Apothic

Dark Limited Release California Red Blend

8.81713 ratings
8.314 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
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.

24 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

18 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
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.4

"Less fruity than the regular Apothic red. Deep dark cherry flavors. Nice palatable finish." Says one of my customers. $8 / 78pts

"Less fruity than the regular Apothic red. Deep dark cherry flavors. Nice palatable finish." Says one of my customers. $8 / 78pts

15 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2013
Tyra Hughes

Dryer and full bodied. Very good wine for the price. Consistent taste.

Dryer and full bodied. Very good wine for the price. Consistent taste.

12 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2014
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
Penny Yuan

This wine really feels like a wine to open during girls night when the girls don't really know much about wines. It starts off really jammy and almost has a syrupy flavor and ends with a bit of tannic bitterness. Not a huge fan.

This wine really feels like a wine to open during girls night when the girls don't really know much about wines. It starts off really jammy and almost has a syrupy flavor and ends with a bit of tannic bitterness. Not a huge fan.

2 people found it helpfulOct 5th, 2016
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.

2 people found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2015
Diane Zajac-Woodie

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