Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.43255 ratings
9.3564 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
Top Notes For
Paul Masson

Sassicaia came through in a big way, entering its maturity, complex but remarkably pure and balanced. Biserno is a monster, big potential but should be revisited in ten or more years

Sassicaia came through in a big way, entering its maturity, complex but remarkably pure and balanced. Biserno is a monster, big potential but should be revisited in ten or more years

Oct 2nd, 2021
LM Segal

Not really fair to rate this now, so damned primary. Dark cassis and coarse cocoa, dark red fruit. Even after an hour not totally sorted but the quality burst through at the back of the palate where it lingered for >a minute. Would love to see this in 10 years.

Not really fair to rate this now, so damned primary. Dark cassis and coarse cocoa, dark red fruit. Even after an hour not totally sorted but the quality burst through at the back of the palate where it lingered for >a minute. Would love to see this in 10 years.

Sep 23rd, 2021
Tom Kobylarz

At first this was thin and lacking some depth, but over a few hours it arrived in a very nice place putting on weight, depth and deepening nuances of dried red fruits, spice and pyrazine notes. Length is a little short but overall in a good spot and likely having peaked so drink up.

At first this was thin and lacking some depth, but over a few hours it arrived in a very nice place putting on weight, depth and deepening nuances of dried red fruits, spice and pyrazine notes. Length is a little short but overall in a good spot and likely having peaked so drink up.

Sep 5th, 2021
George Chen

Typical of wine media to poopoo in vintage notes. Often what deemed off years turns out aging better than most expect! Here’s the real hidden value in wine!

Typical of wine media to poopoo in vintage notes. Often what deemed off years turns out aging better than most expect! Here’s the real hidden value in wine!

Jul 5th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

From San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". Blend of 85% Cab Sauv & 15% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich black fruits & complex spice aromas. On the palate ripe blackberry, cherry and sweet currants with flavors of cedar, vanilla spice, leather, bits of tar and cacao, a powerhouse. Fine soft tannins. silky smooth ending with slight earthy espresso and mineral character. Tastes great now and has room to continue aging! Outstanding!!

From San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello, Sassicaia, "the place of many stones". Blend of 85% Cab Sauv & 15% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of rich black fruits & complex spice aromas. On the palate ripe blackberry, cherry and sweet currants with flavors of cedar, vanilla spice, leather, bits of tar and cacao, a powerhouse. Fine soft tannins. silky smooth ending with slight earthy espresso and mineral character. Tastes great now and has room to continue aging! Outstanding!!

Apr 24th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.5

Wow. Brewed coffee. Plums and luxardo cherry. Old but a rare treat. So alive. Almost 45 years young.

Wow. Brewed coffee. Plums and luxardo cherry. Old but a rare treat. So alive. Almost 45 years young.

Apr 7th, 2021
Bob McDonald

A library photo used for the 5th wine at the Downs Club Super Tuscan Dinner. We had the 2017 - no detailed notes but unsurprisingly the WOTN. Beautiful perfume showing Roses and Cigar box - could be picked as Bordeaux in a blind tasting. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc. A medium to full bodied palate.

A library photo used for the 5th wine at the Downs Club Super Tuscan Dinner. We had the 2017 - no detailed notes but unsurprisingly the WOTN. Beautiful perfume showing Roses and Cigar box - could be picked as Bordeaux in a blind tasting. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc. A medium to full bodied palate.

Mar 20th, 2021
Steven Gullo

Fantastic. Decanted 1 hour. Showing plenty of cigar box, leather interwoven with oak spice. Solid core of black fruits. Will continue to evolve at least another decade.

Fantastic. Decanted 1 hour. Showing plenty of cigar box, leather interwoven with oak spice. Solid core of black fruits. Will continue to evolve at least another decade.

Mar 20th, 2021
Daron Watson

what a phenomenal job the crew did with what Mother Nature threw them ~ this is an elegant & approachable example of Sassicaia ~ upon pulling the cork Mediterranean scrub & herbs fill the nose and flavors of red licorice and Razzles pop on the palate ~ in time the red fruits become less candied and the the scrub & herbs, along w tobacco leaf & hints of gravel, finish the flavor ~ though a samurai sword of acidity slices through!

If you’re looking for breadth this doesn’t have it ~ but what is there is focused and sings!

what a phenomenal job the crew did with what Mother Nature threw them ~ this is an elegant & approachable example of Sassicaia ~ upon pulling the cork Mediterranean scrub & herbs fill the nose and flavors of red licorice and Razzles pop on the palate ~ in time the red fruits become less candied and the the scrub & herbs, along w tobacco leaf & hints of gravel, finish the flavor ~ though a samurai sword of acidity slices through!

If you’re looking for breadth this doesn’t have it ~ but what is there is focused and sings!

Feb 11th, 2021
Conrad Green

Cherry, plum, deep rich fruit. Very pretty, broad and rich. Gorgeous

Cherry, plum, deep rich fruit. Very pretty, broad and rich. Gorgeous

Feb 6th, 2021