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.
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.