Sonoma’s Apothic Winery is rapidly carving out a name for itself with its unique varietal blends and innovative flavor combinations. EpicStyle caught up with Apothic Winemaker Boyd Morrison to find out exactly why the young winery is having so much success.
With its name deriving from an ancient, mythical European gathering place for the blending and storing of wine, Morrison claims that “Apothic is stretching the limits” of traditional blending techniques. And with the release of Apothic’s 2008 Red, which Morrison describes as “a big ol’ glass of dessert,” indeed it seems that Apothic has succeeded in its goal to create an “epic wine… so impactful that you will have to take notice.”
Apothic’s 2008 Red is composed of California Syrah, Merlot and Zinfandel varietals, each playing an important role in the flavorful blend. Morrison explains that “the dark lushness of the syrah, the cherry fruit of the merlot, and the spicy zinfandel jamminess” combine to create “an overtness that sets this wine apart.”
Keep an eye out for the recently bottled 2009 Apothic Red as well as the upcoming 2010 Blend, which – according to Morrison – should be a vintage to look out for thanks to this year’s unusual climate. A California Blend with a European growing style? Can’t wait!