Brutocao Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" 2008 wine review by (PB)
Garnet hue with bouquet of woody cherry fruit with a rustic edge to it all.
Palate-- awkward front that borders on a flaw, a touch of bread, very restrained fruit, the same awkward mid-palate and finish. I'll let this breathe but this is off to a disappointing start!
2 hours later, the bouquet is really quite nice with all the elements above with a bit more finesse, more importantly, the awkwardness of the palate is barely noticeable now.
This wine cost $11 marked down from $22. At $11 it's enjoyable but if I had paid $22 for this, I would have not been happy. Raise a glass.