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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  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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  • Hey there, wine lovers! My name is Isabella - a working mom of two, living in London., who likes to relax at home with a glass of good white wine.As a Manager in the relocation services area (, I meet with many people on a daily basis. When out for business and/or family dinners, wine is a very common topic and ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • The Educated Guess didn't last long since we opened it up for a small glass at lunch and then a cup was used in the stew that Sandra made during the afternoon while I finished up my Cat Tuesday activities.  Therefore I was forced to open another wine, this time a 2010 Paradise Ridge Rhone-style blend that was quite good with the stew.  I lucked ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    Opens with Plum, Cedar, Oak, and Vanilla; then on to Plum and Bing Cherry; finishes with a bit of Slate, Vanilla, Mint, and Concord Grape. A big, full mouthful with a long long finish of stewed fruit, Blackberry, Licorice, and Milk Chocolate. Cannot remember when or where I picked this bottle up, but wish I had more. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • I'll give you all a few recommendations from my current collectionJosh ... ... ... Cosme Cotes Du Rhone RedEducated Guess Cabernet NapaCasas Patronales Carmenere ReservaMontes Alpha Carmenere, SyrahHappy drinki Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by Paul Orszulak

  • Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Pinot Noir 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by artimage

  • Educated Guess Chardonnay 2013


    smooth... I don't like to chill my wine this still taste good at air conditioned room temperature. Read More

    Wine review by pandacordova

  • Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013


    I am new to wines. I did not think this tasted good at first but then I saw a review that said to let it sit for a while. I so I did some more reading before I took another sip. I tell you that 10-15 minutes in the glass makes all the difference. Take it slow there is no hurry. Read More

    Wine review by pandacordova

  • Charlotte Victoria - you make some assumptions that may not be true in any way. You seem to use "wine tourism" and "visiting a vineyard" to mean the same thing but they don't.Visiting a vineyard may or may not be part of "wine tourism" but most people who are tourists have no interest at all in visiting vineyards. If they do, they will look at r... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Motivations of wine tourists

  • 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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