Root:1 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley
Item Number: 13 80 182 12
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. The nose has notes of mint, forest floor, dark chocolate and plums. On the palate the fruit emerges with bold notes of black cherry, currants and more plum. Dark chocolate and smoke pick up and linger on the finish. Grab it!