Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

$37.95

...the 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia is distinguished by the dark and saturated nature of its appearance. That deep, black-purple color is shared by many of the best wines of this warm vintage...bright and immediate blackberry and pungent blueberry primary aromas... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Jay Kline Delectable Pro

On the pop and pour this was a bit disjointed and really not all that interesting. After several hours of air, the wine began to show better with bright red fruits over dark fruits with some soft tobacco notes and earth. Soft tannins with a good spine of acidity. Cork back in the neck and revisited a few days later. The remainder on Day 3 was still quite good and more open, but nothing particularly extraordinary. Having never had Sassicaia, I cannot compare but even at its relatively modest price, I can’t say that this version of Guidalberto represents a good QPR...not that it really matters to some. Maybe I’m being a touch harsh. It’s a fine enough wine made in a style that I can absolutely appreciate (not overdone); I guess I was just wanting more than it could give. Perhaps the problem is me

On the pop and pour this was a bit disjointed and really not all that interesting. After several hours of air, the wine began to show better with bright red fruits over dark fruits with some soft tobacco notes and earth. Soft tannins with a good spine of acidity. Cork back in the neck and revisited a few days later. The remainder on Day 3 was still quite good and more open, but nothing particularly extraordinary. Having never had Sassicaia, I cannot compare but even at its relatively modest price, I can’t say that this version of Guidalberto represents a good QPR...not that it really matters to some. Maybe I’m being a touch harsh. It’s a fine enough wine made in a style that I can absolutely appreciate (not overdone); I guess I was just wanting more than it could give. Perhaps the problem is me

8.9

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The 2015 Guidalberto is a delicious, mid-priced red from Tenuta San Guido. Here, too the style is quite restrained for a wine that in the past has played more on textural richness and volume. At times, Guidalberto was richer and more voluptuous in style than Sassicaia, but the 2015 is done in a style that is more similar to that of its big brother. It remains to be seen if that is a true stylistic shift or simply a reflection of the 2015 vintage. In any event, the 2015 is very pretty. Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, pliant red-toned fruit and mid-weight structure are the signatures. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

The 2015 Guidalberto is a delicious, mid-priced red from Tenuta San Guido. Here, too the style is quite restrained for a wine that in the past has played more on textural richness and volume. At times, Guidalberto was richer and more voluptuous in style than Sassicaia, but the 2015 is done in a style that is more similar to that of its big brother. It remains to be seen if that is a true stylistic shift or simply a reflection of the 2015 vintage. In any event, the 2015 is very pretty. Sweet Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics, pliant red-toned fruit and mid-weight structure are the signatures. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2018)

9.0

jerod peitsmeyer Delectable Pro

easter egg

easter egg

9.0

Claire Walsh Delectable Pro

So delicious! Perfecto w/ fried brains :)

So delicious! Perfecto w/ fried brains :)

9.5

Silvia Rossi Delectable Pro

Loving'it'!!

Loving'it'!!

9.0

Valerie Finley

Very focused wine. Deep dark fruit. We decanted it for 30 minutes. Great with our Italian meal!

Very focused wine. Deep dark fruit. We decanted it for 30 minutes. Great with our Italian meal!

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot Vintage elevage can vary, but is mostly 6-8 year old French oak barrels, with a small percentage of new French oak. The team at Sasaacaia do not look at Guidalberto as a second wine, specific plots are destined for this wine from the 10-24 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Merlot does not even make it into #Sassicaia. The nose is serious, with pronounced complexity and density, focused and showing varietal nuances. Excellent grip and structure, fleshier fruit notes turn darker with deeper cherry, red raspberry and cassis fruit, sweet blue and violet floral notes. A sweet core of ripe and velvety tannin, while juicy acidity amps up the the fruit presence, while adding freshness and spine. This is a smart buy almost every vintage and 2015 is no exception.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot Vintage elevage can vary, but is mostly 6-8 year old French oak barrels, with a small percentage of new French oak. The team at Sasaacaia do not look at Guidalberto as a second wine, specific plots are destined for this wine from the 10-24 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Merlot does not even make it into #Sassicaia. The nose is serious, with pronounced complexity and density, focused and showing varietal nuances. Excellent grip and structure, fleshier fruit notes turn darker with deeper cherry, red raspberry and cassis fruit, sweet blue and violet floral notes. A sweet core of ripe and velvety tannin, while juicy acidity amps up the the fruit presence, while adding freshness and spine. This is a smart buy almost every vintage and 2015 is no exception.

9.2

David Metcalf Delectable Pro

Always nice to try something I would never think to buy be pleasantly surprised. Expected a monster, but found a classy, understated wine. I will take this over many (but not all) similarly priced Médoc wines.

Always nice to try something I would never think to buy be pleasantly surprised. Expected a monster, but found a classy, understated wine. I will take this over many (but not all) similarly priced Médoc wines.

Daniel Tan

Bears some resemblance to the Sassicaia 2016, but perhaps noticeably less tart and a bit rougher in composition. I get a hint of rancio. Outperforms many more expensive Tuscan blends... great fun for the money.

Bears some resemblance to the Sassicaia 2016, but perhaps noticeably less tart and a bit rougher in composition. I get a hint of rancio. Outperforms many more expensive Tuscan blends... great fun for the money.

9.1

Jeff Singer

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9.0

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