The Acclaim
the acclaim

Nationwide Acclaim for
Root: 1 Wines

Root: 1 has received glowing reviews from many major publications, wine writers and enthusiasts.

90 Points, Best Buy
Wine & Spirits Logo

“An untamed blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, this was born of a very cold harvest, and sustains nerve and tension in its acidity. The wine’s notes of eucalyptus blend with red fruit flavors, bright and cheerful as they play against electric tannins. A delicious wine at a great price, this would be a star on any list of wines by the glass.”
June 2015, Root: 1 Heritage Red 2013

95 Points
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“From ungrafted vines 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.”
October 2014, Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

88 Points
International Wine Cellar

“Spice-accented cherry aromas and flavors are complemented by notes of cracked pepper and candied rose, with a touch of vanilla coming up with air. A juicy, focused midweight that finishes with appealing sweetness, soft tannins and a late kick of peppery spices. In an Old World style, with no excess fat; this wine delivers excellent value for Cabernet.”
March 2014, Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

87 Points
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“Transcending a challenging vintage, this Sauvignon stands out for its tension and grip. The herbal flavors gain prominence as the wine takes on air. Refreshing.”
February 2014, Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

88 Points
International Wine Cellar

“Intense lime and grapefruit aromas give way to deeper pear and melon with air. Silky and fresh on the palate, displaying vibrant citrus fruit and honeydew flavors and a hint of white pepper. The tangy finish shows good clarity and length.”
February 2014, Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Food & Wine

January 2014, Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc

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Forbes Online Logo

“Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has one of this year's coolest wine labels.”
April 2013, Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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November 2013, Root: 1 Carmenere 2012

88 Points
International Wine Cellar

“Dark purple. Powerful aromas of dark berry preserves and licorice, with a smoky overtone. Lush and expansive, offering hefty black and blue fruit flavors. This seamless cabernet packs a lot of fruit for the money and finishes with good energy and cling.”
May 2012, Root: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

87 Points
International Wine Cellar

“Medium red. [...] red currant and cherry on the nose and in the mouth. Shows a soft, open-knit character [...]. For the variety this is a solid value.”
May 2012, Root: 1 Pinot Noir 2010

88 Points
Wine Enthusiast

“Minerality and passion fruit aromas control the bouquet. The palate is fresh and zesty, with grapefruit, lime and green apple flavors. Holds its form and tightness on the finish, staying juicy and fresh from front to back.”
December 2011, Root: 1 Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Today.com

“Carmenere is the hallmark of Chile and this sophisticated red is spicy, vibrant and packed with dark berry flavors. Root: 1’s bottle is sleek-chic making it a top gift choice too.”
June 2011, Root: 1 Carmenere 2009

88 Points
International Wine Cellar

“Bright ruby. Fresh red berries and cherry on the nose, with a smoky licorice note gaining strength with air. A gently sweet midweight that offers fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a kick of zesty acidity. Good tangy persistence.”
March 2010, Root: 1 Carmenere 2008