2008 Apothic Red, a winemaker’s blend from Lincoln Fine Wines

Ravi and I brought a bottle of wine to our friend’s, Carlyn’s, birthday party about a year ago now (Friday, March 12, 2010).  It was a 2008 Winemaker’s Blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Merlot called Apothic Red.  It cost $9.99 from our then new favorite wine store, Lincoln Fine Wines.

I had told the knowledgeable staff that I enjoy fruit forward, full-bodied wines that are neither spicy nor smoky.  Their recommendation of the Apothic Red was spot on!  Ravi, Carlyn, and I all enjoyed it and we decided we would definitely buy it again.  It had good flavors, with dark red fruit and the taste of vanilla.  Yum!  (The label also claimed that one could detect mocha in the wine, but I did not.)