Educated Guess


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Educated Guess is a value-priced wine brand created by the Roots Run Deep Winery in Napa Valley, California. The name signifies the various conclusions to be made regarding wine on all fronts. From the winemaking side, decisions must be made about where to grow, what to grow, how to grow it, aging techniques, pricing, packaging, etc. They also considered decisions made by consumers in wine stores and how their personal knowledge plays into that, such as selecting the right wine to match specific foods, knowing which wine presents the most value for the money, knowing a particular grape, region, brand or producer from experience, or even just connecting with a label design. But if you’re unsure what to do in a particular situation, sometimes you just have to go with environmental clues and make an educated guess. 
It doesn’t hurt that the label designed for Educated Guess is deliberately eye-catching and clever. It depicts the actual chemical formulas for aspects of Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon

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  • Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by glassapples0

  • Grass is the way to go. I bought my house in Brooklyn precisely because it was only a few blocks from the park. Then I'd go there and see people running on cement. WTF? And worse, it became fashionable for a while to run barefoot. That's supposed to be more "natural" for the human foot. I guess the foot evolved to walk for miles across the natur... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Does Wine Make You Over-Weight?

  • Interesting read from Wine FollyA couple of the topics here should make for interesting discussion. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Does Wine Make You Over-Weight?

  • July 5th. We’re halfway through 2013 and what has changed? What have we learned?Not terribly much most likely. One thing I have learned is that when someone writes that someone else has “Nailed It!” we’re probably wasting time talking about the same old crap. The validity of the 100 point scale.The effectiveness of social media.Or even better: H... Read More

    From the article Are You Part of the Problem?

  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever break a bottle of wine...

  • On Tuesday I wrote with great pleasure about a group of Cabernets that were ... ... nothing better than an educated guess so bandying about ultra high scores based on what a wine should become is not a game I like to play. If you’re looking for rich, powerful age worthy wines there are some real winners here but if you want to pop a bottle to... Read More

    From the article Great Cabernet $50 to $75

  • Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1

  • Not only is Cabernet Sauvignon the most popular red wine, it’s also one ... ... only guessing here, an educated guess if you’ll allow it. My gut tells me great things are going to happen with this wine, just lay it down for 5 to 8 years.  2009 Dunham Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon XV Columbia Valley $42-$50 If the Gramercy Cellars sounds imposing... Read More

    From the article Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Hi, I am an accidental wine enthusiast. As part of a major remodeling project including our family room I revived my interest and enjoyment of wine. Our family room was redone using dark hickory planking and the room has a short wall next to our fireplace. This wall has always presented a challenge to make use of the space. I researched and sear... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Accidental Wine Entusiast

  • A few things....First, OT, the wine I got was a 2012, not a 2008 as listed in ... in the OP.Secondly, for all educated guessers out there, FYI- snooth forum keyword searches are flawed to some degree.  They come up in some random fashion that I don't understand- dates of posts are all over the place, and relevance is not a factor.  So guess ca... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2013 for wine....

  • I am simply suprised! I am very impressed with how well this wine pairs with a fairly wide variety of foods. The percentages of grape type and blending is very smooth. This wine is also very stable. wheather aired or directly poured it remained smooth. Opened and decanted was my best experience. Bravo!!

    Comment by 1110453great grape ape 1110453 great grape ape

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