Apothic Red 2009 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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The 2009 Apothic Red is a good red wine to serve at parties because it's flavors will not only work well with a variety of foods, but the flavors are likely to be acceptable to preferences to a variety of wine drinkers. It's hard to find a wine that enough different people can enjoy but the 2009 Apothic Red is probably a good option to try. However, it may be better to avoid sweeter dishes when drinking the Apothic Red.

Apothic Red 2009 Tasting Notes & Review

Color & Clarity
The color of the 2009 Apothic Red is a dark purple red.

Nose
The aromas of the 2009 Apothic Red are subtle and consist primarily of red fruit, plums, and a bit of vanilla.

Palate
The flavors of the 2009 Apothic Red are creamy fruit and mocha. It has a very nice mouth feel with a velvety texture. This is a medium-to-full bodied wine with dry, round tannins and refreshing acidity. It's perhaps a bit sweeter than similar red wines which might turn some people off, but others will welcome the change. It's definitely worth letting the Apothic Red breathe a bit in order to allow all the flavor complexity to come out.

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Pairing Apothic Red 2009 with Side Dishes

  • Cheddar Cheese: This wine becomes more fruity and creamy when paired with cheddar cheese, making this a great combination to try. If you get a bottle of Apothic Red, you should definitely have some aged cheddar cheese with it.
  • Cole Slaw: The 2009 Apothic Red tastes a bit odd when paired with cole slaw — it doesn't taste bad, but I'm not sure it tasted good either. It's just... odd.
  • Potato Salad: This wine is acceptable when paired with potato salad, though it did get a bit of bite which some may dislike.
  • French Fries: Pairing seasoned french fries with Apothic Red is acceptable — not bad, but not memorable either.

Pairing Apothic Red 2009 with Meats

  • Hamburger: I had expected this to be a very good pairing, but the 2009 Apothic Red was only fair when paired with hamburger. It might be better with other grilled meats.
  • Sweet Italian Sausage: This Apothic Red became a bit more fruity when paired with sweet Italian sausage, making this a good combination.
  • BBQ Beef: The combination of BBQ beef and Apothic Red was only fair. I had hoped for this to be a better pairing, but perhaps the BBQ was too sweet.

Bottom Line
The 2009 Apothic Red is a good red wine to serve at parties because it's flavors will not only work well with a variety of foods, but the flavors are likely to be acceptable to preferences to a variety of wine drinkers. It's hard to find a wine that enough different people can enjoy but the 2009 Apothic Red is probably a good option to try. However, it may be better to avoid sweeter dishes when drinking the Apothic Red.

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Apothic Red 2009

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4.5
Reviewed by Austin    November 03, 2011
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Apothic Red

The Apothic Red is a good wine to have around all the time because it goes so well with so many different foods - and with so many different tastes in wine. It's also cheap enough that it's easy to have a couple of bottles around.

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