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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
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  Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Item Number:13 80 182 12
Our Price:$12.95
Discounted Case Price:$131.40 - 15% off!
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CUSTOMER RATING
Based on the averaged scale of
1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 BD  95 
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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Root:1 refers to the fact that in these vineyards in Chile's Colchagua Valley the grapevines grow on original rootstock. Most grapevines in Europe and the U.S. have been grafted and replanted due to the root louse phylloxera. Original rootstock means deep roots and more complex flavored grapes. Produced by Vina Ventisquero, this Cabernet shows remarkable complexity and character for such a great value wine. Beverage Dynamics scored this wine 95 points saying "From ungrafted of original European rootstock that have never been blighted by phylloxera; bold, rich varietal aromas and flavors in a ripe, mouth-filling, and easy-to-enjoy style; richness, quality and value."

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Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced (6)
  • Smooth (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
    • Pairs Well With:
    • Beef (5), Pizza and pasta (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Connoisseur (4), Aspiring enthusiast (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Quaility Value Cab

By Westchester Wine Guy

from Wine Express

About Me Connoisseur

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Weeknight

    Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

    I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed this Cab. The nose was a little rustic and earthy at first, but showed nice cassis, cedar, smoke and minty notes. It really expanded on the palate dispaying pure milk chocolate, cola and black cherry that hung on through the finish. A very varietally true wine at a friendly price.

    • Pairs Well With:
    • Beef, Game

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fantastic Value

    By Elmeaux

    from SD CA, Livorno Italy

    About Me Connoisseur

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Big
    • Long Finish
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

        Great with a meat of hearty pasta dinner. Not an afternoon sipping wine.

        • Pairs Well With:
        • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Cab Sauv

        By Kfo

        from Washngton, DC

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Everyday
          • Weeknight

          Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

          Great everyday red- nice body

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Pizza and Pasta

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Can't Believe It's $12.95!!

          By Strumerika

          from Mount Kisco

          About Me Connoisseur

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Big

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

            Here is a bold, delicious Cab that will stun you with its value. I guarantee it! I thought it was a $40 wine no joke. It has real unique sweet-smelling aromas. Josh identified it as mint chocolate chip, which is a great call! You won't regret buying this wine which is heavy on flavor and light on your wallet!

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Game
             
            2.0

            Flat and ordinary

            By JohnRausch3rd

            from Arlington Heights, IL

            About Me Connoisseur

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Short Finish
              • Thin

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

              The description made me think this was diamond in the rough available for a great price. It disappointed and was not worthy of the accolades given it.

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Pizza and Pasta
               
              4.0

              Great quality for the $

              By Breadman

              from West Chester

              About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Balanced
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • A Bit Sweet

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

              Very surprised by the quality of this inexpensive Cabernet. Bright, bold and nicely tart.

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry, Spicy Food
               
              3.0

              good wine, nothing special

              By jpmahrc

              from NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balanced

              Cons

              • Too Acidic

              Best Uses

              • Afternoon
              • Entertaining

              Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

              ok

               
              3.0

              OK Wine

              By aeshaf

              from Michigan

              About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balanced

              Cons

              • Thin

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley:

              The wine is fairly good but it is a little "thin" for a Cab. It does not stand up to food with stronger flavors.

              All-in-all, it is a fine choice for an everyday drinking red.

              • Pairs Well With:
              • Pizza and Pasta

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                my question is this and it's not just on this wine.i've never been a wine user so I'm looking for a wine that can be used everyday with or without food.red or white doesn't matter,thankyou
                Asked on 5/18/2015 by frederick from gallatin,tn.

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                  A:

                  Hi thanks for your question! Root 1 is an excellent everyday wine both with and without food. It has bold flavors that make it excellent on its own but it can also standup to a myriad of dishes! Cheers

                  Answered on 5/19/2015 by Strumerika from Mount Kisco
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