Ultra-Premium Napa Valley Cabernet from Industry Veterans

August 29, 2012 – Sonoma, CA— Roots Run Deep Winery, the team behind Educated Guess, is launching Hypothesis, an exciting new ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Made with 100% Napa Valley fruit, the blend is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.

Winemaker Barry Gnekow, known for his work with Klinker Brick, 7 Deadly Zins, Hahn and Educated Guess, made Hypothesis utilizing a pre-fermentation process called flash détente to create a wine with increased color and flavor extraction. Developed in France, flash extraction has been used in Europe, South America and Australia for more than a decade, but in California only since 2009. One hundred percent of the fruit goes through flash détente, is then barrel fermented and then spends 12 months in French Oak barrels to create a wine that has incredible structure, depth of fruit and amazing oak integration.

Vintage Point, the Sonoma-based sales and marketing firm that represents Roots Run Deep Winery and Educated Guess, has been brought on to launch Hypothesis to a national audience. "Hypothesis is an outstanding reserve-style wine and an incredible value at $40,” said David Biggar, President of Vintage Point. “The wine is forward and rich and Cabernet consumers will love it. Flash détente, a relatively new process in the United States, represents an innovation in winemaking whose time has come.”
Hypothesis will start shipping in September. The wine will retail for $40.00.

About Roots Run Deep Winery
Roots Run Deep Winery was founded in 2005 with the promise of producing unparalleled wine from the Napa Valley at prices everyone can afford. Grapes grown by the best producers in Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena wine districts go into making the wines superb in quality and unmatched in value. Proprietor Mark

Albrecht is a 20 year veteran in the wine industry and has been involved in all aspects of the industry from restaurant to retail, and wholesaler to supplier. His philosophy, along with that of winemaker Barry Gnekow, is that truly great wines can be truly affordable.

About Vintage Point
Formed in March 2006, Vintage Point offers a full range of winery services and a national sales and marketing team that specialize in channel management, placing luxury wines in the optimal retail and restaurant outlets. Vintage Point’s domestic and international clients include Jayson Woodbridge’s Cherry Pie, Hundred Acre and Layer Cake, as well as Educated Guess, Garnet Vineyards, Gary Farrell Winery, Goose Ridge Vineyards, Moone-Tsai, Luna Vineyards, BR Cohn and Hidden Ridge, among others. Vintage Point Partners David Biggar, President, and Tom Peterson, Chief Operating Officer, emphasize that “Partners in Wine” signifies not only their own partnership, but the many partnerships they have formed with the luxury wine trade.

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