“Bodega” in Spanish and “boutique” in French both come from the Latin word “apotheca” used in the 13th century to refer to a highly mysterious site where wine was aged and vinified. The name Apothic comes from the same word. An extraordinary cuvée from Boyd Morrison, the chief winemaker who created a wine in the new style. Apothic is not a wine in the Bordeaux or Rhône tradition. It’s a new creation from Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruity bouquets such as blackberry and dark cherries together with aromatic notes such as vanilla and mocha make this wine unique. The cuvée combines the complexity and appeal of an assemblage with the fullness of a single grape red wine.