“This is a pure taste of sunny Sicily, a white blend of inzolia, grecanico and catarratto native grapes along with a small amount of chardonnay. Fermented in stainless steel vats, the yellow-gold colored wine is clean and sea-salt mineral crisp on the palate. It offers yellow apple, pear and grapefruit expressions of a Mediterranean orchard. It’s so refreshing and easy to drink, I had to restrain myself after two glasses so my wife and tasting partner could weigh in with her opinion. “Delicious” and “get more” were all she said.”
“Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s name to fame and Regaleali has harvested this “black” native grape 62 times since the 1950s. Perfection, you ask? Nothing’s ever perfect, but Regaleali’s given Nero d’Avola a lot of care and attention over the years. A 50-50 fermentation in steel tanks and Slavonian oak barrels preserves the ripe fruit character (cherry, raspberry, mulberry) while yielding soft tannins and a velvety mouthfeel.”
If you drink it eyes-closed, Root 1 tastes like a $50 bottle of wine from Napa Valley. But the cabernet sauvignon modestly hails from Chile. At $11.99 a bottle, we figure that's four-times the bang for your buck. At fine wine shops and liquor stores.