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2018 Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto, Tuscany

Special Price $59.95 was $75.00
Per Bottle on sale
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“Snowstorm Special • Sassicaia's 2nd”

From The Producers Of The Legendary Sassicaia

By David Gettenberg

In 1968, Tenuta San Guido made the first Super Tuscan known famously as Sassicaia. 

Sassicaia is a titan; it is a Bordeaux blend from the prized Bolgheri sub-region.  At $240 per bottle, however, it may not be an everyday red.  

But....

At $55, the winery's second wine, Guidalberto, is a steal and nothing short of spectacular.  An amazing 2018 vintage has closed the gap considerably between these two wines.

Black cherry, plum, currant, baking spike, leather and tilled earth frame the chewy tannins.  Fresh herbs and cool cedar notes on the finish give this delicious wine lift.  Silky texture is buttressed by classic Tuscan structure.

Tenuta San Guido crafts Guidalberto, its "second wine," much like many chateaux do in Bordeaux.

This "Super Second" is all estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot fruit and shaped by the same soil and climate as its big-brother, Sassicaia.

Enjoy with wild boar bolognese, pizza, or on its own with a wedge of creamy cheese. 

Delicious!

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Press & Tasting Notes
93

“Positively stellar.”

Vinous • 93 / 100

"The 2018 Guidalberto, tasted from an approximate blend from barrel, is positively stellar. I can only hope that the bottled wine is as fresh, vibrant and nuanced as this sample. A rush of black cherry, plum, spice, leather and licorice graces the 2018 with striking depth and nuance. Light on its feet and deep, the 2018 has a lot to offer. In many years, Guidalberto can be a rather rich wine, but in 2018 it is very closely aligned with the house style."

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More Information
  • Producer: Tenuta San Guido
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W03204-3