Today’s Deal ~ ’14 Educated Guess Pinot Noir
$23.95/bottle or $17.95 on 6+
Even if Einstein were alive today – he would have a hard time solving the constant problem of finding a great Pinot Noir ≥ $20/bottle! Lucky for you, CARPE VINO has the answer and it lies within a 750ML bottle of the 2014 Educated Guess Pinot Noir!
Produced by Roots Run Deep Winery, the idea behind the Educated Guess line of wines (Chard, Pinot & Cab) was to take the “guesswork” out of selecting a bottle of wine. Founded in 2005, their promise was to produce unparalleled wine from the Napa Valley at prices that everyone can afford. With Barry Gnekow manning the cellar, their project has been turning out absolutely stunning value driven wines year-after-year!
As Einstein said: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This seems to be the motto behind Gnekow and his team’s vision when it comes to crafting the Educated Guess line of wines. The 2014 Educated Guess Pinot Noir is comprised of 100% Carneros fruit…hands down some of the best in California for Pinot and at $17.95/bottle (on 6+) an absolute steal! Boasting beautiful bright strawberry and cherry flavors, this wine is balanced and has a delicious finish that lingers on-and-on. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying that this wine is in the same league as Pisoni, Merry Edwards or Rochioli (all high-end pinots) but its DAMN GOOD – no, no, no – it’s DAMN GREAT for the $$$! You don’t have to worry about breaking the bank when you roll this one out for all of your friends, family, neighbors and watch them do a FIVE FINGER or 10 second pour! C’mon…we all have been there!
How Does It Taste?
“This Pinot Noir is truly a labor of love. Handcrafted in every way to insure that the wine has plenty of lush fruit to balance out the bright acidity that Carneros is known for. The Educated Guess Carneros Pinot Noir is deep, rich, and concentrated in color and texture with ripe strawberry, red cherry, and wild berry fruit. Hints of spice and cola with firm tannins in the finish.”