David Rossi of Fulcrum Wines Sonoma

Fulcrum Wine’s David Rossi Talks Pinot Noir Across California


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.

Cubs Win the World Series

Excuse the delay in content.  The Chicago Cubs distracted my podcast posting after winning the last three games of the World Series in a row to take the titles. Go Cubs Go, as we say in Chicago! Fly the W! Now, back to the wine world.

Tune in for Past Episodes

Remember to tune in regularly for great interviews with Sommeliers, Winemakers, Wine Directors, Food Artisans and Top Chefs. Also, virtually taste wines with top wine experts then go taste them yourselves. SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please SUBSCRIBE here, on iTunes , on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher. Send us your thoughts, ideas, and names of peeps you’d like us to interview.

You can check out the past few episodes but if you SUBSCRIBE , you’ll receive each new episode right to your device, whichever one you listen to your podcasts on.  Share episodes across social media channels, as well, to let others discover our wine conversations. A few of the most recent include:

Zingerman’s Roadhouse Bar Manager Carly Bower on Wines on the List

Eataly CEO Nicola Farinetti Talks Italian Cuisine and the Identita Golose Celebration

Winemaker Tom Hinde on Running Yao Family Wines in Napa Valley

Allesia Riccieri on Chiant Classico Gagliole Winery

Check Out Del Frisco Chicago’s New Wine Director Amy Lutchen

Frank Altamura of Altamura Winery and Vineyard on wines and local produce at Ciccio

2016 Napa Valley Harvest with Opus One Winemaker Michael Silacci

Vance Rose of Grieve Winery Talks Napa Sauvignon Blanc At it’s Best

Zingerman’s Creamery Cheesemonger Paul Bower Talks Cheese Please

Wine Tasting Series:

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Tony Rossi of Enolo Wine Cafe Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Marcello and Meredith of Swift & Sons

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series: Jon McDaniel of Acanto, A Lawless Restaurant 

SOMMTALKSWine Tasting Series: Parag Lalit of Sixteen in Trump Tower Chicago 

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series: Rachel Driver Speckan of City Winery Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series : Liz Mendez of Purple Pig

Catch you next time!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *