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2014 Apothic US Red Blend "Dark"

Winery: Apothic

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dark"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, & Teroldego

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $14

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: May 14, 2016

Wine Review: This dark brick red blend is earthy on the bouquet and includes scents of dark chocolate, raspberries, oak, black pepper, leather and light toast. This wine has a pleasant balance and straight forward structure. The darkness continues on the medium to full bodied palate that is also smooth and dry. Its flavor profile is dark raspberries, blackberries, dark chocolate with hints of black licorice in the end. The wine finishes with a satisfying dry finish and managed tannins. Sticking with the theme, I would have this pleasant red blend with a plate of Hungarian goulash. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: A majority of the grapes in Apothic Dark were selected from Lodi. Apothic Dark seamlessly integrates flavors of blueberry and blackberry with enticing notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich and smooth mouthfeel with layers of texture.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Apothic 2014 Dark.

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