Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess

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Macario Montoya delivers the QPR: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess

#1 Post by Nate Simon » August 23rd, 2019, 7:23 pm

A lot of you already know Macario from his Campesino wines. He's also the winemaker for Roots Run Deep (which he began relatively recently, I believe). This one is a QPR winner, well-made and balanced. Just hit the shelves, and I do think it could sit for some short-term aging. Check it out! I got it for around $23 IIRC.
  • 2017 Roots Run Deep Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess - USA, California, North Coast (8/23/2019)
    P&P. Actually benefits from some air time. A nice foundation of slightly dusty red fruits, very soft tannins. Some attractive varietal characteristics. The whole package is nicely in balance, with no component being overbearing. A very good buy, likely could improve with short-term age.
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#2 Post by Brian Tuite » August 23rd, 2019, 8:57 pm

Macario has been there over a year now. Does a great job with everything he touches.
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#3 Post by Glen Gold » August 23rd, 2019, 10:15 pm

I love Campesino. I'll check this out.
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#4 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » August 24th, 2019, 5:10 am

This is my frequent go-to wine-by-the-glass at many bars and restaurants.

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#5 Post by Albert R » August 24th, 2019, 12:49 pm

I have not had many but they have been hits and misses over the past few vintages. I will have try the 2017 as I enjoy Macario’s Campesino.
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#6 Post by Macario Montoya » August 26th, 2019, 12:16 pm

Thanks for the support Nate. If your ever in Napa, shoot me a pm. We have some smaller lots for Educated Guess that I have been working on and would love to share them..
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#7 Post by Todd F r e n c h » August 26th, 2019, 12:19 pm

I've been a fan of Macario's for years, and have enjoyed Educated Guess many times as one of VERY few 'values' for my cab-loving wife...yet I never know Macario made it, which is why I immediately put it back on my shopping list!
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