2010 Apothic Red Blend
A hodgepodge of different grapes come together to create this rather nice and super inexpensive red blend from California. This wine was recommended by a reader who mentioned it was his go-to everyday red. And at $8.49 at Costco, I can see why he would say that.
Comprised of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (not sure on the blend percentages), the wine starts with a thick pour in the glass, and opens up into big red fruit flavor, with chocolate and vanilla, and then gets almost sweet on the finish from the ripe fruit.
Nice one for the money. I can’t think of another California red quite like this one. A good party wine too.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 87 Points