Apothic

Winemaker's Blend California Red Blend

8.76138 ratings
8.126 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"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
Alex Powell

Wow. The number 1 selling wine in Canada, eh? Not the worst drink posing as wine I've ever had, but top 5 no doubt. This is just soulless, chemical-ridden pomegranate juice spiked with alcohol and sugar, then smoothened out in a laboratory beaker. Seriously people, you can't taste what's wrong with this shit? And the worst part is that there is great family-made wine the world over that can't sell their honestly-priced wine because of this abomination. And really, you'd pay $17 for this here in Canada? Essh....

Wow. The number 1 selling wine in Canada, eh? Not the worst drink posing as wine I've ever had, but top 5 no doubt. This is just soulless, chemical-ridden pomegranate juice spiked with alcohol and sugar, then smoothened out in a laboratory beaker. Seriously people, you can't taste what's wrong with this shit? And the worst part is that there is great family-made wine the world over that can't sell their honestly-priced wine because of this abomination. And really, you'd pay $17 for this here in Canada? Essh....

8 people found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015