"Opens with a fruit-bomb of wild berry briar patch before transitions into an appealingly rustic and structured zest fest, revealing heaps of licorice, roasted sage and forest floor accents that build toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now."
- 93 Points, Wine Spectator
"The now mature "Bambino" vines were planted in 2000 and represent Bucklin's "young vine" Zinfandel. The 2019 blend is at least 75% Zinfandel that is co-fermented with Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. Fermented with indigenous yeast without any nutrient additions. Aged in neutral French oak for approximately 10 months."
"Apothic Red is the bold and intriguing blend that launched the Apothic legacy, featuring notes of black cherry and dark red fruit. On the palate there's flavors of mocha and vanilla."
- Producer's Notes