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Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2015 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2015 750ml
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The child of an “excellent” growing season, the ’15 Le Difese redefines the easy-drinking red. Ripe red and blue fruits layer with warm spices, grilled herbs, newly turned loam, rain-spattered wildflowers and a touch of crushed minerals. Graceful yet a little wild, this Le Difese marries its sweet fruits with savory herbs, and complements its bright acidity with chewy, sturdy tannins to make a highly food-friendly wine. The third label of Tenuta San Guido, the pioneering Super-Tuscan estate that transformed Italian winemaking in the late '60s, Le Difese provides a rare opportunity to experience a taste of the legendary Sassicaia for just $30. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese grown in limestone-rich soils, Le Difese ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel and ages for a year in oak barrels that previously aged the estate’s Sassicaia and Guidalberto. more info
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2016 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2016 750ml
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2016 was a benchmark vintage in Bolgheri; hot and dry but with terrific diurnal temperature shifts, this growing year was ideal, and the radiant ’16 Le Difese reflects its vintage in its perfume, structure and fine-grained tannins. Juicy raspberries and cherries dance on a foundation of cigar wrapper, warm earth, new leather, and crushed wildflowers. Succulent yet muscular, this wine glides with silky sophistication to a focused, grippy and satisfying finish. The third label of Tenuta San Guido, the pioneering Super-Tuscan estate that transformed Italian winemaking in the late '60s, Le Difese provides a rare opportunity to experience a taste of the legendary Sassicaia for just $30. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese grown in limestone-rich soils, Le Difese ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel and ages for ten months in oak barrels that previously aged the estate’s Sassicaia and Guidalberto. more info
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2017 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2017 750ml
Price: $29.99

Ready-to-drink upon release, the sappy ’17 Le Difese is a delicious, open-knit treat! Juicy red and blue fruits layer with fresh loam, baking spices, crushed herbs, and touches of underbrush, dried cherries, and cigar wrapper in the silky, aromatic ’17 Le Difese. Fine-grained tannins cling to the cheeks as the wine’s kinetic acidity powers it to a lingering, precise and food-friendly finish. The third label of Tenuta San Guido, the pioneering Super-Tuscan estate that transformed Italian winemaking in the late '60s, Le Difese provides a rare opportunity to experience a taste of the legendary Sassicaia for just $30. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese grown in limestone-rich soils, Le Difese ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel and ages for eight months in oak barrels that previously aged the estate’s Sassicaia and Guidalberto. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2013 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2013 750ml
Price: $49.99
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Juicy yet pure red and blue fruit twirls with scents of sun-warmed cigar wrapper, mocha, dark spices and earth in the bouquet of this ’13 Guidalberto. The silky palate echoes these notes and wraps them around a nicely mineral core; chewy tannins, an elegant structure, savory oak, and a satisfying texture make this Guidalberto vintage a sheer delight. Debuting with the 2000 vintage, Guidalberto still holds to one of its defining ideals--namely, accessibility upon release--it has grown more refined, polished and elegant. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, offers richness and density that’s balanced by vigor, precision and freshness, this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2014 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2014 750ml
Price: $49.99
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Juicy red and brambly black fruits burst from the glass in the finessed ’14 Guidalberto that frames its fruits with fresh-cut herbs, kisses of mocha and spice, freshly tilled earth, and crushed river rocks. This is a very silky Guidalberto, and it glides across your palate with a sophisticated mouth-feel, leaving plenty of fine-grained tannins in its wake as it builds to a lingering, nuanced crescendo. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Guidalberto offers richness and density that’s balanced by vigor, precision and freshness; this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. While this Guidalberto is approachable early, it definitely has the structure to age very, very nicely. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015 750ml
Price: $49.99
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The '15 Guidalberto explodes with notes of succulent cherries, rich plums, warm cocoa, underbrush and earthy spices; it’s a juicy yet vibrant wine that seems to dance out of the glass. Fine-grained, round tannins snuggle the palate, and the wine’s core of savory minerals finds its complement in a sweet inner perfume. Building to a chewy, sustained finish, this ’15 Guidalberto is a sheer delight. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Guidalberto offers richness and density that’s balanced by vigor, precision and freshness; this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. Accessible now with some decanting, this ’15 Guidalberto will be even more lovely in a few years, making this a wine to secure by the case. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2016 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2016 750ml
Price: $49.99

Tenuta San Guido is calling the 2016 vintage “one of the best of the last decade,” and this ’16 Guidalberto is elegant and velvety, lively and complex, aromatic and profound. Lush, juicy red berries and succulent plums dance with warm saddle leather, tarry earth, crushed violet petals, melted chocolate and grilled herbs in this energetic, finessed and fully fleshed wine. Silky tannins and copious dry extract cling to the cheeks, but for all this wine’s generous ripeness, it retains a fresh, acidic kick. There’s no question that the 2016 is one of the best Guidalberto bottlings we’ve seen! A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Guidalberto offers richness and density that’s balanced by vigor, precision and freshness; this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. Accessible upon release with some decanting, this ’16 Guidalberto will be even more lovely in a few years, making this a wine to secure by the case. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017 750ml
Price: $49.99

Perfumed, precise, and peppered with fresh herbs, the ’17 Guidalberto frames its lush red and blue fruits with sweet spices, warm tobacco, and touches of wood, violet petals, and blood orange. The muscular ’17 Guidalberto is a tightly coiled wine that simultaneously flexes its chewy tannins, vibrant acidity, and lovely floral lift in harmonious balance. Intense yet focused, this wine’s sustained, powerful finish suggests that it’s ideal for aging, but its succulent fruit means you can enjoy it right now with some decanting. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Guidalberto offers richness and density  balanced by vigor, precision and freshness; this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. Accessible early with liberal decanting, the ‘17 Guidalberto will achieve its true beauty in a few years, making this a wine to secure by the case. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 1.5L
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012 1.5L
Price: $100.00
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If you like Super Tuscans that hold your palate in thrilling tension, the ’12 Guidalberto is your wine. Juicy, pure red and blue fruit rest on a foundation of fresh-cut herbs, rain-spattered wildflowers, cypress, cigar wrapper, and saddle leather in this supple, energetic wine. Debuting with the 2000 vintage, Guidalberto still holds to one of its defining ideals--namely, accessibility upon release--it has grown more refined, polished and elegant. The product of weather that the estate calls “rather special,” the ’12 Guidalberto, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, offers richness and density that’s balanced by vigor, precision and freshness. Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, this wine ages for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. more info
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2010 1.5L
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2010 1.5L
Price: $115.00
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Although somewhat reticent and introspective upon release, the '10 Guidalberto has since come into its own, offering an exceptionally aristocratic profile in its juicy fruit, layers of earth and tobacco, and exquisite structure. The product of a challenging, extended growing season, the ’10 Guidalberto, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, offers vibrant acidity, terrific structure and plenty of dark red fruits. Just entering its drinking window, the ’10 Guidalberto rewards wine enthusiasts who enjoy a muscular, intense wine with a satisfying, mineral-driven finish. Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel, this wine ages for fifteen months in barrique and three months in bottle before release. more info