Color: Deep Red / Maroon
Nose: Plums and blackcurrants and berries
Taste: Well balanced fruit flavors with a smooth finish. Â Medium body
Summary: I poured myself a glass and forgot about it as I got busy doing something else. Â I got back to the tasting about two hours later. Â Wow, what a nice roundness and fullness in the mouth.
The silkiness of this wine is really nice. Â The balanced taste and roundness in mouth is really nice to find in this price range. Â This Cab is on par with many $20 Cabs. Â At this price, Iâ€™m picking up a few more bottles. Â You should do the same.
Whatâ€™s up with the name? Â Root 1? Â Well as the story goesâ€¦Chile is considered to be one of the very few parts of the grape growing world that was not affected by Phylloxera. Â This disease wiped out most of the worldâ€™s original grape vines, causing growers to have to graft vines onto generic rootstocks.
This wine is descended from grapes grown from original Cabernet Sauvignon rootstocks. Â Umm, I can almost taste the centuries.