Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red 2008
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
External Reviews for Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food Pairings for Root 1 Carmenere Chile Valle Central Rapel Colchagua Valley Red
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.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
|Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter|