The 2008 release from the fine folks at Apothic is another knockout value, just like the 2007 that sold out in mere minutes when offered earlier this year. Robert Parker called the 2007 "One of the greatest bargains I have ever tasted from California" and it is our opinion that the 2008 delivers every bit the same quality as the 2007. This fun, easy drinking red packs a wallop with its fruit-driven core and soft velvety structure. It is the ultimate pizza and burger wine. And if we can't convince you to put some away, check out what Robert Parker wrote about the 2007 Apothic Red in his year-end issue of The Wine Advocate: I am breaking my own rules about only reviewing Napa wines in this report simply because this is one of the greatest bargains I have ever tasted from California. Made by the Gallo family, it is a blend of 45% Syrah, 44% Zinfandel, 9% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon that comes from primarily Lodi as well as Sonoma, Central Coast and Napa.