Great wine does not have to have a price tag that makes you run away grasping your wallet, and I recently had the opportunity to try a line of wines that fits this very wallet-friendly bill. Back in July, I was excited to receive an invitation to an Apothic Wines dinner at Tavern Road. I hadn’t tried either before, so it was definitely something I was looking forward to. . .
Until an opportunity to check an item off of my life bucket list popped up, and I ended up having to cancel. Paul McCartney at Fenway Park? When my husband surprised me with last minute tickets, I nearly fainted, and instead of attending the Apothic dinner (which I read was fabulous), I danced and sang the night away with Sir Paul. I don’t say the word epic often, but it was an epic night, one of the best of my life.
Luckily, Apothic was kind enough to send me some of their wines to review. We finally got around to doing a tasting this week, and the consensus as we sipped was “yum”.
I don’t buy wine because of the label, but Apothic’s labels certainly are striking and enticing. What’s inside, however, is even better.
We sampled the Apothic White, Apothic Rosé, and Apothic Red.
We started with the Apothic White, and we agreed it is the perfect summer wine; fruit forward with stone fruit flavors, think white peaches, nectarines, followed by a hint of the tropics with notes of tart pineapple. This wine is light and refreshing while still being full of flavor and offering nice acidity, making it a good food wine.
Next up, we tasted the Apothic Rosé. When I read that this wine was a blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, I knew I was going to love it. Zinfandel is one of my favorite varietals, and it is one of the few reasons I look forward to cooler weather. This wine is super fresh and alllllll about the strawberry flavor. It’s very round and big; I would call it a winter rosé because it’s bold enough for year-round. It’s simply delicious!
Finally, we tried, and completely fell in love with the Apothic Red. If I tasted this wine, I would have guessed its price at around $40. It’s big, luscious, velvety smooth with lots of black cherry and dark berry flavors, along with a little bit of spice and cocoa, making the wine complex, elegant, and just a delight.
Surprisingly, all of the above wines are priced at $14 a bottle. Their price makes them perfect for every day, but their taste make them ideal for any occasion.
Apothic sent me these wine samples for review purposes. All opinions on my own, and other than the wine, I was not compensated for this review.