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On Point Pinot Noir Fulcrum Wines Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Red 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is intense, lightly leathery, funky and earthy with cola, quinine, vanilla and lightly beefy notes to the red berry fruit aromas. A bit soft up front then zesty with super fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity supporting wild cherry fruits that have a distinctly earthy, leathery edge to them. This is well-balanced and quite complex if a bit fruitier than I might like, with a short finish. 87pts

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Winery: Fulcrum Wines  
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 On Point Pinot Noir Fulcrum Wines Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,758
3.50 5
12/09/2010

This is intense, lightly leathery, funky and earthy with cola, quinine, vanilla and lightly beefy notes to the red berry fruit aromas. A bit soft up front then zesty with super fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity supporting wild cherry fruits that have a distinctly earthy, leathery edge to them. This is well-balanced and quite complex if a bit fruitier than I might like, with a short finish. 87pts


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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.00 5
08/02/2010

Three glasses



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1800 produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 40% New

Wine Specs:

Sugar: .01 grams per liter

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