Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

9.476 ratings
9.58 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
Mike R
9.7

Oh baby and I don’t mean maybe - winner winner chicken dinner - with the WNH gang on a Sunday night Italian IGT tasting via super Tuscan - this wine became commercially available wine in 1968 and since then it has risen quickly in fame - the 2015 as well as the 2016 are getting ridiculous scores from critics - like Bordeaux first growth scores - 97 plus from all - yes it a baby and as such I double decanted - i have more and I have much older vintages so this was my attempt to see what the hype was

Well the hype is real - patience is rewarded - 4 hour decant and every glass got better - in hour six this was incredible and went from a 9.5 to the 9.7 I gave it - 85% cab with 15% CF - reminds me of a great Bordeaux or great Napa blend like Continuum maybe a 2010 vintage as far as taste but leaves there and goes further - chiseled tannins integrated in a rich supple deep ruby color pushing red blue and black fruits elegantly- this could easily go another 30-40 years - and it will get better - in ten years this is 9.8 or higher - my face is broken from smiling so much!

Oh baby and I don’t mean maybe - winner winner chicken dinner - with the WNH gang on a Sunday night Italian IGT tasting via super Tuscan - this wine became commercially available wine in 1968 and since then it has risen quickly in fame - the 2015 as well as the 2016 are getting ridiculous scores from critics - like Bordeaux first growth scores - 97 plus from all - yes it a baby and as such I double decanted - i have more and I have much older vintages so this was my attempt to see what the hype was

Well the hype is real - patience is rewarded - 4 hour decant and every glass got better - in hour six this was incredible and went from a 9.5 to the 9.7 I gave it - 85% cab with 15% CF - reminds me of a great Bordeaux or great Napa blend like Continuum maybe a 2010 vintage as far as taste but leaves there and goes further - chiseled tannins integrated in a rich supple deep ruby color pushing red blue and black fruits elegantly- this could easily go another 30-40 years - and it will get better - in ten years this is 9.8 or higher - my face is broken from smiling so much!

Jun 30th, 2020
Matt Nason

85 cab 15 cab franc. Word.

85 cab 15 cab franc. Word.

Feb 8th, 2019
Kelley Rochna

#1 top Wine Spectator!

#1 top Wine Spectator!

Dec 19th, 2018
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% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful fruit & spice aromas. Berry fruit flavors with spice, leather and cacao, powerhouse. Fine tannins allows current enjoyment. Lingering, silky smooth ending with slight earthy coffee character. Question how well the ‘15 will age? It’s great, but $200, I’ll pass. Tasting Sample.

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% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful fruit & spice aromas. Berry fruit flavors with spice, leather and cacao, powerhouse. Fine tannins allows current enjoyment. Lingering, silky smooth ending with slight earthy coffee character. Question how well the ‘15 will age? It’s great, but $200, I’ll pass. Tasting Sample.

Oct 21st, 2018
Fraser McKinley

This was tremendously good. There’s been tasty bottles of Sassicaia over the years but I don’t recall any as good as this - 2015

This was tremendously good. There’s been tasty bottles of Sassicaia over the years but I don’t recall any as good as this - 2015

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2019
Michael P. Rooney

Happy 20th Anniversary to my beautiful wife!

Happy 20th Anniversary to my beautiful wife!

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2018
Logan Edwards

It just gets better and better. Best to enjoy with your old man over a couple hours.

It just gets better and better. Best to enjoy with your old man over a couple hours.

Sep 23rd, 2020
Dmitry Muzychak

Выпито 16.05.2020 в итальянском ресторане Langolo с А. А. . Сегодня особенный день - 30 лет Анне Дмитриевне. Я очень люблю свою старшую дочь. Она большая умница и труженица. 😍

Выпито 16.05.2020 в итальянском ресторане Langolo с А. А. . Сегодня особенный день - 30 лет Анне Дмитриевне. Я очень люблю свою старшую дочь. Она большая умница и труженица. 😍

May 16th, 2020
Dmitry Muzychak

Выпито 27.03.20 в Место про еду с Милановичем. Достойная Sassicaia 2015 года. Вино задавило ужин. Очень бархатное и нежное. Мое. Не зря положил ящик на закладку. Боюсь, не долежит.

Выпито 27.03.20 в Место про еду с Милановичем. Достойная Sassicaia 2015 года. Вино задавило ужин. Очень бархатное и нежное. Мое. Не зря положил ящик на закладку. Боюсь, не долежит.

Mar 27th, 2020
Kyle Miller

2015 yielded a rich bottling. Dark ripe fruit, mint luscious tannins.

2015 yielded a rich bottling. Dark ripe fruit, mint luscious tannins.

Oct 15th, 2019