Fulcrum On Point Christinna's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2010
The real impetus for Fulcrum Wines is to produce wines that are in balance for discriminating consumers that believe, as we do, that more is not always better. Acid, tannin, alcohol, fruit expression, oak influence, age worthiness, and food friendliness are all key areas where we seek to strike the right balance. A fulcrum is a point of balance for a lever. Leveraging the best wine out of the finest grapes while maintaining a wines balance is a great metaphor for what Fulcrum is all about. But don't all winemakers talk about this and claim their wines are balanced? Yes they do, and there are tremendously balanced and excellent wines that are made and enjoyed throughout the U.S., but it is not as common as one would hope. We see too many examples of 17% alcohol table wines, oaky Pinot Noir, flabby Chardonnay, and jammy fruit-driven wines that taste more like raisins than grapes. Our approach is to defy the trends and deliver on what we believe is the best way to make Pinot Noir and hope that we find others like you that want to enjoy the finest, most elegant Pinot Noir available.
The wine showed predominantly dark berries, plum soft oak and spice, also with a little mocha, toast and cola. Smooth tannins. The fruit gets a little “redder” towards the long and elegant finish. Not “big and fake” in the same way that some Pinot’s can be, especially when encountered around this same price point.
Three and a half glasses
Food Pairings for Fulcrum On Point Christinna's Cuvee Pinot Noir
Deep ruby color. Sweet spice, earthy pine and floral nose. Bright cherries, cola, and earth with a hint of toast on the long finish. Very well balanced and elegant. Invites you to take sip after sip.
Aged 15 months in French Oak.
Notes: 15 months in French oak.
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