I’m happy if they’re good alternatives to Apothic. But tasting it up against a wide range of more “normal” wines at a recent Tesco wine fair, I couldn’t believe how nasty it was: possibly my least favorite wine of the day (though I did avoid many known stinkers). Time to get off the high horse, folks. This is by far my wine of choice. I’m not a red wine lover – usually it’s too dry and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. The fruit is ripe (sometimes these sweeter reds can have a sickly combination of sweet and green), and there’s nice, seductive vanilla, mocha coffee and spice as well as the sweet berry fruits. Sample several varieties until you find the one that pleases your palate. 2017. Perhaps I should give it to someone who doesn’t really like red wine? Red Californian Wine Origin: Wine of U.S.A. Importer: Apothic Wines Europe, Harman House, Uxbridge, UB8 1QQ, U.K. By: W1743. Apothic Red is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Merlot. Apothic wine gives a sweet taste to the tongue. I wonder, what alternatives are there that people like in the “full-bodied red” realm? I am not a fan of Apothic but must respect they have made a wine that a large part of the market especially here in the US enjoys and buys again and again. Now I don’t know what to do with my remaining bottle. I may like a sweet red it seems, this doesn’t make me sad! Try it with red meat, I’m sure you will like it. Just don’t pretend your McWine is quality; we all know the difference. Apothic Red Wine is gradually becoming one of the most purchased red wine in Nigeria with an alcohol volume of 13.5%. Apothic Cab (13.5% ABV) is available from supermarkets nationwide. When the yeast is able to eat up all the sugar the result is a dry wine – higher in alcohol content and low in sugar. Sad. These unique elements come together to create a red blend with layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha. It is the sort of red wine that people who have a problem with most reds may well like. I would like for the distributor to add the word “sweet” on the label description, so they stop misleading customers and target the audience that likes White Zinfandel. WHAT A LOUSY PR JOB FOR THE CALIFORNIAN WINE INDUSTRY! This delicious and easy to drink red wine pairs well with spicy foods, cheese, cake and a well seasoned steak, like suya. Plus, it’s affordable. People here have already touched on how its * super sweet: two quotes come to mind: * * “nobody ever went broke underestimating the American taste for sweet … I loved the bold flavour and it has characteristics of mocha vanilla and black cherry. In fact I have since bought a lot of it – and, at around £8.00 per bottle I consider it good value for money here in UK. I’ve discovered a few … but would love suggestions! Flavors of vanilla, mocha, and black cherry give it a bold taste inspired by its namesake. Jamie: I wonder if the idea of the mainstream wine media picking on these wines is a straw man. I have since bought a few more bottles. Apothic Red Wine: This flavorful red is a smooth blend of merlot, zinfandel, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon. Regional Information. Real “men” don’t like “sweet” wine; “men” like their steaks bloody and their reds full-bodied – let’s say an Argentine Malbec of a Californian Zin. This wine is best drunk with red meat, curry etc. Lots of good points here. Just that the public should know what they’re getting, especially as it’s becoming a pervasive style which is also increasingly evident in European wines not just Californian and Australian. So my question to you experts is; Can you reccomend something as rich and full bodied as Apothic? Apothic is perhaps best described as a crowd-pleasing red wine, a gateway red wine. Vinestone California Sweet Red. It seems that there was some mismarketing on Apothic Red’s part, as the blend is marketed as being dry. Not for me, but if other people like it, who am I to tell them they’re wrong? Smooth and full-bodied, but without the gross sugar as Apothic. Gallo. Georgiana, I would recommend a good Argentinian Malbec or Zin. We either like it or we don’t. A Red wine from California, United States. All of these wines are very popular, with Apothic Dark being one of the most commented reviews on this site, due to it’s limited release. Apothic Red wine is a masterful red blend featuring rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah, and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. By Emma Lord. I enjoy this wine a lot. View More. It is noteworthy to mention … Tried this as it was discounted, very nice, sweet, quaffable red. It's sweet. And then there are the health benefits to more sugar. Apothic uses hints of oak with soft suggestions of mocha and vanilla to enhance the vinification process. It’s incredibly smooth and surprisingly sweet (possibly too saccharine for some palates, but certainly not mine). At: CH2 4LF, U.K. Additional Information: Alcohol By Volume: 13.5% Units: 10.1 10.1 UK Units per bottle The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week www.drinkaware.co.uk In its style, this is a well balanced wine. Wow what a bunch of snobs. don’t worry Georgina, I have been drinking wine for more than 50 years and when my son in law brought out a bottle of Apothic we all fell in love with it. It’s one thing to note that a wine tastes a certain way, but it’s something completely different to tell consumers they’re less of a wine drinker if they drink wines that the Winestream Media disapproves of. Not at all a wine expert but this was seriously tasty. In my opinion it has to be a law that regulates the information in the label for this type of sweet wines, in order to protect the consumers in general when buying a red blend that taste like a bad dessert wine. But its OK as far as I am concerned. Nonetheless I will still drink it. How very disapionting, especially since I could have picked up a decent Malbec or Cabernet even cheaper. Wine: Apothic Red … Explore them all today. News flash: More than one now very “serious” wine drinker started on the inexpensive, sweet mass market style. Yes, it is a confection. And while not an inherently sweet wine, the high fruit content may deter fans of extremely dry wines. It’s sweet. Discover a daring sparkling red wine that's unexpectedly refreshing. Overall, I thought this was a great wine. They would prefer not to know how much residual sugar is in the bottle as liking sweet wine is “sissy”. It’s not a sweet wine, just sweeter (if that makes sense). Heavily promoted Apothic is just one of a range of sweeter red wines that have been launched on the market recently. It would be very interesting to find an own brand bottom shelf plonk that tasted anywhere near this wine. I am a woman Richard Holmes that knows about wine enough to dislike this Aphotic red blend from California. A trip to Eastern Europe will quickly show you what we are missing out on. The apothic-alypse – the rise of sweet red wines, on The apothic-alypse – the rise of sweet red wines. That said, nobody is judging you commenters for enjoying it. avril 25 2014, 4:16 pm. Good, full body wine. As a student I was used to grotty European reds (I was on a budget), and the sweetly fruited Australian actually tasted nice. It helps to know that, but I really do believe I can taste all three varietals in the blend. The Apothic Red blend is great to drink alone or with food. See reviews and pricing for the 2017 vintage. Did anyone notice at various stores someone stuck a sticky note by the apothic reds stating it was the best wine they ever tasted (or something to that effect) I think it may have been a very clever or at least devious advertising campaign on the part of apothic. I feel like I just drank a bottle of some generic “sweet red” blend. The sweetness drops away and the subtler flavours come through.In fact, I would say you should only ever drink sweet or sweetish wines with spicy food, anything else is largely a waste of a wine’s subtleties. Required fields are marked *. Not having much of a sweet tooth, I must confess it’s not particularly to my taste but I can see that it would greatly appeal to wine drinkers who find drier reds … Apothic Wines has a range of wines that are produced by E.J. IN actual fact it is 16.4 grams per litre or at LEAST triple the sugar expected. When I tasted Apothic Red, it was the only red wine I’ve ever liked enough to buy more than one bottle of at a time. Apothic is an okay for guests wine. 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