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Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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
    829879859
    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.

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    Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

    Closure: Cork

    Wine Specs:

    Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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