Apothic Red? Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve seen you here before. And I come to this little wine shop (aka Vons) quite often. Now, if only I could find the wine merchant who runs this establishment… Undoubtedly, busy with a connoisseur in another area of the store, perhaps in the exotic cereals section?
Because I like to live on the edge (and it was on sale for under ten bucks) I went ahead and tossed this in the cart. Glad I did! This thing was excellent! A little snooping around the web reveals that Robert Parker called the 2008 vintage “one of the greatest bargains I have ever tasted from California”. Wow! That’s pretty high praise! Obvious, black cherry tastes as well as vanilla. We’ll definitely be going back for another bottle! (as you can see from the picture, ours got emptied pretty fast!)