2019 Fulcrum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2019 Fulcrum Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir; Deep dark purple hues. Earth, desert sage, anise and berry compote on the nose. Mouth-filling blackberries, spice, and earth on the palate. Full bodied with excellent acid and tannin balance. Long intense finish. A bold and rich expression of Pinot Noir. Only 200 cases made.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards. These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.
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California’s Grand Cru Pinot Noir Vineyard – Winemaker David Rossi has gained a reputation for making some of the finest insider single vineyard Pinot Noir coming out of California and has become a close friend of ours over the years. He visits us twice a year, but this year he had to delay his trip because of the pandemic and the fires in California. That didn’t keep us from connecting. I have a 15 case allocation his most sought after single vineyard the 2019 Fulcrum Pinot Noir Gaps Crown Vineyard, about as good as it gets.
‘Gaps Crown’. The Pinot Noirs from Gaps Crown are exceptional. The vineyard is located in the cool and windy Petaluma Gap, with twenty top Pinot Producers making wine from the vineyard including Sojourn, Patz and Hall and Kosta Browne. The vineyard was recently purchased by stand-out businessman Bill Price who owns Kosta Brown, making it the most expensive Pinot Noir acreage in the USA. Gap’s Crown is a Grand Cru caliber vineyard.
California Pinot Noir does not get better. These wines are impossible to find and for a single vineyard Gaps Crown bottling, this wine is for free!