Balance the Key at Fulcrum Wines
Fulcrum Owner and Winemaker David Rossi chats with us in this episode about the intricacies and distinction of Pinot Noir across regions in California. Rossi produces a small portfolio of vineyard- and appellation-designated Pinot Noirs.
Petaluma Gap is soon to be its own AVA and Rossi is excited to have made wine from this Sonoma Coast appellation for some time now. Listen in to hear more about the unique and distinctive terrior of the Petaluma Gap. Richer than Russian River and a bit less of the red fruit that generally comes from Carneros. The Sonoma Coast is a massively large stretch of land, just along the coast and heading inland. The Gap is actually 13 miles in from the coast, with very different soil types and temperatures.
These limited production wines are made from a handful of acclaimed vineyard sites in the Anderson Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros and Chalone appellations.
Rossi makes wines from Anderson Valley, significantly further north, in Russian River near the town of Healdsburg, in Carneros and all the way to Chalone appellation in Eastern Monterey. He leases land at vineyard across this expanse, a way for a small winemaker such as himself to still control growing conditions yet not own the land. He still makes all the wine on his own, simply purchasing the grapes from these various properties.
His tasting room is nestled in the square of Sonoma making it easy to taste across these regions in a single location.
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