2009 Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon

educated_guessSo I find this wine called Educated Guess, and I gotta tell you – it’s a freakin awesome cab!

The name comes from the winemakers having a discussion of why wine prices were going up and quality wasn’t and how you pick the best wine for your money. If you visit us regularly that should sound familiar so – yeah – this concept spoke to me. Man, that’s what we’re all about, and the winemaker Barry Gnekow gets it. He’s also done such art as 7 Deadly Zins and Cycles Gladiator (you know – the one with the naked lady on it that’s banned in Alabama).

Even the label is cool – simple black with wine-related formulas such as the “bleaching of red wine with excess sulphur dioxide, flavylium cation of anthocyanins” and others I missed that day in chemistry.

Smells of spicy-blackberry-vanilla bath salts (yeah, that’s a thing) and tastes – at first – of luscious black fruits that slowly gives way to a slightly minty mocha surprise and a bit of a peppery finish that just keeps on going. The black cherry, acidity, alcohol and tannins all play very nicely together, so you can drink this all by itself while doing some chemistry or even just mocking up the specs on the Xbox 720. Or drink it with a nice grilled steak or braised short rib.

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