Apothic

Winemaker's Blend California Red Blend

8.5689 ratings
8.36 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
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

9.0

My favorite every day drinker. Can't beat the price either!

My favorite every day drinker. Can't beat the price either!

3 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2016
Mike K
8.7

A very respectable wine especially considering the price. Somewhat sweet but at the same time had a slight bit of dryness in the back. Berry flavors. Had with steak & goat cheese arugula salad and paired very well. Good one to have in stock.

A very respectable wine especially considering the price. Somewhat sweet but at the same time had a slight bit of dryness in the back. Berry flavors. Had with steak & goat cheese arugula salad and paired very well. Good one to have in stock.

2 people found it helpfulMay 31st, 2016
Carolyn Galla

I like it. Jay not so much. He didn't hate it but didn't love it.

I like it. Jay not so much. He didn't hate it but didn't love it.

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2017
Jon Patell

Sickly sweet, made the mistake of pairing with food. Actually unpleasant. I could see it being nicer under the cover of night with a cigar and dark chocolate and the smoke of a fire and loud friends?

Sickly sweet, made the mistake of pairing with food. Actually unpleasant. I could see it being nicer under the cover of night with a cigar and dark chocolate and the smoke of a fire and loud friends?

1 person found it helpfulMar 29th, 2016
Lori Mike

ON THE NOSE: cinnamon cherry and dark chocolate. ON THE PALATE: cherry, dark chocolate and cola. Medium body and short finish. A slight sweetness and bite.

ON THE NOSE: cinnamon cherry and dark chocolate. ON THE PALATE: cherry, dark chocolate and cola. Medium body and short finish. A slight sweetness and bite.

Feb 25th, 2017
Randy Fuller

It's very dark in the glass, black almost. A purple ring around the edge is the only thing differentiating the color from, say, motor oil. The nose is amazing, if a bit on the oaky side. Fire, smoke, burning things - all these traits come across with the fervor of a four-alarm blaze. Those grapes are there - Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon - but it's like “Where’s Waldo” to find them. Sweet oak is what you taste. And put the emphasis on sweet. This is one of those wines made exclusively for millennials who just got rid of the training wheels last week, so pardon me if I don't seem too enthusiastic. The oak isn't supposed to be the whole show.

It's very dark in the glass, black almost. A purple ring around the edge is the only thing differentiating the color from, say, motor oil. The nose is amazing, if a bit on the oaky side. Fire, smoke, burning things - all these traits come across with the fervor of a four-alarm blaze. Those grapes are there - Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon - but it's like “Where’s Waldo” to find them. Sweet oak is what you taste. And put the emphasis on sweet. This is one of those wines made exclusively for millennials who just got rid of the training wheels last week, so pardon me if I don't seem too enthusiastic. The oak isn't supposed to be the whole show.

Jan 4th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Tons of vanilla; single note

Tons of vanilla; single note

Oct 9th, 2016
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Very tannic and viney. Dark fruits with subtle sweetness. I'm getting raisin, aged plums, hints of licorice and blackberry along with planet of spice. This wine could definitely use some aeration and aging to soften its boldness and develop a little more fruit.

Very tannic and viney. Dark fruits with subtle sweetness. I'm getting raisin, aged plums, hints of licorice and blackberry along with planet of spice. This wine could definitely use some aeration and aging to soften its boldness and develop a little more fruit.

Sep 1st, 2016
Martin Sahlberg

Really ok bbq wine. Like the style. Price is awesome

Really ok bbq wine. Like the style. Price is awesome

Jul 9th, 2016
Oscar Díaz Maldonado

Dulce, aromático, vainilla, chicolate y frutos de montaña! Lindo!

Dulce, aromático, vainilla, chicolate y frutos de montaña! Lindo!

Apr 13th, 2018