93 point SuperTuscan at 40% off
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This week's selection : Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012, a balanced and plush Cabernet, Merlot. Sangiovese blend from the makers of Italian wine icon Sassicaia!
Tenuta San Guido is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, known as a producer of "Super Tuscan" wine. Its wine Sassicaia is considered one of the world's greatest wines.
Considered the seminal "Super Tuscan", the name Sassicaia (Italian sasso meaning stone) indicating a stony field, originated in 1948 when first produced using Cabernet Sauvignon vines and for years only used for family consumption.
Guidalberto was introduced in 2000, and is composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese.
93 points, James Suckling - "Aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with hints of wet earth and spices such as cloves. Full body with round, chewy tannins but polished and caressing. A juicy, succulent finish. One of the best ever. "
91 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) impresses for the approachable, yet intriguing, delivery of fruit. The style is fruit-forward and ripe, yet the wine is not banal. There's a fluidity to the bouquet that brings it to cherry and blackberry with soft tones of leather and tobacco woven deep within. The mouthfeel is voluptuous and rich without feeling heavy or flat. The 2012 vintage shows good energy and verve, with a long flavor trail of chocolate and toasted espresso that leaves a favorable mark. "
91 points, Wine Spectator - "A compact style, with cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors matched to a firm structure. This is chewy, but retains a sense of elegance courtesy of the vibrant structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. "
Suggested retail of $59.99
now $39.99/btl (33.33% off )
$38 each for 6 bottles or
$36 for 12(40% off!)
(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.)