Wine Review: 2014 Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend


This one is brief, but gets right to the point.

I’m tired and fed up, coming home late at the end of a long day.  Xavier texts me this photo with the caption, “for tonight”.


I say, “hellz yeah”, and hurry home.

I never did take any other photos. Didn’t wipe the gunk off the table and stage something nice with a plate of food. Didn’t even change out of my work clothes, just plunked down on the couch and this bottle was gone before you could say, “hey, who’s wine is that?”

I very much enjoyed the previous bottle of Apothic wine that we tried. That one was the Crush and it was mighty fine. The Red Winemaker’s Blend is not entirely dissimilar but I think it’s more subtle and smooth. The Crush is a little brighter, a little more oak, a little more in your face with it’s wine-i-tude while the Winemaker’s Blend is stronger on the mellow.


The perfect reward for making it through another day without killing anyone.

Author: d. Nelle Vincent

I write stories about wine and the human condition because the devil, as they say, is in the details.

3 thoughts on “Wine Review: 2014 Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend”

  1. Mellow. Perfection. I’ve seen this bottle so many times but the design puts me off for some reason (God knows why).

    Think it’s time to buy a bottle for a rainy day, assuming I also manage not to kill anyone :D.

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