• Leina Ussin

I Make Pour Decisions!


How’s everyone doing this week? I cannot lie, I am naturally a homebody, so I should be enjoying this time, however, not having the option to go outside is beginning to take its toll on me!

I find myself opening all the windows and balcony doors in my apartment just to get some kind of fresh air in my lungs. I think when it’s all said and done I am going to go for a long walk outside, LOL.

I’ve also found myself looking into potted gardening. I have a few seed packets and pots that are just collecting dust on my balcony, so why not? If any of you have any gardening tips, please hit me up!

I’m also hoping to get more reading and writing done during this time as well. I posted a book review today, so make sure you check it out! Also, remember I am consistently looking for new book suggestions, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you’re reading!

Anywho, let’s get down to why we are really here! My wine review!

Let me start by saying, this was an impromptu selection. I bought the bottle on purpose, but the night I decided to drink it wasn’t planned. I believe my wife and I were making spaghetti or some kind of pasta, and of course, she wanted wine. I popped the bottle in the fridge, but I don’t think it was in there long enough. I’ll touch base on that in a moment!

Now, I’ve tried a bottle of Apothic Red once before, last year, and if you’ve been with me that long, you know I rated that bottle a 4.5. I was looking for it to be sweeter which is the only reason it didn’t get a higher ranking. Because this company has so many different wines, I wanted to give another bottle a try. So, I decided to go with a darker blend.

Taking my first sip, the wine tasted a little bitter to me. It wasn’t unbearable, but it made my mouth water. I could taste, and smell, that this wine was made with darker berries and is a little on the dry side.

So, looking into this in particular wine type, I discovered most people who have tried it, also picked up on dark berry flavors and even caught hints of chocolate and coffee. Of course, I missed it, but I also think I didn’t let my wine chill long enough. I stated once before that red wines are best served around 60-70 degrees, and I honestly feel like mine wasn’t quite there yet.

Something I am beginning to see plays a huge difference in what I am tasting. With that being said, I’m going to rate this wine a solid 4, because even though it was a little bitter, I did enjoy it. I am determined to get like a thermometer so I can start making sure my wine is chilling properly so I can taste what I’m supposed to be tasting, LOL.

I will be adding this wine to my list again, and seeing what else pairs well with it.

Have you tried this wine before? Let me know what you think! Have you tried a different kind of Apothic wine? Let me know!

Remember, just like with books, I am always looking for wine suggestions so let me know what your favorite wines are, or wines you’ve recently tried and fell in love with!

Talk to you guys soon!

And remember, please stay safe!

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