Welcome! This is our Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Out of the hundreds of wines we have tried and reviewed, this Cabernet Sauvignon was so good that deserved a proper review.
Are you after a silky and bold Cabernet Sauvignon from California with red and black fruit aromas and flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s very affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep ruby color with slow-falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with a little bit of Zinfandel to extra silkiness and black fruit flavors.
On the nose, aromas of cherry, blackberry, black currant, and hints of vanilla and chocolate.
On the palate, it’s a bold full-body wine with medium acidity, soft tannins, and flavors of cherry, jammy blackberry, black currant, and with an oak, chocolate, and mocha finish.
Is Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pasta with veal ragu, lasagna, grilled vegetables, onion, and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb, pulled-pork burger, and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are hard and blue cheeses like Pecorino and Gorgonzola.
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Apothic Cab Cabernet Sauvignon wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have higher calories per glass than wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Apothic?
Here is an extract from the Apothic website itself:
“Inspired by Apotheca, a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe, the wines of Apothic are truly unique in style and taste.
Apothic Winemaker, Debbie Juergenson and her team, continues to challenge convention by crafting bold, captivating Apothic Wines.
From vintage to vintage, the character and flavor of the individual varietals guide the shape of each blend.
Conceived to be untraditional and bring innovative wines to market, each sip tells a unique and intriguing story.
Sip Apothic Wines and get ready for anything but ordinary.”
This is a silky and bold Cabernet Sauvignon bottle, perfect for any casual occasion, that for around $10 offers very good value for your money.
Its full body, medium acidity, silkiness, and red and black fruit aromas will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try Apothic Cab with pasta with veal ragu, grilled vegetables, lamb, or Pecorino cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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