Brutocao 1996 Merlot

Mendocino AVA
90 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
Gold Medal + Best of Class — New World International Competition
Gold Medal — World Wine Championships
Mendocino AVA
100% Merlot
16 months in French & American Oak

The Brutocao 1996 Merlot has won so many medals we ran out of room to list them all below! This beautiful Merlot offers billowy aromas of ripe black cherry fruit, with a touch of oaky spice and dried herb. The aroma follows through with deep and dramatic flavors of black fruit and a touch of spice. Velvety smooth mouthfeel as it rolls across the palate to a very long finish. Whether you’re a Merlot fan or not, this delectable wine has wide palate-appeal. A few of the winery’s own tasting notes read, “Hints of blackberry, ripe fruit and fresh earthy/oak nose. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and rich plum are very approachable now, and will continue to improve with age.”

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