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.
Just to avoid any confusion, this is a dry red wine and bares no resemblance to Moscato.
What it is, however, is damn delicious!
Apothic wine is bottled in Modesto, CA and let me tell ya, California tastes just fine.
Crush is a smooth and incredibly tasty dry red that makes it all too easy to keep refilling the glass. Their website says Crush tastes like caramel and chocolate and I say that it doesn’t disappoint. If you haven’t tried this, you’re missing out. Seriously.
I love red wine with red meat and yesterday I spent eight hours slaving over a hot crock pot making a kick ass pot roast for our Sunday dinner. Of course the dog is waiting patiently for his left overs while the cat is more interested in the wine and keeps trying to put her face and/or paw into Xavier’s glass.
Apothic is not messing around when it comes to alcoholic content and Crush is 14.5% alcohol. Despite it’s heavyweight status, I experienced none of the problems that a lesser quality wine would have caused. No icky feeling. No headache. No intestinal complaints. Honestly, didn’t really even feel all that tipsy. I appreciate a wine that I can enjoy without paying for it the next day. It cost about $12 but is absolutely worth it. Don’t waste money on poor quality wine that leaves you feeling crappy. Spend a few extra bucks on the good stuff.
My review of this Apothic Crush is simple. Go buy it, it’s good.