Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

9.043 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
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Founded in 2005 by wine veteran Mark Albrecht with the promise of producing Napa wines at affordable prices to compete with $50+ competitors. Had this with a blind tasting with $40-$60 wines. Blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% a Petit Verdot & rest Merlot & Cab Franc. Dark Ruby with aromas of youthful berry fruit and pepper spice. On the palate blackberry and plum with some cacao wrapped in dusty tannins. Medium+ finish ending with some toasty oak & mineral notes. It’s an Educated Guess if this wine will age well and really compete with $50+ boys!! I don’t see it!

Founded in 2005 by wine veteran Mark Albrecht with the promise of producing Napa wines at affordable prices to compete with $50+ competitors. Had this with a blind tasting with $40-$60 wines. Blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% a Petit Verdot & rest Merlot & Cab Franc. Dark Ruby with aromas of youthful berry fruit and pepper spice. On the palate blackberry and plum with some cacao wrapped in dusty tannins. Medium+ finish ending with some toasty oak & mineral notes. It’s an Educated Guess if this wine will age well and really compete with $50+ boys!! I don’t see it!

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2019
Amy Hill

Big bold Cabernet. Deep purple in color. Great nose. Leather and oak combined with black cherry and cassis. Fabulous for the money. Love this wine!

Big bold Cabernet. Deep purple in color. Great nose. Leather and oak combined with black cherry and cassis. Fabulous for the money. Love this wine!

Jun 17th, 2020
Stephen Friedland

Very tasty cabernet, noce tannins, great flavor. Realky enjoying this one.

Very tasty cabernet, noce tannins, great flavor. Realky enjoying this one.

Jun 14th, 2020
Joe Christenson

This was a really good Napa-ish Cab. The marketing story is a bit overwrought, but I’d confidently tote this along to a dinner party as a 30 second conversation piece. Inky dark cherry, complementary tannin, easy drinking for those not so into “dry red wine.” I’m not sure what Napa County + 2017 means (Napa 2017? Napa and 2017? The mind reels), so I guess I’m still guessing 🤷🏻‍♂️.

This was a really good Napa-ish Cab. The marketing story is a bit overwrought, but I’d confidently tote this along to a dinner party as a 30 second conversation piece. Inky dark cherry, complementary tannin, easy drinking for those not so into “dry red wine.” I’m not sure what Napa County + 2017 means (Napa 2017? Napa and 2017? The mind reels), so I guess I’m still guessing 🤷🏻‍♂️.

Mar 8th, 2020
Collin Brown

Throw back to our rehearsal dinner

Throw back to our rehearsal dinner

Feb 17th, 2020
Kyle

Madison picked a good one here :)

Madison picked a good one here :)

Jan 4th, 2020
Brennan Roy

Super value. This may become harder to find if the word gets out. Many cabs in this range are fruit bombs. Not this one! Here, dark berry fruit is nicely tempered by peppery spices. Big enough to be chewy with mild tannins and a wonderfully mellow finish.

Super value. This may become harder to find if the word gets out. Many cabs in this range are fruit bombs. Not this one! Here, dark berry fruit is nicely tempered by peppery spices. Big enough to be chewy with mild tannins and a wonderfully mellow finish.

Dec 24th, 2019
Ryan

👌

👌

Dec 7th, 2019
JK Robinson

Amazing end to a long day thanks to my sweetie! Would absolutely buy again.

Amazing end to a long day thanks to my sweetie! Would absolutely buy again.

Nov 28th, 2019
Lisa Saenz

Dull flavor, not pointy

Dull flavor, not pointy

Oct 9th, 2019