Apothic Red Blend 2011

Red Blends from California

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Winemaker's Notes

Apothic Red is bold and enchanting, as it captures the dark fruit characteristics of Syrah and Zinfandel. These jammy flavors blend well with the elegant blackberry and black cherry characteristics of the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The wine is further enhanced by undertones of mocha and vanilla.

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Rating:
(10/23/2012)
Had no idea that I have been drinking such a sweet wine until I read these reviews. This is one of my favorite, all purpose, red wines. It plays well with a variety of foods and is a good wine on its own as well. I do not consider this a sweet wine, nor has anyone else that has tried it. I typically stay away from sweet wines - and would certainly not consider this even remotely similar to port. Perhaps there was a significant change between vintages? Otherwise I truly can't understand how this could be categorized as sweet. If you are a fan of blends (as I am) give it a try.
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MNRN - Marina Del Rey, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/19/2012)
not sophisticated but easy to drink red, what you would expect from such a blend, good price;
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Rating:
(10/2/2012)
Simply awful. As sweet as port. Managed to drink half a glass and poured the rest down the sink. Looking for a negative star rating.
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Rating:
(11/30/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Loved it! Super smooth red!
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Rating:
(1/5/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I'm not a huge red person, but this is amazing!!!
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WineBine - Corona, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/23/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
I love this, use to drink another similar one, but this one is even better.
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Rating:
(11/7/2012)
I'm picky about red wine, but I love Apothic Red. Such a great blend, perfect balance of flavors.
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Rating:
(8/24/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Fav wine under $10 right now
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1cubanita - Concord, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/19/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Something of a wine snob, but no expert by far. My palate has come a long way since merlots and sweet wines. I am equally surprised to see reviews comparing it to a port. I see in the description, jammy...mocha, vanilla but it has more of the rich zin/syrah flavors than anything sweet. If you're not a 'blends' person, this wine may not be compatible with your palate. I went to a recent tasting of Rhone reds, 20 people: 15 people LOVED 2 of the wines while the rest of us pretty much hated them; vice versa for the other 2 wines. I think our palates have a few categories and it may just be we fall on different parts of the scale. I personally loved it by accident without knowing what it was, nor the price. I think it's a great wine, and I love meritages and the stronger reds such as cab, malbec, franc, zin, and syrah. Do not like very sweet regular wine, or dessert wines.
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cccoy - Kansas City, MO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/9/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
I'm surprised to hear the negative reviews. Although this wine is sweet I definitely wouldn't call it a port. The trick is pairing it with food. If it's too sweet, pair it with something salty.
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Rating:
(10/22/2012)
Wanted to like it. Over the top vanilla and fruit start with very bland, flat finish. Might make a good mulled wine.
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ancook85 - Columbia, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/6/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
This wine is an epic fail. I am not a snob when it comes to wine, but I could barely finish the glass.
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Kcroberto - Pittsburgh, PA (read all my reviews)

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(9/25/2012)
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Learn About Apothic

More than 800 years ago, vintners blended and stored their most coveted concoctions in a mysterious place called Apotheca. In late 2005, a Master Winemaker envisioned an epic red wine combining Old World traditions of blending while realizing a markedly New World style. Thus began the path that led his protégé, winemaker Boyd Morrison, to select grapes from California's bountiful vineyards for this new blended red. Morrison was inspired to blend spicy Zinfandel, with smooth Merlot and lush, dark Syrah to create Apothic Red.

Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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