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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2005
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2005
(search item no. 92320)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

By the same producers of the famed "Sassicaia", the grapes are grown in a vineyard on lands adjacent to the Sassicaia vineyard. The grape varieties are approximately 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvingnon and 10% Sangiovese. The grapes are vinified in a new cellar created especially by the Tenuta San Guido in the locality known as 'Vecchio Frantoio" (Old Olive Press) not far from the town of Bolgheri.

The 2005 vintage was fermented in steel vats at controlled temperatures with a maceration period of 15 days for the the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon and 12 days for the Sangiovese. The wine was then aged in French and American oak barriques for 14 months, one-third of the barriques being new ones.

"Wonderful aromas of crushed blackberry and cherry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Needs time to develop in the bottle, but hard not to drink now. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2009." -Wine Spectator

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About Tenuta San Guido:

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 cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many stones".

With the radical changes in the D.O.C. system of regulations as of the 1994 vintage, Sassicaia's extraordinary reputation was acknowledged through the Italian government's granting the wine its own appellation.

Sassicaia is today considered to be the new plus ultra of Italy's great red wines for its consistent excellence and its intuitive spirit. Acclaimed by the wine world's most respected voices, Sassicaia remains the legacy of its creator, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, and his son, Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta.