Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.01017 ratings
9.1108 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. This was a major departure from the Baudana enjoyed just before. The nose was more fruit forward with black currants in front of dried leaf tobacco, leather and cocoa notes. On the palate, this is pretty luxurious and round with luscious fruit. Very easy to drink and very well made. My only frustration is that it comes across as a wine that could sort have come from just about anywhere. But it’s undeniably good.

Popped and poured. This was a major departure from the Baudana enjoyed just before. The nose was more fruit forward with black currants in front of dried leaf tobacco, leather and cocoa notes. On the palate, this is pretty luxurious and round with luscious fruit. Very easy to drink and very well made. My only frustration is that it comes across as a wine that could sort have come from just about anywhere. But it’s undeniably good.

Jul 21st, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.1

#bolgheri #italy #italia #toscana #bordeauxblend

#bolgheri #italy #italia #toscana #bordeauxblend

Jun 26th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Nice, lively Cabernet-based wine. Aromatic. Savory. Cherry juice. Pretty

Nice, lively Cabernet-based wine. Aromatic. Savory. Cherry juice. Pretty

Jun 20th, 2020
Jay Kline

On the pop and pour this was a bit disjointed and really not all that interesting. After several hours of air, the wine began to show better with bright red fruits over dark fruits with some soft tobacco notes and earth. Soft tannins with a good spine of acidity. Cork back in the neck and revisited a few days later. The remainder on Day 3 was still quite good and more open, but nothing particularly extraordinary. Having never had Sassicaia, I cannot compare but even at its relatively modest price, I can’t say that this version of Guidalberto represents a good QPR...not that it really matters to some. Maybe I’m being a touch harsh. It’s a fine enough wine made in a style that I can absolutely appreciate (not overdone); I guess I was just wanting more than it could give. Perhaps the problem is me 😅

On the pop and pour this was a bit disjointed and really not all that interesting. After several hours of air, the wine began to show better with bright red fruits over dark fruits with some soft tobacco notes and earth. Soft tannins with a good spine of acidity. Cork back in the neck and revisited a few days later. The remainder on Day 3 was still quite good and more open, but nothing particularly extraordinary. Having never had Sassicaia, I cannot compare but even at its relatively modest price, I can’t say that this version of Guidalberto represents a good QPR...not that it really matters to some. Maybe I’m being a touch harsh. It’s a fine enough wine made in a style that I can absolutely appreciate (not overdone); I guess I was just wanting more than it could give. Perhaps the problem is me 😅

Mar 3rd, 2020
Eric

A favorite second of Tenuta San Guido.

A favorite second of Tenuta San Guido.

Dec 8th, 2019
Eric

A delicious wine. Supple tannins, deep garnet color, distinctive notes of lavender, blackberry pepper, leather and raspberry. Drinking well as a young wine. Cheers!

A delicious wine. Supple tannins, deep garnet color, distinctive notes of lavender, blackberry pepper, leather and raspberry. Drinking well as a young wine. Cheers!

Sep 19th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Wonderful little baby Sassicaia. Drinking really well. Nice fruit and balanced tannins.

Wonderful little baby Sassicaia. Drinking really well. Nice fruit and balanced tannins.

Sep 8th, 2019
Bassel Sommelier

Lovely lucid structure with soft tannins that open up with time. A bouquet of delicate scents that goes along with any dish!

Lovely lucid structure with soft tannins that open up with time. A bouquet of delicate scents that goes along with any dish!

Jul 7th, 2019
Fredrik Finn

Youthful but already pleasurable. Very good quality with potential of being outstanding. Developing, but yet a bit mute complexity, pronounced intensity in a balanced and long finish.

Youthful but already pleasurable. Very good quality with potential of being outstanding. Developing, but yet a bit mute complexity, pronounced intensity in a balanced and long finish.

Dec 29th, 2018
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9.0

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