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140 Ratings
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

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 Spectator
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Spectator
    (1970 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/96
  • Wine Advocate
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01