Apothic

Dark California Red Blend

8.8793 ratings
8.67 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
Stephen Becker

A milk chocolate Hans Gruber is charming your pants off. Which pants? The purple velvet ones that say 'JUICY' on the butt.

A milk chocolate Hans Gruber is charming your pants off. Which pants? The purple velvet ones that say 'JUICY' on the butt.

5 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2015
Chris Dreher

I love this blend. It is the opposite of sweet! not as heavy as a cab but with the full body flavor and dry. Very unique I've never tasted anything quite like it, But than again I don't often get blends. I would highly recommend this especially if you are trying to avoid sweet wines.

I love this blend. It is the opposite of sweet! not as heavy as a cab but with the full body flavor and dry. Very unique I've never tasted anything quite like it, But than again I don't often get blends. I would highly recommend this especially if you are trying to avoid sweet wines.

4 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2015
Suzy Kole

Deep and sweet. Easy to drink with a blackberry taste. Pairs well with roasts. I love Apothic Red and this is a great alternative.

Deep and sweet. Easy to drink with a blackberry taste. Pairs well with roasts. I love Apothic Red and this is a great alternative.

3 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2015
Diane Zajac

Delicious! Chocolate but not sweet. Rich & luscious but still light.

Delicious! Chocolate but not sweet. Rich & luscious but still light.

2 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2015
Jamie Wieland

Smooth berry with chocolate flavor. I have been waiting to try this one. I love Apothic Red my favorite wine. I am very pleased and enjoyed it. I purchased 3 bottles. I recently came back to the US it was at the top of my must haves list.

Smooth berry with chocolate flavor. I have been waiting to try this one. I love Apothic Red my favorite wine. I am very pleased and enjoyed it. I purchased 3 bottles. I recently came back to the US it was at the top of my must haves list.

2 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2015
Ibsen Santos

Nice. Much better than last year!! Blackberry, chocolate, coffee!!!

Nice. Much better than last year!! Blackberry, chocolate, coffee!!!

2 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2015
Michael Phillips

Like the Apothic Red blend, it has a nice fruity aroma only this wine is darker in color and has the more desirable dryness than their regular red blend.

Like the Apothic Red blend, it has a nice fruity aroma only this wine is darker in color and has the more desirable dryness than their regular red blend.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2015
Randy Fuller

Apothic Dark is frightfully dark, enough so that we can just go ahead and call it black. As in a black hole, as in no light gets through. As in a sunlamp doesn't get through. The aromas peg the needle on the dark side as well. Blackberry, black currant, black plum and - for variety - blueberry. Flavors are in that same realm, with a dollop of oak spice on top. Apothic Red throws that element in with too heavy a hand for me, so it was a relief to find the oak effect more restrained in the Dark.

Apothic Dark is frightfully dark, enough so that we can just go ahead and call it black. As in a black hole, as in no light gets through. As in a sunlamp doesn't get through. The aromas peg the needle on the dark side as well. Blackberry, black currant, black plum and - for variety - blueberry. Flavors are in that same realm, with a dollop of oak spice on top. Apothic Red throws that element in with too heavy a hand for me, so it was a relief to find the oak effect more restrained in the Dark.

Mar 20th, 2017
Riccardo L.

When I first saw this bottle I said, "you've got to be kidding me!" Then I bought it and gave it to the girls for Halloween. They liked it. Left me a sip. It was a good easy drink while handing out candies. Definitely a gimmick, but I'm not complaining.

When I first saw this bottle I said, "you've got to be kidding me!" Then I bought it and gave it to the girls for Halloween. They liked it. Left me a sip. It was a good easy drink while handing out candies. Definitely a gimmick, but I'm not complaining.

Nov 1st, 2015
Austin Baird

3rd year tradition. Great on its own, deep dark fruits and hues, light chocolate, easy drinking!

3rd year tradition. Great on its own, deep dark fruits and hues, light chocolate, easy drinking!

Sep 26th, 2015