A wine that requires no introduction to many of our readers, Tenuta San Guido's Sassicaia is one of the world's greatest expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was single-handedly responsible for catapulting the Super Tuscan category to international fame in the 1970s, and today it remains a staple at auction houses and in Michelin-starred restaurants. Demand for Sassicaia has increased significantly since it was named Wine Spectator's #1 Wine of the Year in 2018, and we are proud to offer the newly released 2017 vintage at the lowest price in the US:
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017 750ml - $209
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2017 in OWC [6 x 750ml] - $1,250
94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2017 Sassicaia is a fascinating wine that symbolizes a never-ending tug-of-war between vintner and vintage. The question is who comes out on top? In this case, my money is on the vintner. The 2017 vintage, characterized by scorching heat and drought across much of Italy, was not an easy one. However, vintners had ample time to prepare because those climatic challenges had already played out midway through the summer season. Vintners with experience such as that amassed at Tenuta San Guido (now on the eve of Sassicaia's 50th birthday celebration) knew exactly how to handle the tricky 2017 growing season. Fruit was harvested early to avoid any jammy sensations, and a strict selection process was employed in order to preserve the best clusters. This Sassicaia represents 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from the Tenuta's historic vineyards Castiglioncello, Quercione and Doccino. These plots are all located on the back hill of Bolgheri at slightly higher elevations where they enjoy cooler nighttime temperatures. Old vines also have a deeper root system that is key to braving dry and hot summers. You can absolutely taste those choices here thanks to the wine's aromatic profile that offers more variety-driven green highlights of wild berry, forest floor and bramble than I would have expected. (ML)" (01/2020)
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