Sassacaia 2010 – Valued at $400

Sassacaia is a super-Tuescan and also a famous wine. It’s an outlier from the Italian wine bureaucracy because it’s made with French grapes: cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. This wine is made from grapes grown in the Maremma, a part of Tuscany very near the Mediterrean. It was a mold breaker because they refused to comply with Italian content regulations. So it was first marketed as just Red Wine. It has become a flagship wine for the Italian industry and so successful in attracting wine enthusiasts that the Italians recently uncovered a ring of counterfeiters. No worries, this bottle was produced long before. Pricy and worth it, if you want something really special.

From the impressive cellar of SDCBF Board Member, Allen Snyder.