Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2016

Ratings on Delectable

Joe D'Angelo Delectable Pro

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

Following last year's sensational vintage, 2016 was another stellar growing season in Bolgheri and expectations were once again set high for Sassicaia. The 2016 Sassicaia certainly does not disappoint, as it is an absolutely monumental effort that completely delivers, and in some aspects even looks to be more compelling than last years brilliant wine. Composed of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc, the 2016 is all about elegance, class and purity. It begins to impress with its striking aromas of fresh blackberries, dark cherries, fresh florals, exotic spices and wild herbs along with a touch of licorice and mineral characteristics all coming together to complete the seductive nose. On the palate this is nothing short of extraordinary, as it displays outstanding overall structure and balance along with remarkable clarity and precision. This continues to dazzle with its beautiful expression of incredibly pure red and dark fruits, along with exotic spices and floral characteristics which all work their way seamlessly across the palate before leaving a lasting impression on the gorgeous finish. The 2016 is without question another all-time classic vintage for Sassicaia, as it clearly possesses the elements that indicate an extremely bright future ahead, with the potential to evolve into a perfect wine over time.

9.9

Brenda Reyes

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

I’ll bracco. $395 fair deal for wine of this caliber. Full bodied needs time to decant still young but beautiful bouquet, finish and a high quality wine

9.5

Alan Viader

Super bright red cherry, sour cherry fruit profile. Intense on the acidity. A bit too far perhaps? Nice richness and weight but the fruit wasn’t balanced. Honestly a bit underwhelmed since this is a 100 pointer! A nice wine but not my idea of “perfection”, at least not right now...maybe in a few years it will mature and evolve more?

Super bright red cherry, sour cherry fruit profile. Intense on the acidity. A bit too far perhaps? Nice richness and weight but the fruit wasn’t balanced. Honestly a bit underwhelmed since this is a 100 pointer! A nice wine but not my idea of “perfection”, at least not right now...maybe in a few years it will mature and evolve more?

9.3

Jwa-Min Nam

Incredible nose, detailed structure and nearly perfect balance with enormous potential.

Incredible nose, detailed structure and nearly perfect balance with enormous potential.

9.6

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Let the Decant begin, Parker/Lisa

Let the Decant begin, Parker/Lisa

9.7

Janice in Livermore

Dinner at Rusty’s Chop House.

Dinner at Rusty’s Chop House.

10

David Wanek

More powerful than the 2015 but less approachable off the bat. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves.

More powerful than the 2015 but less approachable off the bat. Looking forward to seeing how this evolves.

9.8

Gautham Iyer

Delicious, rich flavors; smooth at the taste but it settles like a warm meal. Floral flavors combined with berries are wonderful

Delicious, rich flavors; smooth at the taste but it settles like a warm meal. Floral flavors combined with berries are wonderful

9.8

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