Staff Pick

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

Here’s to 2019... watchu got?

9.4

DLynn Proctor Delectable Pro

Penfolds Ambassador

Sass in a storm

Sass in a storm

9.4

Sara Beer Delectable Pro

Very pretty and in balance, floral and earth, some tannin, lovely texture, red fruited

Very pretty and in balance, floral and earth, some tannin, lovely texture, red fruited

9.0

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Lovely high-toned, light red fruit. Restrained.

Lovely high-toned, light red fruit. Restrained.

9.2

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

So. Much. Potential. Can't wait to try this again in 10 years. The corners of my palate are singing Christmas carols right now. It's got some red berries and some earthy notes. Not overly structured actually, but could use some time to soften the edges anyway. Definitely a well-made wine with plenty of attitude.

So. Much. Potential. Can't wait to try this again in 10 years. The corners of my palate are singing Christmas carols right now. It's got some red berries and some earthy notes. Not overly structured actually, but could use some time to soften the edges anyway. Definitely a well-made wine with plenty of attitude.

9.5

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc A little closed up, but that's to be expected from such a young wine built for aging. Air helps to unfold the layers buried within. While 2014 was a cooler year, the weather played well to the style of Sassicaia as its target is 12.5-13% abv every vintage, so the conditions here were less of an issue. The acidity and density are here to last for some time, probably more than you think and should go the distance just fine. Elegant, yet powerful, with pure red currants and cassis, a touch of bright blueberry fruit, with a savory and spicy edge from the Cabernet Franc, then graphite and lavender florals appear, this is a beautiful young and fresh Sassicaia. Rocks and stone on the nose hint at minerality. Elegant and persistent on the medium+ palate, gorgeously pure and distinct with firm medium+ grain tannin. A long, dense, tightly wound finish that is fresh and persistent, entirely to young but with loads of potential.

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc A little closed up, but that's to be expected from such a young wine built for aging. Air helps to unfold the layers buried within. While 2014 was a cooler year, the weather played well to the style of Sassicaia as its target is 12.5-13% abv every vintage, so the conditions here were less of an issue. The acidity and density are here to last for some time, probably more than you think and should go the distance just fine. Elegant, yet powerful, with pure red currants and cassis, a touch of bright blueberry fruit, with a savory and spicy edge from the Cabernet Franc, then graphite and lavender florals appear, this is a beautiful young and fresh Sassicaia. Rocks and stone on the nose hint at minerality. Elegant and persistent on the medium+ palate, gorgeously pure and distinct with firm medium+ grain tannin. A long, dense, tightly wound finish that is fresh and persistent, entirely to young but with loads of potential.

9.4

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Bright red. Great lift and length. Only good things to come.

Bright red. Great lift and length. Only good things to come.

9.4

Aaron Tan

Sassicaia has never been to my liking, but it's probably because I've never drank it with enough age (the 06' which I had a couple of years ago was perhaps the oldest bottle). Nevertheless, it has always been a solid wine in my books and the 14' delivers in this vein. Quite red fruited on the nose, but it's all about blackcurrants on the palate, oak vanillin stood out for me here, green tones - sage and menthol comes to mind, quite silky texture. Air brought out some earthy salinity and some subtle spice notes - cinammon, anise. It's still a fruit bomb for me at this moment, but I think that's partly our fault for not giving it enough aeration. Another bottle that was popped, poured, and blinded. Didn't do too well here - thought it was a Merlot with the red berry and plum notes, and it didn't quite sport the Cab pyrazine. Somehow thought it might have been New World. In hindsight, not sure why. 85% Cab Sauv, rest Cab Franc. Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts. 11-15 days' vatting (longer than usual). Aged 24 months in French oak barriques (40% new).

Sassicaia has never been to my liking, but it's probably because I've never drank it with enough age (the 06' which I had a couple of years ago was perhaps the oldest bottle). Nevertheless, it has always been a solid wine in my books and the 14' delivers in this vein. Quite red fruited on the nose, but it's all about blackcurrants on the palate, oak vanillin stood out for me here, green tones - sage and menthol comes to mind, quite silky texture. Air brought out some earthy salinity and some subtle spice notes - cinammon, anise. It's still a fruit bomb for me at this moment, but I think that's partly our fault for not giving it enough aeration. Another bottle that was popped, poured, and blinded. Didn't do too well here - thought it was a Merlot with the red berry and plum notes, and it didn't quite sport the Cab pyrazine. Somehow thought it might have been New World. In hindsight, not sure why. 85% Cab Sauv, rest Cab Franc. Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts. 11-15 days' vatting (longer than usual). Aged 24 months in French oak barriques (40% new).

9.1

Anthony Pro

But on Thursday... make sure you are thirsty.

But on Thursday... make sure you are thirsty.

9.4

Brenda Reyes

Vincents$275

Vincents$275

9.4

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