Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2008

$279

This is the best young Sassicaia in years. It's the new 1988, which was great, and sometimes better than the legendary 1985. What incredible aromas here with blueberries, spices, licorice, plums. Graphite too. Subtle and complex. Full and silky with a beautiful texture of fine tannins and an ultra-fine finish. So beautiful now...Owner Niccolo Incisa della Rocchetta says that Sassicaia is always great in years that end with eight: 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008. James Suckling <center><div style="color: #0d739d; font-size:14px;"><strong>"A powerhouse Sassicaia along the lines of the legendary 1988 and 1997 vintages. The price seems very low in light of this." - Dave Sokolin</strong></div><img src="../images/shell/bottomfade.jpg"/></center>

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Ratings on Delectable

Jason Li Delectable Pro

Amazing Bordeaux blend. Finesse, floral and complex. What a wine!

Amazing Bordeaux blend. Finesse, floral and complex. What a wine!

9.6

Larry Scheinfeld

Perfect July 4 th Italian wine

Perfect July 4 th Italian wine

9.5

Erik Ackerman Delectable Pro

2008 vintage from magnum format tonight. #epic

2008 vintage from magnum format tonight. #epic

9.8

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Lovin this wine. Great depth, mouth feel, and balance.

Lovin this wine. Great depth, mouth feel, and balance.

9.5

Julia Weinberg Delectable Pro

Don't judge, babies are damn delicious. #ledeotbn

Don't judge, babies are damn delicious. #ledeotbn

9.4

Marika Reuling Delectable Pro

Vintner/Partner Reuling Vineyard

Making Monday a Fun Day!!

Making Monday a Fun Day!!

9.7

Fabio Dore Delectable Pro

Second favorite!!

Second favorite!!

8.9

Scott Kahn

This was a remarkably delightful wine with the expected complexity but surprisingly soft and balanced for Sassicaia. Black and red fruits are nicely expressed. Tannins are in check. Enjoy this vintage now!

This was a remarkably delightful wine with the expected complexity but surprisingly soft and balanced for Sassicaia. Black and red fruits are nicely expressed. Tannins are in check. Enjoy this vintage now!

9.5

Bruce Leboff

Big and bold. Huge wine with lots of tannins and structure took 90 minutes to soften and reigns iur the sharp edges. Years to go on this one.

Big and bold. Huge wine with lots of tannins and structure took 90 minutes to soften and reigns iur the sharp edges. Years to go on this one.

9.3

Bruce Leboff

Notes of cedar and a hint of clove on the nose. Big and bold - with a big backbone - lots of tannins but well balanced and a super long finish. Lovely wine. Opens for 2 hours prior to imbibing Years and years left to go on this big gun. . #sassicaia

Notes of cedar and a hint of clove on the nose. Big and bold - with a big backbone - lots of tannins but well balanced and a super long finish. Lovely wine. Opens for 2 hours prior to imbibing Years and years left to go on this big gun. . #sassicaia

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.