Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2013

$259

In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a fundamental wine to appease the then aristocratic taste of Bordeaux wines. A wine produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, however was a great change to the Tuscan and Piedmont tradition of Sangiovese and Nebbiolo but the decision to plant the variety came from the similarity that he notes between the Tuscan terroir and Graves in Bordeaux. The wine was initially not received well but gradually by 1968-Sassicaia's first commercial release- the wine received high acclaim and was worthy of a Bordeaux Premier Cru.

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Ratings on Delectable

Brad Hemmer Delectable Pro

Black cherry, light spice, so smooth!

Black cherry, light spice, so smooth!

9.7

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Very classy yet pent up. Drinks pretty good now, but was opened way in advance of tasting. Reminded me of Heitz Martha's Vineyard a bit. Blackberries, medicinal herb, lavender, and fine tannins.

Very classy yet pent up. Drinks pretty good now, but was opened way in advance of tasting. Reminded me of Heitz Martha's Vineyard a bit. Blackberries, medicinal herb, lavender, and fine tannins.

9.5

Michael Atzei

Mit Don zu Weihnachten

Mit Don zu Weihnachten

9.4

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Imagine ripe blackberries bleeding into the wet ground - very earthy. One of my favorites

Imagine ripe blackberries bleeding into the wet ground - very earthy. One of my favorites

9.5

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Going vertical w/ '13. It's been a night of mid-9's. Terroir is everything in this bottle - earthy, well balanced with great structure.

Going vertical w/ '13. It's been a night of mid-9's. Terroir is everything in this bottle - earthy, well balanced with great structure.

9.4

Scott Taddeo Delectable Pro

What an iconic wine. One could even say it was the catalyst in changing the Italian wine scene. Unfortunately I don't think this wine was showing its best today so a little bit hard to rate but none the less... Blackcurrant, raspberry, raspberry leaf, herbaceous and a smidge of oak. Impressively structured wine as one would expect, but wasn't forbidding.

What an iconic wine. One could even say it was the catalyst in changing the Italian wine scene. Unfortunately I don't think this wine was showing its best today so a little bit hard to rate but none the less... Blackcurrant, raspberry, raspberry leaf, herbaceous and a smidge of oak. Impressively structured wine as one would expect, but wasn't forbidding.

9.1

Alberto Cdm Delectable Pro

Tappo...

Tappo...

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

Wow ~ loads of primary juicy and candy like fruits

Wow ~ loads of primary juicy and candy like fruits

Bob Pratt

A slightly late Thanksgiving dinner in Shanghai on Sunday evening. A full house so why not a Jerobaum of Sassacaia to celebrate with a crowd. 2013 vintage. Elegant and polished but still young, I suspect this would have improved over the years ahead. Not so deep noted as some other years- red fruits, currant, young cherries. Awesome aroma. The crowd loved it.

A slightly late Thanksgiving dinner in Shanghai on Sunday evening. A full house so why not a Jerobaum of Sassacaia to celebrate with a crowd. 2013 vintage. Elegant and polished but still young, I suspect this would have improved over the years ahead. Not so deep noted as some other years- red fruits, currant, young cherries. Awesome aroma. The crowd loved it.

9.3

Doug Coughlan

Happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday!!!

9.3

Location

  • 1 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 10am-7pm
    Saturday: 11am-7pm
    Sunday: Closed

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