theravenousepicurean

Grape: Blend

Region: California

Date Bottled: 2010

Price Range: $15-20

 

The bold black and red label of Apothic, a Californian red wine blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Merlot is in accordance with its rich purple contents.  Those looking for a classic vino will be disappointed with this release while those looking for an alternative to the typical house red might really enjoy this offering.  This medium to full-bodied wine opens with a joyous blend of dark fruit (cherry?), spice, smoke and a nutty toasted note.  This is a wine rich in tannins and quite low in acidity.  The initial robust phase leads into a slightly mellower and woodsier development, ending in a moderately sweet mocha/chocolate accord. Apothic’s finish is mild, pleasant and silky smooth. This wine is best served with beef and tomato pasta dishes.  It might not be to everyone’s tastes, but this Californian grape is demonstrated in an enjoyable…

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