Apothic Crush Red Blend 2016
A decadent red blend that combines red fruit flavors with notes of caramel and a velvety smooth mouthfeel.
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Created as a seasonal release, this “smooth red blend” ups the ante for a “sweet-but-not-too-sweet” category. With the majority of its grapes sourced from the Lodi region, the blend predominantly consists of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir. Notes of perfumed jasmine show complexity, melding with a delicious fudge cake aroma that translates right to the palate. At 14.5% ABV, this wine is balanced and food friendly: Its acid structure is just right for its richness factor. A wash of caramel along with ripe, dense cherries and plums stretches the fun to a plush finish.
Apothic is a California winery that specializes in blends. Learn about the origin of the Apothic name, Apothic’s approach to winemaking, and the flavors of its flagship Apothic Red wine.
The Origin and Meaning of the Apothic Name
Inspired by "Apotheca," a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe, the wines of Apothic are truly unique in style and taste.
Apothic’s Winemaking Process
Apothic winemaker, Debbie Juergenson, crafts bold, captivating blends by using only the most distinctive California grapes. Each vintage, she lets the grapes guide the way from the vine to the cellar, crafting a collection of unforgettable wines, including Apothic Red, White, Dark, Crush, Inferno and a limited selection of seasonal releases.
To craft Apothic wines, Debbie looks for a unique blend of grapes to create intense aromas and bold flavors. "I strive to tell a story with each blend of Apothic," Debbie explains. "Whether it's one of drama, intrigue or romance, the wines of Apothic are truly original."
The Flavors of Apothic Red
Apothic Red wine is a masterful red blend featuring rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah, and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. These unique elements come together to create a red blend with layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha.