Apothic Red Blend is a popular sweet red wine right now. The winemakers have prepared this wine that can cater to inexperienced wine drinkers without going overboard with the sweetness. They should be commended. This wine is a great introduction to the drier reds you'll come across later on. There are characteristics of zinfandel, merlot, syrah, and cabernet sauvignon in this wine's profile. The wine opens with a burst of rich dark fruit, such as black plums and cherries. After that, you'll taste a burst of berry flavour, accompanied by hints of chocolate and vanilla. Tartness helps in balancing out the sweetness, although this wine is sweet to begin with.