APOTHIC WHITE // NICKNAME CAB // RECOMMEND

Apothic White is bottled by Apothic Wines and comes from Modesto, California. For this review, I tasted the 2012 vintage.
This wine is a blend of three different varietals. They include Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
The winemaker is Debbie Juergenson. She specifically “looks for a unique blend of grapes to create intense aromas and bold flavors,” per the Apothic website.
Apothic White alcohol content, 12.0% per the bottle.
Apothic White WineIn the glass, this wine is light straw in color. It also has a subtle copper shimmer to it. It didn’t appear very leggy.
The wine’s aroma was noticeable from afar. It’s complex and includes notes of sweet orange and citrus. There was also a muted hint of clove or some other dark spice in the background.
The flavors in Apothic White included some sweet citrus upon first sip. But, shortly after that, the sweet flavors dissipated and the more subtle characteristics of the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio came through. There was also a tiny hint of vanilla in there.
The wine had a silky mouthfeel and a long finish.
Overall, I thought this was a great wine. Like the other Apothic wines, the taste of this wine is unique. The blend of the three varietals was very interesting. You can pick out each grape, but when you “step back” you can sense how each one compliments the other.
If you like a silky white wine with a bit of front end sweetness, give this wine a try. Apothic White price $9.99.
Recommend!

NickName Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards in Acampo, California, USA.
I was given this wine as a gift from a good friend, who I recently helped move to a new home. The bottle she gave me was the 2009 vintage, so it had a little time to age prior to this review.
According to the NickName Wines website, the NickName Cabernet Sauvignon comes from their estate grown vineyards within the Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations. The wine is aged is French oak for six months and is Certified Green for wine growing sustainability, per Lodi rules.
NickName Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color. A little light does shine through. This wine is extremely leggy with many many tiny legs falling down the sides of the glass.
Aroma of NickName Cabernet Sauvignon is multi-faceted and complex. To start, the aroma is well noticeable from over a foot away after being poured. Those aromas are dark and mocha like. Up close, however, notes of muted cherry and a hint of a clove-like spice were noted.
There was a good whiff of alcohol in the aroma with alcohol content at 13.5% by volume, according to the bottle.
The wine’s taste was also complex. It’s a smooth drinking wine with initial warm red fruit flavors at first. Following that, more earth black fruit flavors were evident.
For a Cabernet Sauvignon, NickName is not overly dry. Given its smoothness, it could be mistaken for a blend containing Zinfandel.
Elegant tannins were felt primarily behind the lips and the wine had a silky mouthfeel.
Finish was medium to long, primarily carried by the note of black fruits. Just the slightest bit of bitterness was noted, but it wasn’t off-putting in the least.
Overall, I really enjoyed this Cabernet. I loved the complexity in the aroma and flavor. I also liked the how the wine’s components were all so well balanced with each other.
This wine’s an easy drinking sipper on its own. It would likely also go well with light appetizers. NickName Cabernet Sauvignon price about $12.00.
Recommend!

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