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E. & J. Gallo Winery Apothic Red Californie 2008 Wine Review

E. & J. Gallo Winery Apothic Red Californie 2008

E. & J. Gallo Winery Apothic Red Californie 2008

Californie, United States

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $15.90

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: E. & J. Gallo Winery

Pricing & Stock Information

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  • $12.70 
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Reviews and Ratings

Rachel Argent rated this wine as 100/100 with the following review:

Heavy but loved it. Could get used to it for sure!
Corinna Horton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

I bought the Apolthic Red for the label, I'm a big fan of swirlies. It made me want to go goth and quote Anne Rice. Instead I wore yoga pants and served it with braised pork belly; which is like kind of like vampire poetry for bacon lovers.

A swirly little blend of syrah, zinfandel and merlot, it's a new world wine made in the old world style and for a 'table wine' it finishes beautifully. A smooth, plush mouth and creamy, fruity flavour; a touch of plum a hint of cherry, a splash of vanilla and the bite of moca. It's simple but intense. It makes a great party wine because it pairs so beautifully, just an easy going Californian.

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