Wine Review: Apothic Red

Each month I take a trip to Binny’s, our local liquor store, and stock up on wine. I browse the isles, typically selecting wines anywhere from $4.99-$8.99. I’ve always been pretty frugal so it’s hard for me to make an exception for something more than $10 – except RELAX or a Cupcake Wine. Both delicious!

Tonights mix included Apothic Red. In the past year, more so in non-summer months, I find myself drawn to red wines. Pinor Noir, Cabernet or  a Shiraz for sure make the cart. I also like Sweet Red blends. Tonight while walking around I came across this winemakers blend and was quite interested in trying it.

Overall the taste is subtle, sweet with a a bit of a bite towards the end. I definitely will be making notes to purchase again in the future. I think it would pair well with some sharp cheese and for sure a steak. Below I’ve take information from apothic.com to provide more details on the wine itself.

Wine Origin:
Inspired by an “Apotheca,” a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe, Apothic Red offers a truly unique wine experience. By crafting a distinctive blend of California grapes, our winemaker has created an epic red wine… nuanced and complex, and undeniably enchanting.

The Wine: 
A captivating blend of three distinct grapes, with the dark fruit flavors of Syrah, brambly spice of Zinfandel, and a smooth elegance of Merlot. Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry that are complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.