Yep, all of that…vintage 2019, beyond nice Barbera D’ Asti…among the best of the offerings from notable Italian - Piedmont - producer…Marchesi Della Rocchetta, probably a measly few hundred years history as are many Italian producers. Previously rated highly, virtually unchanged from vintage to vintage, an excellent everyday vino for the Everyday Club. Balance, balance, full-flavor… — 3 months ago
Not much of a nose, but a bit fruity but kit strong. The flavor is bold cherry and hibiscus, with raspberry and ripe red fruits and high acidity. — 2 years ago
Just lovely — 4 years ago
Loved this rose Will buy again — 4 years ago
If Sassicia is 💯 points for 2016 you had to figure their other wine was good as well, give it another 5-10 years without any issues. 2016 was a great year over-there. This at $45 or 2016 Sassicaia at $400.00 if you didn’t buy at $175.00 early
Wine Advocate 94+ review as follows,
This wine is showing exceptionally well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller percentage of Merlot) opens to a full and generous bouquet and a beautifully rich and velvety appearance. This edition of Tenuta San Guido's mid-level wine offers a bigger aromatic profile, more texture and more volume as well. Dark cherry and blackberry segue to spice, tar, leather and sweet fruit at the end. The mouthfeel is elegantly shaped, silky and nuanced. This may well be the best vintage of Guidalberto I have yet to taste—and you can get this wine at a great price too.
Just south of Livorno, Tuscany, lies the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, and the Tenuta San Guido estate, where Sassicia is produced. The estate was originally owned by Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta, and has been managed since WWII by his son, Niccolo. A true pioneer in the Italian wine industry, his experimenting with the introduction of non-native varieties to Italy, resulted in the world-famous Sassicaia. In Italian, Sassicaia means "the place of many stones" and is used as the proprietary name for the estate's Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The vines of the Sassicaia vineyard were originally planted with cuttings from the prestigious Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. The wines of Sassicaia were so instrumental in creating the "Super-Tuscan" sensation that 1994, the Italian government granted Sassicaia its own DOC status in a sub-zone of the Bolgheri DOC. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, and the wines are then aged in French oak barrique for 18 to 24 months prior to release. Sassicaia produces a second label called Guidalberto and recently released a third wine, Le Difese, that is virtually unavailable in the U.S.
— 5 months ago
Love this unique wine! Tea leaves, peppercorn, and current on the nose. Prickly up front and tannic with bitterness that's rare to fine in a wine. The bitterness is ultimately smoothed out by light acidity. Bright, cherry red color. Would definitely buy again and share with others! — 4 years ago
Smooth, low tannin, fruit. Buy again. — 9 months ago
Great value, and wonderful pasta wine. The balance of acidity, ripe fruit and depth was great for our Pommodoro sauce. — 2 years ago
One of the most amazing Pinot Noirs I've had in a long time. Bodega Chacra, an exciting venture by Piero Incisa della Rocchetta - grandson of Tenuta San Guido's (Sassicaia) founder- focused on Pinot Noir. This wine comes from biodynamically farmed 60 year-old vines in the Rio Negro Valley of Patagonia, and as its name suggests, there is no added sulphur (sin azufre). Clean, precise, pure, nothing funky in it. Vibrant, amazing 🍒 — 3 years ago
Loved this rose. Will buy again — 4 years ago