While discovering new wines to serve and drink this Fall, during Halloween and Thanksgiving, I received three bottles of Apothic Wines – Apothic Red, Apothic Cab and an Apothic Dark.
The visually appealing labels in silver, white and red colors add to a little mystic and film noir. The Apothic Cab label has a blood red colored ribbon weaving through the ‘A’ for Apothic. This is the first single varietal bottle ever produced by Apothic Wines. It’s so well liked, that it has become a permanent addition to the Apothic Wine portfolio.
Opening the bottle and pouring into a glass, one notices a smooth and silky aroma of jammy fruit. Taking a sip, there is the essence of black currant and blackberries, with a hint of vanilla. It’s a dangerously delicious smooth Cabernet with low in tannins, leaving one to long for a second glass.
The Apothic Dark wine is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The luscious liquid is fuller and a more savory red blend, offering dark fruit, floral elements and opulent notes of coffee and dark chocolate. These flavors enhance the smooth, yet richer wine drinking experience.
The Apothic Red is smilier in taste to an easy drinking Merlot wine. Since it’s a blend with Zinfandel, this wine is full-bodied with a tasting experience of pleasing dark berries and a cinnamon stick finish. Known for a fair amount of residual sugar (13.5% ABV), this wine offers a velvety mouthfeel that lingers in your palate.
All the wines are produced in California by the Golden State’s largest wine exporter, E.J. Gallo. They all are at an affordable price point, especially when you find it on sale at your local grocery, around $10. Apothic Wines are a wonderful starter wine for anyone looking to dive into red wines. Their price, taste and enjoyment during the upcoming holidays are great gifts to others or yourself while staying safer at home.
To liven up your Halloween, order an Apothic Mystery Pack to be delivered to your front door. You will receive a mix of 6 varieties in a box, with a few hard-to-find favorites. It’s the perfect treat for Halloween. The offer expired October 21, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Red wines are known to have a shorter staying power once opened, and should be consumed in three to five days when corked and sitting in a cool and dark place.