Apothic

Winemaker's Blend California Red Blend

8.76326 ratings
8.032 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby color, dark fruits on the nose. Structured with Cab Sauvignon, adding Zinfandel Merlot and Syrah. The palate is dry and a little tannic with dark fruits and spice coming through. Medium finish, Easy drinking, ending with spice notes. Not bad for a $11 red.

Deep Ruby color, dark fruits on the nose. Structured with Cab Sauvignon, adding Zinfandel Merlot and Syrah. The palate is dry and a little tannic with dark fruits and spice coming through. Medium finish, Easy drinking, ending with spice notes. Not bad for a $11 red.

Jul 24th, 2018
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet plums, light oak, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, cloves, peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with sweet cherries, black plums, blackberries, raisins, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, mocha, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.


This red blend from California is drinking nicely. Simple and drinkable by itself. Not very sophisticated, but always a favorite in a party scenario. Ripe and jammy. Might be sweet for some.

A blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$9.

Dark ruby in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, blueberries, sweet plums, light oak, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, cloves, peppercorn.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry to off dry on the palate with sweet cherries, black plums, blackberries, raisins, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, mocha, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.


This red blend from California is drinking nicely. Simple and drinkable by itself. Not very sophisticated, but always a favorite in a party scenario. Ripe and jammy. Might be sweet for some.

A blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$9.

Jun 4th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

7.9

Jesus. This is awful. Tastes like soda or bug juice. Thanks dan.

Jesus. This is awful. Tastes like soda or bug juice. Thanks dan.

Oct 16th, 2017
Sarah Blomfield

I know everyone raves about this, but it was too sweet to accompany a meal. It's a good wine if you don't really like wine very much and want something sweet. For us, though, it's probably not something we'd buy again. Tastes of blackberry jam and roasted chestnuts.

I know everyone raves about this, but it was too sweet to accompany a meal. It's a good wine if you don't really like wine very much and want something sweet. For us, though, it's probably not something we'd buy again. Tastes of blackberry jam and roasted chestnuts.

47 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2014
Linnea DuLac

I'm a novice wine drinker and this is a very easy one to drink, this I love it!!

I'm a novice wine drinker and this is a very easy one to drink, this I love it!!

28 people found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
Ernest Lin

Very fruit forward medium bodied red wine. Good every day drinker and only $8 a bottle at Safeway. A little too sweet for some.

Very fruit forward medium bodied red wine. Good every day drinker and only $8 a bottle at Safeway. A little too sweet for some.

26 people found it helpfulJul 16th, 2014
Lauren Spain-Bondi

A bit sweet, but a nice easy flavor. Good for a party, attractive label. :-)

A bit sweet, but a nice easy flavor. Good for a party, attractive label. :-)

25 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Samantha Amberg

Too sweet and oaky. Easy drinking though, I'm sure it would be a crowd pleaser

Too sweet and oaky. Easy drinking though, I'm sure it would be a crowd pleaser

17 people found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2014
Adam Massimo

This is my favorite, Fuck you

This is my favorite, Fuck you

14 people found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Riccardo L.

Great choice on a Monday night. Use this for your go-to. Smooth, flavorful, nothing over the top. This is the kind of red that can convert those "I only drink white wine" types.

Great choice on a Monday night. Use this for your go-to. Smooth, flavorful, nothing over the top. This is the kind of red that can convert those "I only drink white wine" types.

11 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014