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2005 Root 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley
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My favorite cab!
by Walsh12849697
I do not drink much cabernet but this was absolutely delicious.......a must have for the fall/winter months!
by Gregg12377715
Best cabernet available under $25 - everyone marvels about it at parties - $8.69 at Costco - terrific buy
Great Chilean Cabernet Value!
by miller12673257
I have come to love the value that Chilean Cabernet offers, And Root 1 is definitely no exception. I would agree with user "Nuss" that this wine needs time in a decanter, maybe an hour or so. Also, if you like this wine, go buy a bottle of Santa Rita Maipo Valley Reserva 2005. Trust me.

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About Chile

Virtually every wine region in Chile benefits from proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the cooling Humboldt Current that flows up from the South Pole. Although Chile extends more than 2,000 miles from north to south, its grape-growing regions are clustered in the center of the country, where rainfall is concentrated during the winter months, and where an absence of fungal diseases makes for relatively carefree grape-farming.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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