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Apothic Merlot

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.


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.