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Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Vino da Tavola Sassicaia 1992

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Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso. Bastianich & Lynch (Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy): The one that started it all, still the most elegant of the super-Tuscans... The Sassicaia wine is typically leaner and more angular than Ornellaia, thanks in some part to a telltale does of cabernet franc that lends the aroma a slightly peppery quality... the sweet cassis-scented fruit of cabernet sauvignon is wrapped in a wooly blanket of tannin... a tightly coiled spring not yet ready to release its potential energy. As a young wine, this tight, tannic beauty needs a steak or a braise to open it up, although the better course of action is to lay it down and let the secondary aromas of dried cherry, roses, and saddle leather come to the fore.

Tenuta San Guido:
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy a... Read more
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy and veneto' up to 1840. when he left public office to ret irk to the ancestral home in rocchetta tanaro. here. in the family business. he would cultivate his passion for viticulture. leopold would publish two catalogues of the precious italian and foreign vines collected by him. books which are still today considered to be a bibliographical rarity. rich in observations and intuition that are still valid. Almost a century later his great-grandson mario incisa della rocchetta would draw inspiration from these catalogues for his grafts of bordeaux vine cuttings. first on the family lands at the occhetta and. with the success that is known worldwide. on the land of bolgheri. which became part of the family possessions in 1930 on h is marriage to h is beloved Clarice della Gherardesca. From its first commercialization 40 years ago. at the wish of mario incisa della rocchetta. on the sassicaia label there appeared a family seal dating back to Medieval times representing the ideal testimony of the continuous love of the incisas for their lands. Read less

External Reviews for Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Vino da Tavola Sassicaia

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

Coming from a cooler vintage this Sassicaia exhibits classic notes of Cabernet in it's herbaceous nose which features green herbs as well as crisp cassis fruit. Lean and focused in the mouth with a rich savory, earthy core.



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Three Glasses, Gambero Rosso. Bastianich & Lynch (Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy): The one that started it all, still the most elegant of the super-Tuscans... The Sassicaia wine is typically leaner and more angular than Ornellaia, thanks in some part to a telltale does of cabernet franc that lends the aroma a slightly peppery quality... the sweet cassis-scented fruit of cabernet sauvignon is wrapped in a wooly blanket of tannin... a tightly coiled spring not yet ready to release its potential energy. As a young wine, this tight, tannic beauty needs a steak or a braise to open it up, although the better course of action is to lay it down and let the secondary aromas of dried cherry, roses, and saddle leather come to the fore.

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