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Fulcrum Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Candied, dark and wild with musky, animale undertones. Sweet wood and dry mushroom spice, candied fruit, big and fairly rich with some noticeable wood tannins presenting quite firmly under the transparent red fruit. Nice interplay of wood and spice, though a bit two-dimensional. 88pts

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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 Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
07/06/2011

Candied, dark and wild with musky, animale undertones. Sweet wood and dry mushroom spice, candied fruit, big and fairly rich with some noticeable wood tannins presenting quite firmly under the transparent red fruit. Nice interplay of wood and spice, though a bit two-dimensional. 88pts


Member Reviews for Fulcrum Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

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4.00 5
03/02/2010

Cherries and cranberries loaded with great spice, in fact there's an awful lot of spice. Well integrated oak with this fresh wine. Great.

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NY Wine Expo 2010

Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.00 5
08/03/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: mrkler
18049941
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/01/2009

A must try pinot! Fruit filled nose, lite on the palate. Aboundance of fresh strawberries and raspberries with peppered cherry jam finish.


External Reviews for Fulcrum Wines Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2006 03/27/2008

Anderson Valley Pinot IS getting a lot attention lately, and what a rare find this wine is! At production of only 400 cases per year this is a treat to be sure. The nose smells like cherries and strawberries grown on Granny's farm. A bit of that rustic hay and barn-yard smell comes through as well. On the palate it tastes like tart strawberries up front but mellows out in the mid palate and the finish lingers with a hint of bell peppers, capers and Chinese Five Spice. Wow! This drinks nicely now, but look out, in another couple years you will wish you had bought more.


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Vintage: 2006 05/07/2008

As a relatively new wine drinker I have had a hard time finding a Pinot that I like. It was getting to the point where I didn't think it was worth continuing to try new Pinot Noir when I just didn't enjoy it. This wine was completely opposite of the sentiment I just expressed, I proclaim this the best Pinot I have ever drank.


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Vintage: 2006 03/13/2008

Although the nose was not very striking, the taste was delicious. Green apples and a mild, sour cherry flavor mix together to create a well-rounded and balanced pinot with a great finish. Way to go Cali!


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Vintage: 2006 03/12/2008

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is gaining a lot of notoriety and buzz over the past few months. This Pinot Noir from Fulcrum adds to the hype and lives up to it from start to finish. The nose brings to mind mulling spice and cranberry juice which leads to tart berry flavors and cedar woodsy action on the palette. The finish is peppercorn and jalapeno peppers softly nudging at each other and it goes on for days. This is a fantastic Pinot Noir if you're looking for an example of the quality coming out of the Anderson Valley. Everything about the wine, from the packaging to the color right down to the everlasting finish speaks of quality and value and makes this wine a special treat.



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900 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14%
Sugar: .01 grams per liter

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