christinna’s Cuvee’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This is a young Pinot Noir that is quite approachable now — which is the point of the On Point label from the folks at Fulcrum Wines. As winemaker David Rossi explains, “Every barrel of wine is really a distinct ecosphere… Some barrels are... Read more

2012 Fulcrum Petite Sirah, Landy Vineyard, Russian River Valley

One of the most misunderstood grape varietals is Petite Sirah. Brought to California in the later 1800s, its deep color and tannic backbone made it a perfect addition to the typical field blend reds of the time. These same drying tannins made... Read more

2012 Fulcrum Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

One of the lesser-known wine producing regions in California is the Anderson Valley, located above Sonoma County and tucked into a bucolic valley a dozen miles west of the 101 Highway. It isn’t easy to get to – a long, winding, one-lane road is... Read more

2011 Fulcrum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

This is the type of wine that comes to mind when you think of “California Pinot Noir.” It’s well extracted with some minerality, and a moderate earthy grip at the back suggests mid-term aging. With its assortment of “baritone” notes —... Read more

2011 Fulcrum Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chalone

Translucent ruby in color. Heady aromas of assorted red fruits and apricot are joined by hints of menthol and petroleum. There’s plenty of fleshy fruit in the mouth, along with a saline minerality. Sleek from mouth entry through the finish, this... Read more

2011 Fulcrum Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

There’s a lot to like about this Pinot Noir from Mendocino County’s bucolic Anderson Valley. It’s translucent ruby in color, with inviting aromas of vanilla bean, sassafras, candied red cherry, tea leaf and purple flowers. Light and bright in... Read more

2011 On Point ‘Christinna’s Cuvee’ Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This wine is translucent light ruby in color, delicately scented and Burgundian in style — not a “California fruit bomb” by any means. There’s a light cherry cough drop quality to it, but the wine is not at all syrupy. Instead, the woodspice... Read more