Paolo Bea Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Brent Clayton Delectable Pro

See Eric’s note. Amazeballs. Not sure why I have ignored this estate for a while.

See Eric’s note. Amazeballs. Not sure why I have ignored this estate for a while.

9.2

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for Bea but it’s just such an amazing experience every. single. time. This one brought a bit of the funk with it. Dense wine. Packed with character.

9.3

Eric Guido Delectable Pro

I'm floored.. Seriously... Dark and brooding with masses of dried black cherry and cedar up front, yet beneath it, notes of exotic spice, tobacco, dried flowers, crushed raspberry, and undergrowth gained volume and depth with time in the glass, until they permeated the senses entirely. On the palate, soft, silky textures, which seem to hover on the senses, offset by a tart acid core, yet also complemented by enveloping bittersweet cherry, quinine, spice, and inner earth tones. The finish is incredibly long with saturating dried cherry fruit, sweet inner florals, hints of gruff tannin--yet juicy and fresh, with a note of hard red candies and licorice which seemed to literally last for minutes on the mid-palate.

I'm floored.. Seriously... Dark and brooding with masses of dried black cherry and cedar up front, yet beneath it, notes of exotic spice, tobacco, dried flowers, crushed raspberry, and undergrowth gained volume and depth with time in the glass, until they permeated the senses entirely. On the palate, soft, silky textures, which seem to hover on the senses, offset by a tart acid core, yet also complemented by enveloping bittersweet cherry, quinine, spice, and inner earth tones. The finish is incredibly long with saturating dried cherry fruit, sweet inner florals, hints of gruff tannin--yet juicy and fresh, with a note of hard red candies and licorice which seemed to literally last for minutes on the mid-palate.

9.4

Jon Foster Delectable Pro

Perfect wine if you're going red with sushi. Thank you for the recommendation Andreas!

Perfect wine if you're going red with sushi. Thank you for the recommendation Andreas!

9.4

John Jansma Delectable Pro

Killer juice, so many layers

Killer juice, so many layers

9.1

Mason Balistreri Delectable Pro

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

Dark black fruits and intense lingering tannins. This wine is wild.

Dark black fruits and intense lingering tannins. This wine is wild.

8.9

Erik McLaughlin Delectable Pro

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

Right on tonight. Backwards and Funky in the right way.

Right on tonight. Backwards and Funky in the right way.

9.2

Pax Mahle Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Wind Gap Wines, Agharta & Pax

Textured with fantastic richness & length... Really great...

Textured with fantastic richness & length... Really great...

9.2

Alexander Motola

Every grape in this blend is doing its job. The color is outstanding. The Sagrantino gives the Sangio significantly more backbone without overpowering the flavor and dominating the blend. The Montepulciano gives you a full finish. I have another bottle of this, which I am thrilled about. This is way up there, possibly the best wine I’ve drunk in 2020. Paolo Bea and Enzo Pontodi are two of the greatest wine makers in my version of Italy.

Every grape in this blend is doing its job. The color is outstanding. The Sagrantino gives the Sangio significantly more backbone without overpowering the flavor and dominating the blend. The Montepulciano gives you a full finish. I have another bottle of this, which I am thrilled about. This is way up there, possibly the best wine I’ve drunk in 2020. Paolo Bea and Enzo Pontodi are two of the greatest wine makers in my version of Italy.

9.5

Lev Lavrichtchev

Sophisticated, pure enjoyment

Sophisticated, pure enjoyment

9.2

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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