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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  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • Educated Guess Pinot Noir is about $20, Hook & Ladder $17, worth a try if you can find them both California wines Read More

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  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

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  • Okay, so are tannins sour or bitter?  I was in a pub at Sloan Square in London in '78 where I was served a "bitter" beer, and let me tell you, bitter was the right word for it!  I didn't want to insult anyone so I took it with me into the latrine and poured it down the drain.  I'm quite certain the bitter taste in a wine is not anywhere as sever... Read More

    Forum post in the topic I'm lost

  • Okay, I have no idea how to do this.  I posted what I thought was an intro a week or two ago and I cannot find either my post or any of whatever replies there might have been.  Computers and the arcane rituals one has to perform in order to make sense of any of this crap are an absolute mystery to me.  I am a MENSA member so I know perfectly wel... Read More

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  • "Think again: Almost all the European wines are grown on land that has been vineyard forever."Well since a) Roman times or b) the Middle Ages or c) post Industrial Revolution expansion, you take your pick. Definitely lush forests before that (at least in the first two cases), even if without redwoods. Guess we could talk about Chateau Musar--whe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Time to turn the amp up to 11, at least for the wine hype machine, thanks to James Suckling on the 2015 vintage of Chateau Margaux:"The greatest Margaux ever made. More than perfection. Full body, firm and ultra-silky tannins. Black currant, mineral and floral character. It starts slowly and seems almost endless on the palate. Seamless. I want t... Read More

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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

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  • 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 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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