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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2009
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2009
(search item no. 117799)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 98 points
Decanter rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $189.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc

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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.