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Apothic

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The 2020 Apothic Rosé is a light, refreshing wine with a dark nature. Aromas of rose petals and honey open, revealing notes of dark cherry, black raspberry and ripe strawberry on a clean mouthfeel. The finish is long with a burst of watermelon at the end. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 grapes show vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. We explored the state to find the best fruit for this blend from the heart of the Central Valley and Lodi. We harvested at the peak of quality to make a light-bodied, crisp and refreshing Rosé. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> Most of the fruit was harvested at night to limit color extraction. The grapes were delivered in whole clusters to our membrane presses for the gentlest processing possible. We kept fermentation temperatures cool to preserve delicate red fruit aromas. A small portion of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation and lees stirring to create a soft, refreshing mouthfeel. The wine was kept cool until blending to maintain a perfect balance of acid and fruit.

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Introducing Apothic Sparkling, or “Bubbles with Attitude.” This new, limited release wine blends red and white grapes together, leading to a sparkling white wine with a darker disposition. Notes of strawberry and white peach combine with a hint of vanilla for a wine that is best served with a chill. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> The grapes for Apothic Sparkling were harvested at optimum ripeness during nighttime temperatures to retain fruit freshness. Fermentation at low to moderate temperatures, between 55°- 62° F, helped preserve the fruit flavors and create expressive aromatics. The wine was then moved to stainless steel tanks to preserve its brightness and balance.

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Our 2020 Apothic Merlot is a silky, approachable red wine grown in California. Notes of blackberry and boysenberry are underscored by hints of toasted oak and shaved chocolate. A touch of Teroldego enhances the Merlot’s untamed character with layers of wild blueberry and split fig. The fruit melds together seamlessly in plush tannins that pull straight through to the long finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> The majority of the Merlot and Teroldego for this wine was sourced from the Lodi region of Central California. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> 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.

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The 2020 Apothic Red is our first daringly original blend of California-grown red grapes. Zinfandel leads the blend with silky layers of blackberry, black cherry with a hint of black pepper. Syrah and Merlot deliver undercurrents of ripe blueberry, boysenberry and a soft, plush mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon adds more dimension with notes of black currant while bold tannins deliver a hint of intrigue. The finish is long and smooth with lingering notes of vanilla and mocha from the oak we selected for aging. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> We selected the majority of the grapes for Apothic Red from the Lodi and Central Valley areas in California. We sourced the Zinfandel from Lodi, a premium producer of intensely concentrated, silky textured fruit. California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 in California shows vibrant acidity and concentrated flavors. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes</b><br> The grapes were de-stemmed before some whole-cluster fermentation. We fermented the 2020 Apothic Red in a combination of cone-sweep and upright tanks ranging from 4 to 6 days at a temperature averaging 85-88°F. Across all lots, we exercised meticulous temperature control and managed heat spikes through fermentation where needed to maximize the extraction of color and dark fruit notes.

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Our 2020 Apothic Pinot Noir is a bold, yet lighter-bodied, red wine. Bright layers of crushed raspberry and ripe cherry meet aromas of Tahitian vanilla. The mouthfeel is round and opulent, leading to a detailed, lingering finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 grapes show vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> We selected Pinot Noir grapes from Lodi for their red fruit profiles and soft, approachable tannins. Syrah was blended with the Pinot Noir to complement the dark cherry flavors with soft blueberry notes. To brighten the acidity and add notes of red currant, we blended unique Graciano grapes into the wine. The grapes were destemmed with marginal crushing and cold soaked overnight to encourage extraction of the fruit’s alluring color and tannins.

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Our 2019 Apothic Crush is a luscious Red Blend brimming with notes of dark cherry and blackberry. Supple tannins deliver hints of rich caramel. Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel lead the blend on the 2019 Apothic Crush, delivering a long, smooth finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> Vintage 2019 in California experienced cool temperatures that effectively lengthened the growing season and allowed the grapes to ripen gradually at lower sugars. Grapes from this harvest have concentrated flavor and optimal balance. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> We harvested a majority of the grapes for the 2019 Apothic Crush at night in cool temperatures to preserve the character of the fruit. The Pinot Noir was cold soaked for 2-3 days, then fermented between 80° to 85° F. The other varieties were fermented between 86° to 90° F. To create a silky mouthfeel and toasted caramel characteristics, we aged the blend in a mixture of French and American oak.

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Our 2019 Apothic Dark brings daring depths of dark fruit together for a bold red blend. Rich layers of blackberry and bold tannins lead the blend from the Petite Sirah, followed by notes of boysenberry pie, black cherry and plush tannins from the Teroldego. Bright, tart accents of pomegranate and dusts of spice add dimension while Zinfandel brings in a touch of licorice. The Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon balance the dark fruit with some red and black currant characters, and both impart a more balanced, plush mouthfeel. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> The majority of the grapes for our Apothic Dark originated from the Lodi, California, region. The 2019 growing season in experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2019 in California shows vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> We harvested the grapes for the Apothic Dark at night in cool temperatures to preserve the character of the fruit. We fermented these selected varieties between 86° to 88°F. In this vintage, we added a touch of Zinfandel to help balance the fruit perception and Cabernet to round out the structure with a fuller body. To create a silky mouthfeel and hints of dark chocolate and spice, we aged the blend in a mixture of French and American oak.

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Apothic White is a refreshingly crisp white wine made from grapes grown in California’s sundrenched vineyards with a small portion from Washington’s cooler terrain. Chardonnay leads the blend, imparting layers of apple and pear. Pinot Gris brightens the blend with hints of nectarine and white flower, while Riesling adds zests of Meyer lemon. Viognier tops the blend with notes of soft apricot. The mouthfeel is soft and round with a touch of toasted vanilla on the finish. <br><br> <b>Viticulture Notes:</b><br> California’s 2020 vintage experienced a cool, mild growing season with an accelerated heat spell in August, resulting in early ripening. Vintage 2020 in California shows vibrant acidity and concentrated flavor. Washington experienced a moderate year, allowing the grapes to ripen on the vines longer, producing exceptional quality. <br><br> <b>Winemaking Notes:</b><br> To retain the natural characteristics of each varietal, we fermented the blend at cool temperatures. The floral varietals were fermented 100% in stainless steel tanks to preserve delicate fruit aromas. Select lots of Chardonnay were fermented and aged on oak before undergoing malolactic fermentation to enhance fruit character and add toasted oak notes.
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