What could be better than a nice hearty cabernet sauvignon with dinner? Pretty much nothing. That’s why Educated Guess by Roots Run Deep Winery has moved into my cab-loving heart. After one night of sipping it with a vegetarian red sauce pasta dish, I could feel my yearning for a juicy cab slowly becoming satisfied.
The wine starts with a blackberry and boysenberry flavoring and finishes with a french vanilla tinge. Not usually a fan of creamy flavors derived from oak barrel aging, I was surprised with my level of satisfaction with the finish. I guess there will always be exceptions to the rule, and this bottle of wine surely is it.
Besides a big beautiful cab flavor, Educated Guess has something else going for it: all the grapes used were organically grown. This is a big plus for someone like myself, someone who is trying to become increasingly more aware of what you put in your body. From Napa Valley, there is no guess about whether or not this represents California cabs in a good light. I would say it’s one of the best.
If you’re a cab lover like me, head over to Wine World in Abingdon and pick up a bottle. The owner, Elizabeth, swears this wine goes great with steak and I could see where it would. Can’t wait to get my second bottle, so hurry up and get your first.