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Fulcrum Wines Update

 

Fulcrum Holiday Newsletter and Free Shipping Offer

 

 

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Holiday Newletter and Discount Offer

With the holidays upon us, we wanted to update you on the latest happenings at Fulcrum and offer a holiday discount for those that think the Pinot makes the perfect gift(and who doesn’t). There is so much going on that we will be brief, but you can always check us out on Twitter or Facebook to get the latest info.

Holiday Free Shipping

Our 2010 Pinots have sold so well that we are down to our last few cases and in some cases bottles available. Please note in red the quantities available. We are offering free shipping on 3 bottles or more of our any of our wines. Even our 6 pack wooden cases get free shipping which is a tremendous value on a great gift item. Just type in FREE2011 as your coupon code to get the discount. Remember that you have to sign in on our website as a member to get the discount. You must order before December 8th. Here is our remaining inventory:

  • Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast Pinot- Only 12 6 packs left. No individual bottles left so you can only order in 6 packs
  • Londer, Anderson Valley Pinot- Only 3 6 packs left and 120 bottles left
  • Split Pack of 3 Gap’s and 3 Londer- Only 8 6 packs left
  • On Point, Christinna’s Cuvee Pinot- Only 200 bottles left

You can always call us at 732-610-9602 to place the order directly or email us at info@fulcrumwines.com

The 2011 Harvest

The 2011 Pinot Noir harvest in California was tremendous. You say, "But wait we hear it was tragic in California this year. What gives?". Most of the gloom around this year’s harvest was focused on later ripening varietals like Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon. For Pinot Noir it was a dream. Cool weather all year long and then just enough warmth to push us to ripeness in September. Our last harvest was in Carneros at the Wildcat Mountain Vineyard on October 3rd. October 3rd was the start of a rainy period that lasted for weeks and really bumbed out the Cabernet makers.

For the Pinot Noir producers you should expect some great wines, but not a lot of them. Frost earlier in the year reduced the crop in many areas especially in the Central Coast. It affected our Brosseau vineyard quantities and we only received 3 tons versus our 6 tons last year. These are the years when being on a membership list and having first choice of the wines really pays off!

2010 Vintage: Getting Ready for Bottling

We are getting set to bottle our 2010 Pinots on January 5th and 6th. We will have 6 bottlings available Fulcrum Gap’s Crown, Fulcrum Anderson Valley, On Point Christinna’s Cuvee and three new wines- Fulcrum Floodgate Vineyard(Russian River Valley), Fulcrum Brosseau Vineyard(Chalone AVA), and On Point Chalone.

We are going to release some of these in the early summer as usual and other in the fall. the Anderson Valley and Brosseau wines are tight and will need a bit longer to show their stuff. Well worth the wait though.

Fulcrum Reviews

Our 2009 Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir recent reviews/tasting notes are below. As always, trust your own palate.

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This is a full-bodied, balanced, structured beauty with a dark, yet juicy cherry core finishing with a spicy, mineral finish. This is a gem worth waiting for, so cellar it for up to 10 years—if you can’t wait, decant an hour prior to consuming. Excellent 91 points

Allen Meadows-Burghound
An elegant, airy and restrained nose of black cherry, cassis and subtle spice notes gives way to lush, round and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess excellent complexity on the textured and extract-rich finish that is dusty, mouth coating and impressively persistent. This moderately structured effort should age beautifully and while it will be necessary to have some patience, I found this to be very promising. 91 points


Thank you for your support this year and we wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

David and Christinna

Fulcrum Wines
Napa, CA
tel: 732-610-9602
www.fulcrumwines.com

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