23 April 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Root:1 Cabernet

For a wine picked at random, just based on how cool the bottle looked, I really got lucky. I tried to link to a picture so you could see for yourself, but root1wine site is all flash based (what are they thinking! sure, it looks good, but totally unpractical). In any case, for less than $11, this was a steal. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, and I really enjoyed it. Mind you, this is no great Bordeaux, but nonetheless, something I’ll drink again. I wonder how well it ages. I guess I’ll just have to wait a few years to find out. Come back in a few years for an update…
And the bottle design is really neat (text waving around a grapevine’s root). And very informative too. If you are to believe what’s printed on the bottled (no paper here), they have some of the original french grapes from before the time the grapes in France were decimated by phylloxera, and reimported from California. This alone raises my view on wines from Chile. I had a few nice ones already, but this one trumps them all.

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