Paolo Bea San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Ripe cherries, pie spices and a hint of funk. Striking and yet charming at the same time. Drinking well already but would probably evolve favorably over the next 5+ years in a cool cellar.

Ripe cherries, pie spices and a hint of funk. Striking and yet charming at the same time. Drinking well already but would probably evolve favorably over the next 5+ years in a cool cellar.

9.1

Eric Guido Delectable Pro

Paolo Bea never ceases to amaze me. The 2011 San Valentino is gorgeous, showing an Autumnal persona, with a bouquet of crushed cherry, plum, and blood orange, giving way to notes of sweet mint, licorice, crushed fall leaves and black tea. On the palate, I found a zesty expression, sporting light yet energetic textures, as citrus-kissed sour cherry, sweet herbal tones and spice filled the senses. The finish was medium-long and literally thirst quenching, with mouthwatering acidity accentuating it's red fruits and lingering inner floral tones which faded slowly. An amazing "entry level" wine. #paolobea #montefalco #sagrantino

Paolo Bea never ceases to amaze me. The 2011 San Valentino is gorgeous, showing an Autumnal persona, with a bouquet of crushed cherry, plum, and blood orange, giving way to notes of sweet mint, licorice, crushed fall leaves and black tea. On the palate, I found a zesty expression, sporting light yet energetic textures, as citrus-kissed sour cherry, sweet herbal tones and spice filled the senses. The finish was medium-long and literally thirst quenching, with mouthwatering acidity accentuating it's red fruits and lingering inner floral tones which faded slowly. An amazing "entry level" wine. #paolobea #montefalco #sagrantino

9.2

Mike Levin

Gorgeous florals and silky tannins. A perfect pair with a bee sting.

Gorgeous florals and silky tannins. A perfect pair with a bee sting.

9.2

Devin Bostick

Deep leathery tobacco smell, slight hibiscus, the taste is prune and tobacco but there’s a raspberry hidden in the back, like the dark chocolate raspberries in a great cake, and a bit of cocoa too, the prunes come back in at the end with a perfect bright candied sweetness, the body carries forward in delicate waves, wrapped in a deep tannin that pecks consistently and then dissolves with a Thai chili linger at the end.

Deep leathery tobacco smell, slight hibiscus, the taste is prune and tobacco but there’s a raspberry hidden in the back, like the dark chocolate raspberries in a great cake, and a bit of cocoa too, the prunes come back in at the end with a perfect bright candied sweetness, the body carries forward in delicate waves, wrapped in a deep tannin that pecks consistently and then dissolves with a Thai chili linger at the end.

9.5

Philip Dobrin

2nd bottle after a 5 hr rest was more my speed. Still a bit of a dense funk but really intense fruit and earth flavors.

2nd bottle after a 5 hr rest was more my speed. Still a bit of a dense funk but really intense fruit and earth flavors.

8.8

Erik Longabardi

15% but who’s counting

15% but who’s counting

9.0

John Visto

So pumped to try some Paolo Bea

So pumped to try some Paolo Bea

9.2

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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