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Apothic Wines Apothic Red California 2013 Wine Review

Apothic Wines Apothic Red California 2013

Apothic Wines Apothic Red California 2013

California, United States

Community Score:81/100

Community Reviews: 24

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Apothic Wines

Agent: E&J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Mocha and dark chocolate on the nose and palate of this smooth, full-bodied Californian red wine. Generous and toasty oak with fleshy black plums. Finishes with a kick of chocolate and smoke. Pair with grilled hamburgers.

Apothic Red California food pairings: pepper steak, hamburgers, grilled pork chops, meat lovers pizza.

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This Apothic Wines Apothic Red California 2013 was reviewed on February 1, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 125617
  • $12.70 
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  • AGLC
  • 739242

Reviews and Ratings

Karrie rated this wine as 100/100 with the following review:

Delicious.
Candice rated this wine as 98/100
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Ruby/purple with sweet plummy, cherry fruit, floral and spice notes. Medium full body and quite sweet on the palate with prune and sour cherry along with chocolate/mocha. Too sweet for my palate to drink on its own, this could work along side pork back ribs with a spicy rub and BBQ sauce.
Gilbert rated this wine as 73/100
Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 50/100 with the following review:

P: Hmm this is a tough one because I have nothing good to say about this wine. Oh wait, I do have one good thing to say—it has a gorgeous deep blood red color. It smells a wee bit like faded mushrooms but other than that all I get is the smell of pomegranate juice, which is what this tastes like.

A: We’re on the exact same page. I too think it smells like pomegranate juice, albeit with hints of maraschino cherries, plastic and other unknown, heinous chemicals. It is indeed the color of blood, which it could be since it certainly isn’t wine.

P: Agreed! It twinged my cheeks as soon as I took a sip and with every sip thereafter. I could swear it gave me a headache after half a glass. I understand why it appeals to the masses though, seeing as it’s super fruity and tastes just like it smells, like spiked pomegranate juice. It does not taste like wine. At all. There is no suggestion of anything from nature being in this bottle. Probably the worst ‘wine’ I’ve ever tasted.

A: We’re in harmony my lady! On the taste (as I can’t call it ‘palate’) this is just sweet, fake juice. Having read other reviews I expected it to be a bit better. What’s worse than the taste is what this wine is doing to the wine world. I spoke with the Newfoundlad liquor board and because this is the #1 selling wine by a long shot, they’re cutting back on their old world imports. To me this is a travesty. That a frankengrape such as this would push out the family-owned, organically-grown vineyards where the grapes are grown with love and respect. Say it ain’t so.
Dan reviewed this wine as follows:

Apothic Red
Good general drinking wine

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