Thank you for contacting us regarding Apothic®. I make a lot of wine myself, very comparable. Fantastic wine. Drinking a second bottle here in sunny and sticky Singapore. I am a huge fan of Merlot, Malbec and red blends and this wine taste like a amateur attempt. So, I decided to contact Apothic Wines and ask.  I let them know who I was and that a lot of people are interested in this wine.  Below is their response to my email.  Sorry folks…  it doesn’t look good. 13.5 %. from. These unique elements come together to create layer upon layer of dark … Hey just figured I would add my two cents I work at a beer and wine distribution place . It goes with everything bold and flavorful. I also Love Apothic Red. Well, we have one bottle left, and are searching for more! I tried the Red and the White so I just bought one bottle. Our red wine guide details the flavor profiles and regions of the most popular red varieties – plus a few you may not yet know. I found the Apothic Dark at a Costco in Las Vegas on September 10, 2014. Oh, by the way, I also carry a bottle of it in my backpack when I hike our beautiful desert mountains. The bottles indicate they are both from Modesto. WE CAN’T PIN IT DOWN. I just like to try new wines. I bought this one as well as the Apothic Red and was impressed with both, but i keep a bottle of the Dark on hand at all times now. Apothic has a contact form on their site: http://www.apothic.com/contact.asp. Found it at local Tacoma Winco, purchased a case. A blend of Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, and Zinfandel grapes, grown in Lodi, California. Dark, rich, smoky and meaty, this full-bodied wine is layered with black fruits and toasted oak flavors, along with soft mouthfilling tannins. Apothic Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. HELP! Use it as a road map for Total Wine & More’s selection of more than 8,000 wines. Like it much better than the Apothic Red!! Last Updated May 1, 2020 By Jon Rogers 100 Comments. Found Apothic Dark on the Oregon Coast last month. Red grapes produce an amazing array of red wine types: from the boldest, heartiest big reds, to elegant and structured dry red wines, to sweet and simple picnic sippers. Has anyone else found it or figured it out? I couldn’t believe they would change a thing about a limited edition of a wine that everyone was in love with. Wisconsin! This wine definitely needs to breathe a bit before consuming, but the main impression that comes to mind is “smoky” – lovely and drinkable and round and smoky. I agree with Anita that it tastes different. Loved it. Apothic Dark…….I absolutely LOVE it! "Apothic Dark includes seven dark grape varietals, each adding distinct tenors and qualities. Regarding the wine’s taste we observed mocha, black cherry and a bit of smokiness. Bought six bottles to take back to Washington. Local Stater Brothers is selling Apothic Dark for $9.99/btl and 30% off if purchasing 4+ bottles, or about $7/btl. … Thanks for the comment, Sara. Anyhow, drinking it now and not sure how I feel about it…. I just tried the Dark Horse (DH) Big Red Blend last night (Trader Joe’s for $7.99/bottle) on the advice of a wine expert who told me Apothic wines come from the same winery as Dark Horse. I’m a wine blogger and reviewer, so I don’t actually make or sell wine directly. I loved the design so I just had to have it just for the bottle (and price!) $40. Whilst it’s a bit confected and not the finest example of Petite Sirah – try Ridge Petite Sirah, but at 4x the price – I absolutely love it. I picked up a bottle at Cost Plus World Market Bellevue, Wa. Cheers ! I bought a whole case! Combining zinfandel, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot grapes from California’s Central Valley, Apothic … He thought the DH Big Red Blend would be closer to Apothic Dark than the DH Cab. Australia. Thanks for the comment Nikki. Cheers! Apothic Red 2017 750ML A California red blend featuring rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah, and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. Works out at more like $15-25 a bottle here depending on discount, due to high liquor taxes. I’m intrigued sufficiently to go purchase one of each type (Red, Dark, White & Crush). Two gone already. Love the dark Wine been buying up all the cases I can find. The blend of Cabernet, Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot found in the Apothic Red is distinctly Californian in taste and style. It says limited edition… :-). I will try the DH Cab. :). Hey Jeff, thanks for commenting. Cheers! definitely going to stock up! WE LOVE THE APOTHIC DARK!! Today while shopping SAMs I was able to pick up a bottle and there was plenty in stock. .I’ve never tried the Red but I’ve seen it in recent years and had been curious about it and thought I’d try it tonight, but.then saw the Dark. Hi, I'm Jon! I had bought a couple of bottles in United States and fell in love with Apothic dark 2012.I was very disappointed. Smart move by Apothic too. I just can’t find the Dark out here. A QUESTION. There’s a romance in darkness. According to the Apothic website, the winemaker “Boyd Morrison crafts bold, captivating Apothic blends by using only the most distinctive California grapes.  From vintage to vintage, Boyd lets the character and flavor of the individual varietals guide the shape of each blend.”. In appearance, we saw that the Apothic Dark presents as a very dark deep plum to cranberry color.  Practically no light shines through this wine.  Red reflections were noted in the glass. Back in 2012 I started Honest Wine Reviews to share my reviews of wine and wine clubs. We purchased 2 cases when we realized it would be “hard to get” later. Hey Chris! A blend of four different grapes makes Apothic Red wine an interesting wine to review and drink. Please let me know when it will be available in Virginia. I saw it in the store and said hmmmm this looks interesting. Just bought a bottle of this today in at a liquor store in Syracuse, NY for $8.99. I did this with Layer Cake Pinot Noir and lucked out. He also said he liked last year’s Apothic Dark (2012) better than this year’s. I did something i never ever like to do. Winemaker Debbie Juergenson crafts bold, captivating Apothic blends by using only the most distinctive California grapes. Explore them all today. She tried to pronounce the other 2 varietals, but my main concern was if they truly changed anything!!!! We LOVE Apothic Dark! GET IT AT SAM’S WHEN HAVE-NOT ALWAYS BUT UNDER $8. I’m really just a wine consumer like you…. I love this wine. Jean. Good to know… Thanks for commenting and sharing your insight! It’s looking more and more like Apothic Dark is no longer just a seasonal release. Haven’t tried it yet, though, “Apothic Dark is a smooth drinking wine with a cottony mouthfeel. I was just at Busch Gardens in Tampa Fl last weekend and I was told I was the first person to actually try this wine at their Howl OScream event. I’m hoping they release more in the future. All of the Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama liquor stores Ive been to in recent years have always had this wine in stock, without fail. Maybe it just wasn’t what I expected… I’ll have to try to pair it with a nice steak instead of drinking it on it’s own as a night cap! I bought some a couple days ago from Sprouts Farmers Market. Apothic Dark is out for a limited time. I think you’ll find this is heavily dominated by inclusion of the Petite Sirah varietal, also called Durif in e.g. Grapes. SEE BOTTOM OF REVIEW FOR A 2019 RELEASE …, Continue Reading about Apothic Inferno Wine Review →, Copyright © 2012-2020 Online Business Ambitions LLC. If you are interested in comparisons, check out my reviews of Apothic Inferno, Apothic Crush, Apothic Red  and Apothic White, also from Apothic Wines. I just bought two bottles in Winchester VA over the weekend and have opened one just now (don’t judge, it’s been a stressful week!) Most red wine varietals fare best in warmer climates, where they can ripen fully before harvesting. We know you have many wine and beverage choices, so we thank you for choosing Apothic®. Hope all the bottles taste great. Definitely has an interesting flavor to it. Apothic Dark is back! You’ll learn everything there is to know about your favorite red wines, and we’re sure you’ll find some new red wines to love. Currently sold at Wegmans locations on the east coast. Thanks Whitney! 8,342 ratings. In case any one near San Pedro Ca. NOT THINKING IT WOULD BE THE LAST BOTTLE ON THE PLANET!! And selling out quickly here in NJ. Where to buy. Firm and tartly wound, with cassis and black cherry at the core of a young, stiffly tannic, cabernet-based blend. See this everywhere now in 2017 in Chicagoland. Have you released any Apothic Dark for 2013? Looks as though they re-released it! :’O(((. Great taste, full of bold flavor, and just overall yummy! The wine is a blend of Zinfandel, … Plenty in stock(for the moment anyway) in S.E. Excited to try it tonight. The blend features flavors of plum, blueberry and blackberry with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Woodman’s has it for $7.99 a bottle and if you buy a case they take an additional 10-15% off! From Modesto, California, Apothic Dark is a red wine blend from Apothic Wines.  For this review of Apothic Dark, tasting assistance was received from a couple close friends who have helped before and have great palates for wines. PERCENT OF EA GRAPE?? Hi to all, this will be my first botlle of apothic dark,I got it on sale for about $8.00. Apothic Dark includes seven dark grape varieties, each adding distinct tenors and qualities. When tipping the glass to allow the wine to coat and create legs, the wine leaves a solid reddish coating on the glass.  Legs are slow to form, but once they form there are many. Thanks Tina! Lucky you! I JUST RECEIVED TWO CASES OF THE 2013 AT MY STORE. Thank you for such a great review! Thanks for the comment, Leighton. And if you like Rose, here’s my review of that wine:  Apothic Rose Wine Review, Lastly, here’s my review of their coffee infused red blend:  Apothic Brew Wine Review. Apothic Dark is being offered at SOLO Liquor Stores in Alberta, Canada for $9.95 Can. That makes it $7.30 – $7.50 a bottle! $8.99! Find the lavish oak a bit indulgent, but this is a fairly unique wine that keeps self styled wine experts guessing. I follow Apothic on Instagram and they mentioned(hinted it will be coming soon)….as I read followers comments, I read it will be released in September of this year. Give this wine a try before it goes away! I hope that there is some left when I get to town! SPECIAL UPDATE – APRIL 2014:  A lot of people really like this wine and have been asking me when we might see another release of Apothic Dark. affordable or expensive either. Famed California grapes blend with layers of dark red fruit for a unique taste in this bold and smooth red wine. I might reevaluate that position. Whoa! After reading the comments, I am very excited to try it! Apothic Dark is a versatile California red blend with flavors of blueberry, blackberry coffee and dark … My local grocery outlet had this wine for $6.99. All products may not … Will be saving this bottle as well If i ever drink it anyways :). In regards to the September 2014 update I just bought a bottle in NJ and they seemed to have plenty in stock. ABV 14% Price $7.57 I NEED THIS WINE!! I will try the Dark Horse Cabernet. Just picked up a bottle at SAMS club in Ohio. Just purchased a case from Luekens Liqours in Florida. Thanks Michelle. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ac600c7fbf9e87dc0984d5d3875fbd2a" );document.getElementById("j5e32d3622").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Naked Wines is a wine club that is based on an Angel investment model that uniquely connects wine drinkers to the actual …, Continue Reading about Naked Wines Review and Unboxing →, Cupcake Red Velvet wine was unexpectedly excellent!  From Livermore, CA the 2011 Cupcake Red Velvet is a blend of red varietals with a …, Continue Reading about Cupcake Red Velvet Wine →, From Modesto, California, Apothic Dark is a red wine blend from Apothic Wines.  For this review of Apothic Dark, tasting assistance was …, Continue Reading about Apothic Dark Wine Review →, From Sonoma County, California,  Mark West Pinot Noir is one of the most well known Pinot Noir wines out there. Just found Apothic Dark in Alexandria, Va. The finish is long and lingering, well past a ten count. So disappointed! California- A medium-bodied, delicious red blend with dark fruit flavors of blueberry and blackberry complemented by notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich, yet silky smooth, palate. I forgot the price but it was under $15. For this … Hey Dean! Not seeing the legs so much in this one, but this is the wine I imagine old men playing dominoes pouring from their 5 gallon jugs into juice glasses and sipping at all day long. I absolutely love this wine. Loved it and an about to go back and buy the rest on the shelf…. I've reviewed over 200 wines, so be sure check for a review before making your next purchase! Purchased 4 bottles at Meijer and had one with dinner and found it to still be amazing and mysterious. Thanks also for contacting them and sharing what you found out with all of us. California- A medium-bodied, delicious red blend with dark fruit flavors of blueberry and blackberry complemented by notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich, yet silky smooth, palate. Compared the labels and decided to go with the Dark instead. Prices include container deposit fees where applicable. Hi Joann, thanks for checking out my site! Thanks for the comment, Chris… It definitely has a unique flavor. There are the familiar international red varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and more – produced in the world’s top winemaking regions. I think its fantastic!! I just got a case of the Dark in my store today. Hey all, *Price, vintage and availability may vary by store. God didn’t give men and women different mouths. Cheers! The second cheese was also a goat cheese.  This one had a garlic and herb covering.  This cheese enhanced the sweetness of the Apothic Dark. Thanks for the comment, Crystal. 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