2018 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

Year: 2018
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$39.95
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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

"This red combines cherry and blackberry fruit with hints of earth and wild herbs, framed by a light oaky undertone. Firm and linear, with fine balance and a lingering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 17,200 cases made, 4,000 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"A deft and bright blend to serve with a platter of creamy Camembert wedges, the 2018 Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon supplemented with 40% Merlot, showing a smooth and silky delivery of aromas with black fruit and sour cherry backed by spice, pressed flower and tilled earth. These are fragrant and delicate results fitted to a medium-weight finish that is driven by freshness and elegant tannins. This is an important release of 415,000 bottles." (WA)

"San Guido’s 2018 Guidalberto is soft, open-knit and inviting. Sweet dark cherry, cinnamon, licorice and new leather fill out the layers in an undeniably attractive Guidalberto that will drink beautifully upon release. Finesse and elegance are the signatures. The 2018 is a terrific choice for drinking now, while some of the more powerful vintages of Guidalberto come together, or while waiting for its sibling, Sassicaia." (VM)

"Easy and layered with cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, soft tannins and a savory finish. Drink now." (JS)

"Made with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, this smooth red opens with aromas of cassis, vanilla, violet and a whiff of bell pepper. Racy and delicious, the linear palate doles out juicy red currant, black cherry and vanilla set against lithe tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and fresh. Drink through 2025. -Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Guidalberto is a second wine from the producers of the legendary Sassicaia. Grapes are harvested and transported to an independent cellar. Fermentation takes place separately for each variety in temperature-controlled steel vats before undergoing maceration. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels and refined in bottle before release.