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- stevebody - 10-26-2005 12:51 PM

My rep from Click Imports of Seattle brought in this nicely packaged bottle of Chilean Cab called "Root:1". It's a production of Peter Click, the owner of Click and the same guy who created the Buckeley's Aussie wines, and Vina Ventisquero, a Chilean cooperative owned by Agrosuper. The winemaker is Felipe Tosso, formerly of Concha y Toro. It's 85/15 Cab/Syrah. The Syrah come from the Apalta Vineyard that produces Clos Apalta and Montes Alpha M and the Cab is from the Trinidad vineyard in the Maipo Valley. It's a real, honest grown-up Cab that oozes varietal character and has some stuffing. The package is gorgeous and the price is under $15. I don't know how widely Click is distributing it but if you've seen the Buckeley's in stores where you are, you'll probably see this. It's definitely worth the bucks.
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- Drew - 06-24-2007 09:00 AM

Found some 2005 Root:1 in Ocean City and popped one last night. Very nice wine and a good QPR. Dark black/ruby in the glass, almost opaque with a slightly lighter rim. Mocha, mocha, mocha....this wine is all about mocha infused dark berry, cassis and currant. Well balanced and easy to drink. The finish is persistant with some fine grained tannins. Paid $10.99 here but suspect you could find this under $10 most places. 14%Alc/vol.


- Innkeeper - 06-24-2007 10:37 AM

What was it they used to say in the ads: "Slightly higher west of the Mississippi!"