2003 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia
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The legacy of Sassicaia begins in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many...
International Wine CellarDark ruby-red. Appealing smoky, minerally aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant and plum, with a hint of truffle. Quite suave on entry, then smooth and fine-grained, with good mineral lift to the decidedly sweet red fruit flavors. This broad, rich and supple wine boasts tremendous length and silky-sweet tannins. A great Sassicaia that falls roughly between the '88 and the '85 in style at the similar stage of development, although I'm not sure the new vintage will attain the heights reached by those ...
Wine & Spirits
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rHad with jeremy in Boston 2009 with wild mushroom lasagna. Very good.
Roberto Lottini85 % cabernet souvignon<br/>15 % cabernet franc
Fellow Drync'rGift from Marchese when we visit the winery