Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.4178 ratings
9.419 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
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% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc. Aromas of black fruits & complex spice aromas. On the palate ripe black fruits, with flavors of cedar, vanilla spice, leather and cacao, a powerhouse. Fine soft tannins. silky smooth ending with slight earthy espresso character. Tastes great and has room to continue aging!

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% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc. Aromas of black fruits & complex spice aromas. On the palate ripe black fruits, with flavors of cedar, vanilla spice, leather and cacao, a powerhouse. Fine soft tannins. silky smooth ending with slight earthy espresso character. Tastes great and has room to continue aging!

Jun 30th, 2020
Conrad Green

A rich, ripe nose with minty edges, dark blackcurrant fruit. Really zesty and lush with wood still quite prominent. Very pure and deep and long. Very good

A rich, ripe nose with minty edges, dark blackcurrant fruit. Really zesty and lush with wood still quite prominent. Very pure and deep and long. Very good

Oct 6th, 2019
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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2007

Vintage 2007

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very deep and intense fruit. Spicy plum and a minty intensity. Smooth and long

Very deep and intense fruit. Spicy plum and a minty intensity. Smooth and long

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2019
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.3

Needs more time, but it is destined for greatness.

Needs more time, but it is destined for greatness.

Nov 23rd, 2016
Andrés Solís Lira

It is indeed an impeccably made wine. A top example of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is intricate and complex, it is a wine that is imposing and provoking. It is though, not the type of wine that I would drink, but that it is just my personal problem, isn't it? #sassicaia #supertuscan #bolgheri

It is indeed an impeccably made wine. A top example of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is intricate and complex, it is a wine that is imposing and provoking. It is though, not the type of wine that I would drink, but that it is just my personal problem, isn't it? #sassicaia #supertuscan #bolgheri

Jul 22nd, 2015
Sommelara

So far the best Italian wine l ever tasted!

So far the best Italian wine l ever tasted!

Nov 10th, 2013
Evilroy Slade

Good but overpriced

Good but overpriced

Mar 10th, 2020