Paolo Bea San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Pop and pour. Quite a bit of VA on the nose that never fully dissipated but the bottle was consumed too quickly to allow for it. Regardless, it wasn’t overwhelming for our palates and even some relative novices and Bea virgins remarked on how much they loved it. Dark fruits, very tightly coiled at this point with exotic spices. Firm tannins. Super duper young but a winner in a vintage when this was the only red wine that Bea produced. Really ought to have an extended decant. I’m a buyer...hoping to find more.

Pop and pour. Quite a bit of VA on the nose that never fully dissipated but the bottle was consumed too quickly to allow for it. Regardless, it wasn’t overwhelming for our palates and even some relative novices and Bea virgins remarked on how much they loved it. Dark fruits, very tightly coiled at this point with exotic spices. Firm tannins. Super duper young but a winner in a vintage when this was the only red wine that Bea produced. Really ought to have an extended decant. I’m a buyer...hoping to find more.

9.2

Shengli Hu Delectable Pro

Sourced from San Valentino vineyard in clay soil. 1300 feet altitude. 70/15/15 Sangiovese/Sagrantino/Montepulciano all from the 50-year-old vineyard. Extensive cuvaison - 30 days’ maceration before racking and malo. 3 years in stainless steel, 4-12 months in bottle. Sanguine, tart red cherry, juicy red berries, tangerine, licorice, italian herbs, iodine, meat. Elevated acid, med tannins. 12.5% abv.

Sourced from San Valentino vineyard in clay soil. 1300 feet altitude. 70/15/15 Sangiovese/Sagrantino/Montepulciano all from the 50-year-old vineyard. Extensive cuvaison - 30 days’ maceration before racking and malo. 3 years in stainless steel, 4-12 months in bottle. Sanguine, tart red cherry, juicy red berries, tangerine, licorice, italian herbs, iodine, meat. Elevated acid, med tannins. 12.5% abv.

9.0

Josh Morgenthau

Wild. Day 1: At first, not balanced by any measure but somehow makes up for it in raw feral energy. Pretty hot alcohol aromas for a medium bodied wine, a decent level of va, not quite as much acidity as I’d want. But beautiful bretty leathery aromas, herbal and fruity in such an intoxicating way. Holds so much interest and pleasure. Day 2: This is open for business and so many of the awkward edges have smoothed out. Now it feels very in balance and seriously beautiful, even better with a light chill.

Wild. Day 1: At first, not balanced by any measure but somehow makes up for it in raw feral energy. Pretty hot alcohol aromas for a medium bodied wine, a decent level of va, not quite as much acidity as I’d want. But beautiful bretty leathery aromas, herbal and fruity in such an intoxicating way. Holds so much interest and pleasure. Day 2: This is open for business and so many of the awkward edges have smoothed out. Now it feels very in balance and seriously beautiful, even better with a light chill.

9.3

Justin Fetridge

Big , lush....beautiful . Not for the faint of heart ....

Big , lush....beautiful . Not for the faint of heart ....

9.2

Location

  • 1945 Palmer Avenue
    Larchmont, NY 10538

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-6PM

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