Staff Pick

Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

$224.99$169.99

93 Points, Wine Advocate: "The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor." -ML

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Ratings on Delectable

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

Timothy Wong

Delicious as always.

Delicious as always.

9.2

Patti Gamboni

Cab and cab franc, new French oak.

Cab and cab franc, new French oak.

9.2

Jwa-Min Nam

Still young, but nearly impeccable wine with beautiful body and structure from start to finish.

Still young, but nearly impeccable wine with beautiful body and structure from start to finish.

9.5

Alan Viader

Good fruit while still having an olive and herbal edge. Nice freshness, smooth on the palate. Actually a bit on the lighter side than expected. Not the best vintage or showing from a great house but still a good wine overall. I have had better vintages.

Good fruit while still having an olive and herbal edge. Nice freshness, smooth on the palate. Actually a bit on the lighter side than expected. Not the best vintage or showing from a great house but still a good wine overall. I have had better vintages.

8.9

Nino Tarkhnishvili

Bright red wine..so tasteful and light..amazing...

Bright red wine..so tasteful and light..amazing...

9.5

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  • 3521 V Street Northeast
    Washington D.C., DC 20018

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