• SN: 92

    Snooth Editorial Score

    92

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Fulcrum Tina Marie Vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lovely on the nose, with some youthful oak backing up really perfumed fruit. This has wonderfully fresh floral tones, a light herbal top note with a hint of green tea and spicy red currant/cranberry fruit. This enters the mouth with a really light character and gains only a modest amount of weight through the mid-palate. The fruit is bright and pure, and with the oak adding a bit of weight at this point while muting the aromatic slightly. The backend sees more depth and weight, with a rush of watermelon followed by dark cherry fruits dusted lightly with vanilla. This is subtle and elegant, with superb balance and length. The finish really shows the potential of the wine, so this might be better with a few more months in bottle. 92pts

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages

  • 2008

+ Vintage
Winery: Fulcrum Wines  
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.77 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Fulcrum Wines:
The real impetus for Fulcrum Wines is to produce California Pinot Noirs that are in balance for critical consumers that believe as we do, that more is not always better. Acid, tannin, sweetness, 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 th... Read more
The real impetus for Fulcrum Wines is to produce California Pinot Noirs that are in balance for critical consumers that believe as we do, that more is not always better. Acid, tannin, sweetness, 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 wines out of the best grapes while maintaining a wines balance is a great metaphor for what Fulcrum is all about. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Fulcrum Tina Marie Vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/09/2010

Lovely on the nose, with some youthful oak backing up really perfumed fruit. This has wonderfully fresh floral tones, a light herbal top note with a hint of green tea and spicy red currant/cranberry fruit. This enters the mouth with a really light character and gains only a modest amount of weight through the mid-palate. The fruit is bright and pure, and with the oak adding a bit of weight at this point while muting the aromatic slightly. The backend sees more depth and weight, with a rush of watermelon followed by dark cherry fruits dusted lightly with vanilla. This is subtle and elegant, with superb balance and length. The finish really shows the potential of the wine, so this might be better with a few more months in bottle. 92pts


Member Reviews for Fulcrum Tina Marie Vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir

Add your review
Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
08/02/2010

Three and a half glasses



Photos

+ Add Image

1500 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Notes: 40% New

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3%
Sugar: .01 grams per liter

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network