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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617
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WineScores' Review


The somewhat gothic labeled California red blend includes Zinfandel, Syrah and Merlot.
It is what you would expect, a plush fruit-forward red with chocolate and berries, molasses and plum cake, baking spices and vanilla. It is supple with loads of cherry, berry and milk chocolate flavours underscored by spice and vanilla. Smooth, lush - a straightforward crowd pleaser.
A perfect game day wine with grilled foods, burgers, chili, spicy ribs or pan pizza.


 
Recommended Pairings
Spicy Food, Barbeque, Junk Food, Fast Food & Snacks, Game Day Wines


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2013-01-30 15:47:54.0

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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California, 2009
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 100.000152
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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Reserve' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon, California
87 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -404756

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -853366

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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Sledgehammer Zinfandel, California
86 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -181313

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Cellar Hand Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, South Okangan Valley BC
90 Points

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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Tinhorn Creek 'Oldfield Series' Merlot, South Okangan Valley BC
91 Points

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Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -1669

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -484618

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Cellar Hand 'Punch Down Red', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley
93 Points

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Citrusdal Wines 'Six Hats' Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape South Africa
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -202531

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92 Points

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -22046

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618579

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Luigi Bosca Single Vineyard Malbec, DOC Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -810473

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Santa Rita Reserva Merlot, Maipo Valley Chile
87 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -375790

Ranking: 59.00023
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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', British Columbia
92 Points

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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

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Tinhorn Creek Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -530725

Ranking: 59.000101
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Cavit 'Alta Luna Phases' Dolomiti, Trentino Italy
87 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -260265

Ranking: 57.000613
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Antinori 'Peppoli', DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606541

Ranking: 57.000422
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Antinori 'Peppoli', DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany Italy
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -606541

Ranking: 57.000408
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Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 'Terroir Collection-Whispering Hill' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 57.000346
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Rose, Lillooet BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -513473

Ranking: 55.001033
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Fontanafredda 'Briccontondo' Barbera DOC Piedmont Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -898718

Ranking: 55.001026
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir Rose, Lillooet BC
88 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -513473

Ranking: 55.000782
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Ruffino 'Riserva Ducale' Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -45195

Ranking: 55.000517
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Noir Rose, Lillooet BC
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -513473

Ranking: 55.000287
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Escorihuela '1884' Reservado Sauvignon Blanc, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Ranking: 30.001128
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19 Crimes Shiraz~Durif, Victoria Australia
89 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -369777

Ranking: 30.001104
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Monster Vineyards 'Monster Merlot', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

Ranking: 30.001092
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Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

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Finca Las Moras 'Paz' Malbec, San Juan Cuyo, Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

Ranking: 30.001079
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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

Ranking: 30.001069
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 30.001067
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C.C Jentsch Cellars 'The Chase', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

Ranking: 30.001058
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Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 30.001047
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Kilikanoon 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -373365

Ranking: 30.001041
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Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California, 2010
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 30.001013
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 30.001005
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