Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wine Me: Apothic Rose

I know, I know. Thursday is beer day. Stay with me! I just HAVE to tell you all about my new favorite Rose wine, Apothic Rose.

I am a big fan of the Apothic White and blogged about that here. This is the latest offering from the Apothic line and it is a winner! They blended Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon to produce the perfect California summer sipper.

From the bottle: "This first cut of Apothic Rose is a fragrant and succulent blend, snipped fresh from the vine to create ripe flavors of strawberry and watermelon. Apothic Rose derives its vibrant hue from am ancient winemaking practice called saignee, which means 'to bleed' intense color from the grape's red skin."

You would not believe how much watermelon flavor comes through on this one. I'd call it a middle of the road semi-dry. There's some sweetness there too so if dry isn't your thing, don't let that deter you. But, it's a good example of a rose. You should be able to find this for around $13.00.

I know what you're thinking. Ashley, this sounds like it would make a fabulous sangria! And you would be right.......recipe forthcoming as soon as I have time to put on my mixology hat.


  1. You really need to try a rose' from the south of France or Spain. The Apothic is not a good rose', or wine to be honest.

  2. I am currently online trying to find out what Apothic has put into their "Second Cut" 2013 Rosé, because it is SO GOOD. I have worked in food service for over 15 years, and I have a Wine Spectator award under my belt, in addition to just loving to study, drink, and share my passion for wine. I just wanted to chime in, because I've already had a few glasses of my above mentioned Rosé and I think that the other person is just sounding like a generic snob. I am truly shocked at the "Second Cut" of this wine, even though I haven't tried their 2013 "First Cut". They did not say what was on it, on their label, so that is why I am online looking around and I came across your mentioning of it. Apothic isn't even saying anything about their Rosé's on their website. Maybe its questionable, but its delicious, so go out their and find their second edition of 2013 rosé and give it a whirl. I will prob. buy a couple more to store, since its only $9 a bottle. Yes, Spain and France have lots of wonderful rosé's, as does I suggest just keep drinking, ignoring the haters, enjoy what tastes good, and pour the crap down the drain! (Or bring it to work to give to your co-workers, like I do). Cheers


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