Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.0870 ratings
9.194 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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From the makers of Sassicaia, Deep Ruby with concentrated sweet red & black fruit and floral aromas. The palate of this 60% Cab Sauv 40% Merlot blend shows layers of fruit, cherry, currants and blueberry with cinnamon, cacao and slight earthy notes, a real powerhouse of integrated flavors, best recent vintage I have tasted. Graceful Tannins, approachable, a wine with a solid structure, elegant and smooth. This full-body wine’s finish was long, had a great mouth feel & was enjoyable. Decant! Tasting Sample.

From the makers of Sassicaia, Deep Ruby with concentrated sweet red & black fruit and floral aromas. The palate of this 60% Cab Sauv 40% Merlot blend shows layers of fruit, cherry, currants and blueberry with cinnamon, cacao and slight earthy notes, a real powerhouse of integrated flavors, best recent vintage I have tasted. Graceful Tannins, approachable, a wine with a solid structure, elegant and smooth. This full-body wine’s finish was long, had a great mouth feel & was enjoyable. Decant! Tasting Sample.

Oct 12th, 2018
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The 2015 Guidalberto is a delicious, mid-priced red from Tenuta San Guido. Here, too the style is quite restrained for a wine that in the past has played more on textural richness and volume. At times, Guidalberto was richer and more voluptuous in style than Sassicaia, but the 2015 is done in a style that is more similar to that of its big brother. It remains to be seen if that is a true stylistic shift or simply a reflection of the 2015 vintage. In any event, the 2015 is very pretty. Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, pliant red-toned fruit and mid-weight structure are the signatures. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

The 2015 Guidalberto is a delicious, mid-priced red from Tenuta San Guido. Here, too the style is quite restrained for a wine that in the past has played more on textural richness and volume. At times, Guidalberto was richer and more voluptuous in style than Sassicaia, but the 2015 is done in a style that is more similar to that of its big brother. It remains to be seen if that is a true stylistic shift or simply a reflection of the 2015 vintage. In any event, the 2015 is very pretty. Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, pliant red-toned fruit and mid-weight structure are the signatures. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 12th, 2018
jerod peitsmeyer

easter egg

easter egg

Dec 14th, 2017
Claire Walsh

So delicious! Perfecto w/ fried brains :)

So delicious! Perfecto w/ fried brains :)

Oct 28th, 2017
Silvia Rossi

Loving'it'!!

Loving'it'!!

Sep 16th, 2017
Scott Kahn

This wine was a nice complement to both fish and beef from Peruvian fare. While somewhat young and tannic, the wine is nicely balanced with enough acidity to go extremely well with food. As a standalone I feel that more time in the bottle is required.

This wine was a nice complement to both fish and beef from Peruvian fare. While somewhat young and tannic, the wine is nicely balanced with enough acidity to go extremely well with food. As a standalone I feel that more time in the bottle is required.

2 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
G K

Shows promise, however, as suggested by a previous reviewer, will benefit from time in the bottle.

Shows promise, however, as suggested by a previous reviewer, will benefit from time in the bottle.

2 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2014
Aaron Malik

Prob a touch early but splendid nevertheless

Prob a touch early but splendid nevertheless

2 people found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2014
Henrique Viotti

Sommelier Hakkasan

9.7

2010 Guidalberto

2010 Guidalberto

2 people found it helpfulNov 17th, 2012
Jeff Hasmann

Classic wine from a great vintage. Blend of Cab and Merlot. Blackberry and dark cherry on the nose. Palate is bold and opulent with an underlying finesse that is hard to describe. Flavors of dark cherry, berries, and leather meld together beautifully in perfect balance with smooth tannins. This is very drinkable now with a 2 hour decant. One of the best Guidalberto’s in recent memory. Roast some lamb and enjoy! 2016 vintage on Aug 31, 2018.

Classic wine from a great vintage. Blend of Cab and Merlot. Blackberry and dark cherry on the nose. Palate is bold and opulent with an underlying finesse that is hard to describe. Flavors of dark cherry, berries, and leather meld together beautifully in perfect balance with smooth tannins. This is very drinkable now with a 2 hour decant. One of the best Guidalberto’s in recent memory. Roast some lamb and enjoy! 2016 vintage on Aug 31, 2018.

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2018