Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend California 2010

DdV: 88
WS: n/a
WA: n/a
Price: $8.99 – $11.99
Blend: Zindandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Source: Various, California

I’ve read about this wine in a number of blogs and finally found it in the local market on sale.  Time to see what all the hub-bub is about.

I got this for $8.99 and it was a steal!  This is a fantastic BBQ wine that will pair with anything you want to stick over a flame.  Black cherry, a hint of strawberry and some spice greet you on the nose.   On the draw, plenty more Black cherry and dark berry awaits with some nice notes of chocolate fudge and spice on the finish.  Soft lush and refined mouth feel but it is a bit too sweet for me for a stand alone pour.

The really great thing about this wine is the lower alcohol level (13.1%) that will make this pair with spicier grill fare.