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2010 Fulcrum Pinot Noir BrosseauPinot Noir from United States

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Wine: "Deep purple hue, dense and firm. Brooding nose of blueberry and pipe tobacco. Concentrated blueberry, blackberry, espresso and chocolate flavors abound. Finishes with m...

  • 91 Pinot Report
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91

"Deep ruby color; deep earthy aromas with some black cherry notes; deep, tight, dark cherry flavors with earthy, pepper notes; some tannin; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, interesting Pinot that will reward a good hour plus of air." (09/12)

Product Description:

Wine:
"Deep purple hue, dense and firm. Brooding nose of blueberry and pipe tobacco. Concentrated blueberry, blackberry, espresso and chocolate flavors abound. Finishes with mouth-coating tannins that bode well for aging. Bottled Unfiltered." - Winery

Brosseau Vineyard:
"Brosseau is truely one of California's premier vineyards. It is located in the historic Chalone Appellation of Monterey. Tucked into the Gavilan mountain range east of the Santa Lucia Highlands, this is a spectacular site for Pinot Noir. The property was originally planted in 1980 by Jon and Jan Brosseau. The vineyard is farmed organically and yields less than 2 tons per acre of dark concentrated fruit. The soil is comprised of limestone, decomposed granite, and volcanic rock. Fulcrum's blocks include clones 113, 114, 115 which we used in our 2011 Brosseau Pinot Noir. Brosseau fruit also serves as the backbone of our 2011 On Point Chalone." - Winery

Fulcrum:
"For David and Christinna Rossi, founders of Fulcrum Wines, the metaphor of a fulcrum being a point of balance for a lever is what their Pinot venture is all about. They strive for elegance and balance in their wines. David is the winemaker and began his winemaking career as a home winemaker with a basement packed full of equipment and barrels. David grew up in southern Arizona and worked in his family's restaurant business. After earning his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arizona and his master's from Carnegie Mellon, he went to work in the food industry. Christinna runs the sales and marketing side of of the winery. They founded Fulcrum Wines with the 2005 vintage and have gradually built relationships with some top Pinot vineyards. David makes the wines at a custom-crush facility in the Napa Valley. Pinot bottlings include vineyard designates from Brosseau Vineyard, Floodgate Vineyard, Gap's Crown Vineyard and Londer Vineyard, as well as proprietary blends called On Point." - Pinot Report

Product Detail

Item # 72719
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region North Coast
Ratings

91 - Pinot Report

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.1%
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato