Apothic

Dark California Red Blend

8.8461 ratings
8.05 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Stacy Six

This wine has many layers. Dark slightly overripe berries. Blackberry, blueberry and sweet strawberry like notes. It then has a smooth velvet layer that suggests dark chocolate and tobacco. Then it leaves you with an almost harsh acidic grapey/jamy flavor. The bottle is pretty and I really like the black cork, but I feel it is a bit of a gimmick for Halloween. Maybe, if it matures for another year or two some of the harsher notes will soften. It is an interesting wine and I have not tasted anything similar to it before. While I do not love it, I have consumed two bottles of it, so take my review for what it's worth.

This wine has many layers. Dark slightly overripe berries. Blackberry, blueberry and sweet strawberry like notes. It then has a smooth velvet layer that suggests dark chocolate and tobacco. Then it leaves you with an almost harsh acidic grapey/jamy flavor. The bottle is pretty and I really like the black cork, but I feel it is a bit of a gimmick for Halloween. Maybe, if it matures for another year or two some of the harsher notes will soften. It is an interesting wine and I have not tasted anything similar to it before. While I do not love it, I have consumed two bottles of it, so take my review for what it's worth.

25 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Ivan Skara

It would make any $5 steak taste like kobe beef

It would make any $5 steak taste like kobe beef

19 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Mika Lepisto

Very nice and smooth. Heavy dark fruits

Very nice and smooth. Heavy dark fruits

15 people found it helpfulSep 17th, 2014
Chad Harding

Dark fruity flavor. Cherries. Full body wine

Dark fruity flavor. Cherries. Full body wine

2 people found it helpfulOct 15th, 2014
John C.

Looks dark but is smooth and light.

Looks dark but is smooth and light.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Paul Taylor

Wow. Best wine I had in a long time. Great finish!

Wow. Best wine I had in a long time. Great finish!

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
S. M.
8.8

Great bargain

Great bargain

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2014
Rose’s Cafe

Juicy fruit up front, smooth texture, nice soft tannins...excellent!

Juicy fruit up front, smooth texture, nice soft tannins...excellent!

Nov 6th, 2014
Cynthia Berg

Very smooth. Color was mesmerizing

Very smooth. Color was mesmerizing

Jan 7th, 2017
Marlena Mier

Fantastic aromatics filled with jammy black fruits. Silky chocolate and stewed blackberries on the palate.

Fantastic aromatics filled with jammy black fruits. Silky chocolate and stewed blackberries on the palate.

Jan 1st, 2017