Apothic has been a true original from the start, crafting a rich and bold Red Blend that launched a daring legacy. Visionary Winemaker Deb Juergenson continues to challenge convention with a portfolio of intriguing wines, including several limited release wines. Wonder what’s next? Just watch. You won’t be disappointed.
ABOUT THE WINE:
Our 2019 Apothic Merlot reveals depths of black cherry, boysenberry and wild blueberries with subtle hints of vanilla and coconut. To add dimension to the wine, we added a touch of a unique grape called Teroldego , which marries well with the Merlot to create plush tannins and a long, lasting finish.
Most of the fruit for this Merlot was sourced from Lodi, with some originating from a vineyard near Brentwood. We selected Merlot grapes for their dark fruit intensity and generous tannins to create a velvety mouthfeel. Portions of this wine were oak aged for 3 4 months to preserve elegant fruit characteristics.