I am adding another Red Blend to my review list today. It is versatile and affordable. You can pair it with just about anything, red meats, pastas… it can even be a dessert wine since it’s sweet enough. Apothic Red and I go way back. To Oklahoma.
I grew so much there. Much like the wheat crops that aggravated my allergies twice a year. You have to get creative when your resources are limited. Nothing like being stuck out in the middle of the Great Plains to boost that creativity. Our little town wasn’t awesome, but it had what I needed. A great knitting group, and a cooI wine store and I was content, for the most part. The wine store owner was a great little man who was happy to give out advice to aspiring winos. (Hello!! that’s me!) He suggested that we would like Apothic Red, because blends are a little smoother to new wine drinkers.
I loved it.
It definitely has that smooth taste. I love wine that has a vanilla finish. So wonderful. It was a little sweet, so if you like bone dry wine, I don’t think you will really like this wine.
Otherwise, it’s great with pasta. It is also freaking amazing on Thanksgiving when you have your best friends to share it with and all day long to drink it (and three other bottles of wine… but who’s counting really), maybe even with a little Trivial Pursuit later in the evening. I love this wine. It is also around 10 dollars a bottle, so it is the wine I like to go to when I need a little something special after a hard day and don’t want to use my “fancy” wine club wine. Good wine doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy, which is good for poor little ol’ me.
Here are the notes from the Vintner: (Link Here)
The brambly spice of Zinfandel, dark fruit flavors of Syrah, the bold notes of Cabernet Sauvignon and the smooth elegance of Merlot unite to create this captivating red blend.
Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry, complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and the smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.
You will most likely be able to find at a local wine store for around 10 dollars. 🙂 Enjoy my friends.