Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.523 ratings
9.63 pro ratings
Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Jeff D.

Work wine...

Work wine...

Mar 16th, 2020
Joe D'Angelo

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2019
Stuart Scheff

This is what I’m talking about. Still a baby but jumping out of the glass with cherry, pomegranate juice and fun.

This is what I’m talking about. Still a baby but jumping out of the glass with cherry, pomegranate juice and fun.

Jan 31st, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Paul y adv

Paul y adv

Jan 25th, 2020
Daacat Daacat

Wow

Nov 9th, 2019
Brenda Reyes

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

Sep 2nd, 2019
Alan Viader

Super bright red cherry, sour cherry fruit profile. Intense on the acidity. A bit too far perhaps? Nice richness and weight but the fruit wasn’t balanced. Honestly a bit underwhelmed since this is a 100 pointer! A nice wine but not my idea of “perfection”, at least not right now...maybe in a few years it will mature and evolve more?

Super bright red cherry, sour cherry fruit profile. Intense on the acidity. A bit too far perhaps? Nice richness and weight but the fruit wasn’t balanced. Honestly a bit underwhelmed since this is a 100 pointer! A nice wine but not my idea of “perfection”, at least not right now...maybe in a few years it will mature and evolve more?

Aug 16th, 2019
Jwa-Min Nam

Incredible nose, detailed structure and nearly perfect balance with enormous potential.

Incredible nose, detailed structure and nearly perfect balance with enormous potential.

Aug 8th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Let the Decant begin,
Parker/Lisa 💯
90 minutes so far, it’s starting to open up,
This will knock your socks off in 8-10 years,

Let the Decant begin,
Parker/Lisa 💯
90 minutes so far, it’s starting to open up,
This will knock your socks off in 8-10 years,

Jun 17th, 2019
Janice in Livermore

Dinner at Rusty’s Chop House.

Dinner at Rusty’s Chop House.

Jun 9th, 2019