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Brutocao Cellars

Brutocao Cellars Winemaking traditions often begin around the table. Brutocao's roots go back two generations to a Venice, Italy, dinner table. When the Brutocao family came to the New World and married into the Bliss family of farmers, it was only natural that they would combine their passions and become grapegrowers and winemakers. Today, the family still blends their Italian heritage with their rural agricultural lifestyle to make some of California's finest wines. Grandfather Irv Bliss purchased the Mendocino County property in the mid- 1940s. When the family began making wine in 1991, they chose the Lion of St. Mark, modeled after a lion at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice, as their symbol of family tradition and quality. That quality comes from the location of their 475 acres of vineyards in southern Mendocino County. The Brutocao family tradition of serving wine at the table means wines that are produced with good food and good friends in mind.


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12500 South Highway 101, Hopland, CA, US, 95449 Email:
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  2001 Merlot
Redolent in black cherry and currant fruit with touches of coffee, creamy oak and rich earth. UNFILTERED
  2002 Chardonnay
Gentle green apple and soft lemon hints share focus with chalky mineral tones in this gently oaked offering.
  2003 Chardonnay
Tropical melon, green apple and fresh citrus tones with clean, mineral crispness.
  2003 Pinot Noir
The Trademark of our Feliz Pinot is always sweet raspberry and red cherry fruitiness. Ripeness is subordinate to bright fruit supported by neatly taylored oak.
  2003 Reserve Chardonnay,
Ripe gala apple succulence is brightened by melon, pineapple fruit flavors. Harvested at optimum maturity, barrle fermented with sur lees aging.
  2003 Reserve Pinot Noir
Sweet black cherry, ripe raspberry and smoky oak generate a rich fruit introduction bouyed by a fine supporting tannin foundation.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep cherry fruit, chalky spice with balanced depth of tannin and intergrated oak.
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Contento Vineyard Select, Estate Bottled
Our Cabernet-dedicated hillside Contento Vinyard delivers a big Cabernet with black cherry, currant and cedar flavors braced by sturdy tannins & focused oak.
  Merlot, Bliss Vinyard Select, Estate Bottled
Exhibits the intensity of color, depth of fruit flavor and fine dense tannin. The concentrated flavors and abundant, soft tannins highlighted here are an excellent example of our Bliss ranch Merlot fruit.
  Merlot, Estate Bottled, Brutocao Vinyards
Red cherry fruit and silky dark tea tannin wrap around cappuciino oak.
  Merlot, Riserva d' Argento, Estate Bottled
Dark cherry, currant, coffee flavors and hints of dark chocolate, mint and rich earth make this another voluptuous visage. 15% Cabernet blend.
  Merlot, Riserva d'Argento, Estate Bottled
Cocoa, rich earth and hints of anise decorate the edges as deep black fruit shares the marquee with smoky oak to generate a display of intricate organoleptic entertainment.
  Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Estate Bottled
Redolent in red cherry and sweet raspberry fruit with tangy acidity, this middle weight hails from the school of bright fruit.
  Quadriga, Hopland Ranches, Estate Bottled
The triumph of Italian wine varietals championed in this Estate blend of Sangiovese, Primitivo, Barbera and Dolcetto offers a portrait of aromas and flavors that have resonated throughout the Mediterranean for centuries.
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
Our ARGENTO series wines are dedicated to blends from select barrels that we feel best highlight the flavors found in our vineyards. Classic in its delivery of precise currant and black cherry fruit with notes of rich loam and smoky oak, our 2003 Riserva d'Argento Cabernet Sauvignon is equally generous with both direct fruit and firming tannin. Clove, cedar and elegant spice continue the flavor definitions from the Cabernet vineyards of Brutocao to you.
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
Currant, black cherry, and black berry fruit with notes of rich loam and smoky oak, equally generous with both direct fruit and firming tannin.
  Syrah, Feliz Vineyard Select, Estate Bottled
Brimming with blackberry/raspberry fruit, fine grain tannins meet sweet, smoky oak and bright berry nuances.
Style with devotion to focused berry fruit - blackberry, raspberry and cedar spice join poised tannin to produce Classic Zinfandel.
  Zinfandel Port
The emergence of our Feliz Vineyard block #62 Costa Magna clone Zinfandel as a producer of bright berry fruit, supple chocolate and crisp licorice flavors has made it the perfect choice for our Estate Port Program.
  Zinfandel, Estate Bottled
Blackberry front, raspberry background and redolent in supporting succulence. Cocoa and cedar, rich earth and spice with ripe berry.


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