A Fulcrum is the point on which an object balances. This was the name winemaker David Rossi chose for his winery when he founded it in 2005—years before the word balance became an essential element in any discussion about great New World Pinot Noir. For David, a Fulcrum represented the style of winemaking he spent years refining. It was also an ideal metaphor for his belief in leveraging the finest grapes to create balanced, complex and age-worthy Pinot Noirs.
Fulcrum is a winemaker’s winery, where no corners are ever cut. It is guided solely by David’s palate and a winemaking vision that has been developed over more than 20 years. From this vision, David produces a small portfolio of vineyard- and appellation-designated Fulcrum and On Point Pinot Noirs. These wines are made in limited quantities using grapes from a handful of acclaimed sites in the Anderson Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Carneros and Chalone appellations. Though both Fulcrum and On Point capture the meeting point between grace and strength, they offer different stylistic expressions of David’s balanced approach to Pinot Noir. Fulcrum is the most deeply structured expression of David’s winemaking, with On Point offering a softer, yet equally alluring, side of great Pinot Noir.
Come join us at Vinum 55 Scottsdale to sample these wonderful wines and meet their maker, David Rossi.