The California grown Limited Release Apothic Rosé (2012) had a fabulously fun label including embossed silver. Of course the graphic designer in me was intrigued. At $10.99, I figured it was worth a try.
Apothic Rosé is a blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. Upon uncorking the bottle, the wine was sweet on the nose. It reminded me of spring (or summer) in a bottle.
Upon pouring and letting it breath for a few minutes, I could smell strawberries, watermelon, cherries, and apple. It has a big, juicy flavor, sweet and very pleasant but not overly (sticky) sweet.
The wine was a deep salmon color. It had a medium body with sweet berry flavors on the palate without being too sweet. It was medium to high in acidity and had a nice medium finish. It was an interesting and tasty rosé and a reasonable price.