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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2012
Widely Available: $16.99 across Canada

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617
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WineScores' Review

The leader of the pack. No wonder it's the No.1 selling California wine in BC, it was the first of a strong trend of sweeter red blends, laden with supple texture, gobs of fruit and chocolate.
This gothic labeled California red blend includes Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot.
It is what you would expect, a plush fruit-forward red with chocolate covered cherries and berries (blueberry, raspberry), cola spices, sweet coffee, licorice and vanilla. It is straightforward, supple, sweet and spicy - entirely quaffable with burgers, chili, spicy ribs or pan pizza.

Recommended Pairings
Spicy Food, Chocolate, Barbeque, Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, GONE CRACKERS, Game Day Wines

©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-02-05 15:47:54.0


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