Brutocao Mixed Reds
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@Mark_L pairs up the Uber Tuscan with a Fat Head pizza for a Lab Rat Report and tasting I got medium cherries and some darker fruit and spiciness. Everything was in balance, with decent acidity.
@kaolis finds, while we wait on the Rats to report, a WE pro note on the Quadriga well-balanced, full-bodied blend of Italian varietals offers warm spices and red fruits on light tannins for an especially appetizing expression.
2019 Brutocao Quadriga, Hopland Ranches, Mendocino
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2017 Brutocao Uber Tuscan, Hopland Ranches, Mendocino
2019 Brutocao Primitivo, Contento Vineyard, Mendocino
$384.00/Case for 4x 2019 Brutocao Quadriga, Hopland Ranches, Mendocino + 4x 2017 Brutocao Uber Tuscan, Hipland Ranches, Mendocino + 4x 2019 Brutocao Primitivo, Contento Vineyard, Mendocino at Brutocao Cellars
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Brutocao Mixed Reds
3 bottles for $54.99 $18.33/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $159.99 $13.33/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
2019 Brutocao Quadriga
2017 Brutocao Uber Tuscan
2019 Brutocao Primitivo
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
Brutocao Mixed Reds - $60 = 27.26%
2017 Brutocao Uber Tuscan
This past Tuesday after performing a good deed (driving an hour to pick up a portable air conditioner for a needy neighbor), upon returning home an email from Alice indicated that I had been rewarded with a coming Labrat shipment. The UPS shipping information suggested that I would be receiving a Brutocao Cellars Uber Tuscan which arrived on Wednesday, giving a few days for the wine to rest before the offering. My wife is out of town (helping with the soon arrival of grandchild #8) so I was on my own for the rattage duties.
Note: the bottle indicates 14.5% alcohol vs. the 13.9% shown in the specs above (label also says 300 cases produced).
Since the wine seemed to invite Italian pairing, I did the best I could with a low-carb Fat Head pizza that we had recently made (ours included Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, and black olives). Once poured into the glass, the wine was a very transparent medium red (reminded me of a somewhat darker pinot noir) typical of the sangiovese component. Upon swirling it formed long legs on the glass. I didn’t pick up a lot on the nose (but I think my sense of smell is a bit muted for now). On tasting I got medium cherries and some darker fruit (maybe blackberries), and spiciness. Everything was in balance, with decent acidity. The wine and pizza complemented each other quite nicely. I didn’t notice much change in the flavor of the wine through the evening.
I corked the bottle and stored it in the fridge. On the second day (Sunday) the wine seemed very similar to day one. I made some beef fajitas (using cheddar cheese wraps) and the wine went very nicely with the meal. I also tried it with a few other things on hand. With a sharp white cheddar, the flavor of the wine smoothed out nicely. I tried it after some smoked salmon and it totally shut down the wine. Nuts (almonds and pecans) didn’t go very well. After some (keto) chocolate the wine was quite sharp (negatively) in flavor. Overall, this is definitely a wine that is best with (appropriate) food.
Since I was ratting solo, I still have a glass left in the bottle for today, so I will update if there are any significant changes. Thanks to Alice and WineDavid for the opportunity to try this.
Wow – all I hear are the crickets! Finished the bottle this evening. Still holding up well. Nothing of significance to add.
must still be inebriated from the weekend
That Enthusiast review on Quadriga:
91 Points. This well-balanced, full-bodied blend of Italian varietals offers warm spices and red fruits on light tannins for an especially appetizing expression. Plum, cherry and balsam flavors are lively and complex. It’s made of Primitivo, Sangiovese, Barbera and Dolcetto, aged in 34% new (a mix of French and American) oak barrels. JG 9/1/22
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I was vacillating (as usual) over this but I’ve loved every Brutocao wine I’ve had so what the hell? Getting close to done on a kitchen renovation and gotta stock the new wine fridge with something.
Thanks Casemates for the privilege!
This wine is very fitting as my wife and I got married in Hopland CA, ten years ago this August. We also bought a case of the 2017 Brutocao Cab, which we very much enjoyed. We opened one of those also for the occasion.
2019 Brutocao Primitivo Contento Vineyard
In the glass, the wine had a deep, ruby red, almost garnet color.
Ripe blackberries, raspberries, and plum. I would say this is pretty fruit-forward but not overly jammy as some zins can get. Some alcohol on the nose when we first popped the bottle but blew off pretty quickly.
Still getting black fruit, black cherries, and juicy plums take center stage, The wine’s medium-to-full body has a velvety texture while well-integrated medium tannins. Mid-palate, had light sweetness and acidity. Good long finish with lingering dark fruit.
Overall we really enjoyed the wine and for $13 it is a steal and would say it would be a good deal at $20. In for a case!
This mix and description had me intrigued- was hoping for more rats/input, but based on the above we’re in for our 3rd case in the last week- yikes!
Caved - in for a case!
Seeing as I just returned from Italy and every house wine was delicious, I’m in!