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Fulcrum “Floodgate Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma.

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Grapes

100% Pinot Noir

 

Facts

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Taste

Skewing towards darker fruit than most people have come to recognize in Pinot. Yes, there’s a little cranberry and raspberry there, but it’s hidden behind dark cherries and currant flavors. Silky smooth and multi-layered, with a fair amount of baking spice. Unfiltered and unfined…just as I like it.
It kind-of seems like a shame to be drinking this wine right now, as I’d love to see what it’s capable of if laid-down for at least 3-5 years. The tannins and acid levels are definitely out in full-force; so it you’re going to pop it open now, make sure you aerate/decant first. These are the kind of wines I like writing about.

 

Pairing

Thanksgiving turkey and cranberry sauce since it’s that time of year, but I’d personally love to throw some rosemary-crusted lamb chops at this wine and see what it has to say about it!

 

Price

$54 (available from select retailers and also FulcrumWines.com).

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