Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.42713 ratings
9.3474 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Another in the running for WOTN. Maple and rich! Cherry and vanilla tobacco on the nose with herbal spice and a strawberry tart finish. Young and acidic! There is a very underripe red fruit dominant profile here. Crazy how young it tastes for 23yrs old. Bravo
@Shawn R !

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Another in the running for WOTN. Maple and rich! Cherry and vanilla tobacco on the nose with herbal spice and a strawberry tart finish. Young and acidic! There is a very underripe red fruit dominant profile here. Crazy how young it tastes for 23yrs old. Bravo
@Shawn R !

Nov 9th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Began in 1944, Mario Incisa acquired Cab Sauv & Franc vine cuttings, planted them on San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful fruit & spice aromas. Berry fruit flavors with spice, leather and cacao, powerhouse. Fine tannins allows current enjoyment. Lingering, silky smooth ending with slight earthy coffee character. Question how well the ‘15 will age? It’s great, but $200, I’ll pass. Tasting Sample.

Began in 1944, Mario Incisa acquired Cab Sauv & Franc vine cuttings, planted them on San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful fruit & spice aromas. Berry fruit flavors with spice, leather and cacao, powerhouse. Fine tannins allows current enjoyment. Lingering, silky smooth ending with slight earthy coffee character. Question how well the ‘15 will age? It’s great, but $200, I’ll pass. Tasting Sample.

Oct 21st, 2018
Adam Crane

Still young. Showing elegance of vintage. Hasn’t reached maturity in fruit.

Still young. Showing elegance of vintage. Hasn’t reached maturity in fruit.

Oct 13th, 2018
Joakim Andersson

Super polished! Very nicely balanced bouquet of aromas from the start. Fells complete. Elegant. I can't really pinpoint the components here so sorry for the bland note but it's a damn fine wine at least. Black currants! That's something specific at least.

Super polished! Very nicely balanced bouquet of aromas from the start. Fells complete. Elegant. I can't really pinpoint the components here so sorry for the bland note but it's a damn fine wine at least. Black currants! That's something specific at least.

Oct 5th, 2018
Conrad Green

One of the most polished sassicaia I’ve had... silky, glossy and complete, mocha, cinnamon, dark deep fruit, leather, plum. Wonderfully complex with noticeable oak but all seamless. Not too hot- still tangy and bright.

One of the most polished sassicaia I’ve had... silky, glossy and complete, mocha, cinnamon, dark deep fruit, leather, plum. Wonderfully complex with noticeable oak but all seamless. Not too hot- still tangy and bright.

Oct 1st, 2018
Alberto Cdm

3 L!!

3 L!!

Sep 27th, 2018
Conrad Green

Dark rich fruit with mocha and plummy deep stuff with mint and pepper. Velvety and long. Delicious.

Dark rich fruit with mocha and plummy deep stuff with mint and pepper. Velvety and long. Delicious.

Sep 9th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Likely just beginning to show, powerful but also finessed, dried red roses, cherries, currants, tobacco, leather, cigar box and spices with silky tannins.

Likely just beginning to show, powerful but also finessed, dried red roses, cherries, currants, tobacco, leather, cigar box and spices with silky tannins.

Sep 9th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Courtesy of the handsome and ever-generous @Scott DeBenedett. This wine was similarly a totally smooth operator, sweet red and blue fruit tempered by savory earth, leather and tobacco. Elegant wine.

Courtesy of the handsome and ever-generous @Scott DeBenedett. This wine was similarly a totally smooth operator, sweet red and blue fruit tempered by savory earth, leather and tobacco. Elegant wine.

Aug 31st, 2018