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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri
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Wine Details

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) 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...

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  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09 The cabernet franc (15 percent) here seems to wrap the cassis and black cherry richness of cabernet sauvignon with the spiciness of fresh red peppercorns. Savory and bound for several hours, this becomes silky and elegant with air, the rich fruit supported by firm, earthy tannins. Deep and impressively structured, this is suited for a decade or more in the cellar.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator