Fulcrum 2019 Pinot Noir Brousseau
2019 Fulcrum Pinot Noir Brosseau Vineyard Chalone District
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 94+ Points
The most elegant Brosseau Pinot in our experience, this lovely bottling grows ever more attractive as it opens. With airing scents of pink peppercorn, coriander seed and a hint of cinnamon give savory support to more forthcoming scents of pomegranate, cranberry sauce, red raspberry and bottled red cherry. In the mouth it proves bigger and a touch more tannic than anticipated, and its long-lasting flavors of bottled cherry, wild cherry, red plum, raspberry, red licorice, cherry pit, pink peppercorn, mace, coriander seed and hazelnut seem vibrantly fresh. It should steadily improve over the next 30 months or so. 180 cases produced.
Charred boysenberry, wild strawberry, chai spice and wet, gravelly soil aromas come through on the layered nose of this bottling. Oak spice sinks into the palate, framing the roasted raspberry and cardamom flavors, set atop a pleasantly rocky texture. Matt Kettmann