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Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2008

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Deep red in color with gentle and silky tannins and rich flavors of ripe plum, blackberry, vanilla and spice.

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Root: 1:
While most vineyards around the world are planted on grafted rootstock, estate-grown Root:1 wines are cultivated on original, ungrafted roots, producing outstanding quality wine with pure, fruit flavors and aromas.

Member Reviews for Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

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Snooth User: caschilling
449217111
3.50 5
04/29/2010

This wine is very rich from start to finish. It has varied fruits including cranberry, blackberry, currant, blueberry. There is a hint of oak at the midpalate, very pleasant. Strong finish.

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Snooth User: winehound69
40885602
3.50 5
02/27/2011

Good Wine but more dark and dense than the Syrah I just had. Not bad though it goes well some heavier dishes but I would not drink on it own. for the under 10 price I may by it again, but before I do I will try the cab version and see how it stacks up

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dark
  • dense
  • smokey

  • Snooth User: ffchick
    361463479
    3.50 5
    03/14/2011

    Very good on the first day, even better on the second. Went well with roasted pork and grilled ribeye, delicious with strong cheeses. Also very good on its own. I will definitely be adding this to my library of good value, every day drinking wines.


    Snooth User: crux
    55661493
    4.00 5
    11/14/2010

    Very unusual and surprisingly tasty. Vegetal, olives and such, but only mildly salty. Earthy, good mouthfeel. Would probably be excellent in a year or two.


    Snooth User: smithdaj54
    829879858
    4.00 5
    07/21/2011

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Fairly warm and syrupy on the nose, with bits of earth, leather and baked plum. The palate is a touch underdeveloped and herbal in terms of flavor, but there's no shortage of size. Plump and chewy but basic on the finish, with a returning set of herbal berry flavors that could use more coaching.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Bright ruby. Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with a smoky licorice note gaining strength with air. A gently sweet midweight that offers fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a kick of zesty acidity. Finishes slightly rigid but with good tangy persistence.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    06/22/2011

    Opaque ruby. Dark berries and mocha on the nose, augmented by a subtle smoky quality and a touch of cracked pepper. Round and fleshy, displaying slightly loose-knit dark fruit flavors and no rough edges. Finishes smooth, with modest persistence. I'd have liked a bit more focus. The Root:1 wines are made from grapes grown on their original, ungrafted rootstock, which is pretty normal in Chile but quite rare elsewhere, especially in Europe.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Dill and toasted vanilla mix with lightly crisp red and black cherry fruit. Stays slightly firm, with the dill hint lingering on the finish. Drink now.


    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    05/18/2011

    Light and forward, with grilled herb, cherry and vanilla notes. Drink now.



    Tasting Notes:

    Intense violet with rich, ripe aromas of red fruit and vanilla combine with soft spice notes. A full-bodied and juicy profile with blackberry, cherry and a hint of smoke followed by supple tannins and strong finish.

    Deep red in color with gentle and silky tannins and rich flavors of ripe plum, blackberry, vanilla and spice.

    Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

    Closure: Cork

    Wine Specs:

    Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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