Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

9.0831 ratings
9.190 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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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
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
Valerie Finley

Very focused wine. Deep dark fruit. We decanted it for 30 minutes. Great with our Italian meal!

Very focused wine. Deep dark fruit. We decanted it for 30 minutes. Great with our Italian meal!

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Vintage elevage can vary, but is mostly 6-8 year old French oak barrels, with a small percentage of new French oak. The team at Sasaacaia do not look at Guidalberto as a second wine, specific plots are destined for this wine from the 10-24 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Merlot does not even make it into #Sassicaia. The nose is serious, with pronounced complexity and density, focused and showing varietal nuances. Excellent grip and structure, fleshier fruit notes turn darker with deeper cherry, red raspberry and cassis fruit, sweet blue and violet floral notes. A sweet core of ripe and velvety tannin, while juicy acidity amps up the the fruit presence, while adding freshness and spine. This is a smart buy almost every vintage and 2015 is no exception.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Vintage elevage can vary, but is mostly 6-8 year old French oak barrels, with a small percentage of new French oak. The team at Sasaacaia do not look at Guidalberto as a second wine, specific plots are destined for this wine from the 10-24 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Merlot does not even make it into #Sassicaia. The nose is serious, with pronounced complexity and density, focused and showing varietal nuances. Excellent grip and structure, fleshier fruit notes turn darker with deeper cherry, red raspberry and cassis fruit, sweet blue and violet floral notes. A sweet core of ripe and velvety tannin, while juicy acidity amps up the the fruit presence, while adding freshness and spine. This is a smart buy almost every vintage and 2015 is no exception.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2017