Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1998

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $219.00
Item No. 122077
  • WS95
  • ST94
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

"Lovely, subtle yet complex aromas of currants, sage and green olives lead to a full-bodied red with a solid core of fruit and well-integrated tannins. Still very reserved on the finish, but those who are patient should be rewarded."
95 Points

"Bright, full red-ruby with a hint of amber at the rim. Nuanced, scented nose combines raspberry, blackcurrant, tobacco, warm stones and an intriguing citrussy nuance. Suave, rich and complex, with creamy, concentrated red plum, tobacco and mocha flavors of considerable sweetness. Finishes savory and minerally, with smooth tannins and lovely lingering perfume. A very big success for what has turned out to be an excellent vintage in the Bolgheri area."
94 Points

"The 1998 Sassicaia exhibits a dense ruby color with purple highlights and a classic nose of cedar, spice box, licorice, and black currants. Medium-bodied, powerful, extracted, and rich as well as elegant and well-balanced, it requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should evolve for 15-20."
90 Points

Learn About Tenuta San Guido Map ItMap It

The Tenuta San Guido is a 7,500-acre estate located in the province of Livorno on the western coastal outskirts of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta acquired it through his marriage to Clarice della Gherardesca in 1940. The legacy of Sassicaia began in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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