This is our Apothic Red wine review.
Apothic Red is a bold and intriguing blend of four famous red grapes.
Its smoothness and richness will win you over along with its aromas of black cherry, vanilla and mocha. We liked it a lot and for the price it’s a no brainer!
Still not convinced?
Find below our Apothic Red review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Apothic Red wine Review
Apothic Red wine review: What's its color?
Apothic Red wine has a deep ruby color with slow falling fat legs.
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Apothic Red wine review: What are the flavors?
Apothic Red is the bold and intriguing red blend that launched the Apothic legacy.
This California wine indulges the senses with notes of black cherry, vanilla and mocha and a character all its own.
This smooth and rich red blend is medium bodied and pairs with wherever the night may take you.
Apothic Red is best enjoyed with plenty of wine glasses to share.
Is Apothic Red wine sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Apothic Red wine is a dry to off-dry wine.
- A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
- A off-dry wine contains between 15-30 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Apothic Red wine review: Which food pairs well with it?
Apothic Red is bold blend wine with intense flavors, as such we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are past with veal ragu, grilled vegetables, onion and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Pecorino (hard cheese) and Gorgonzola (blue cheese).
Apothic Red wine review: What's its alcohol content?
Apothic Red wine’s alcohol content is 13.1%.
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 Red 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 a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams 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.”
Apothic Red is a bold and intriguing blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel.
If you like bold and intense flavors of black fruit with notes of vanilla and mocha, look no further. At less than $10 you won’t find many other wines of this quality.
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!