Antica Azienda Agricola Paolo Bea

Paolo Bea

Arboreus Umbria IGT Trebbiano 2013

A gingerbread cookie on a bed of curry. Banksy the dog is mesmerized. So am I. — 17 days ago

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Paolo Bea

Rosso de Véo Umbria Rosso Sagrantino 2015

Lots of VA on the nose. Bold and intense with notes of dark cherry, herbs, and oak. Strong tannins smooth out pretty quickly. A streak of acidity makes for a well-balanced and nicely-structured wine. Purchased at Popina in Brooklyn, NY. — a month ago

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Paolo Bea

Lapideus Umbria Bianco Trebbiano 2014

LOL…I suppose this would be similar to the color of urine coming down off herion…though I don’t have a personal reference point for that. It’s certainly a hazy, burnished gold color. On the nose, this is pretty wild. Decomposing citrus and apple, green herbs, dusty earth and horse blanket. On the palate, marmalade and earth…but pretty subdued actually. The finish is long, thanks to the acid and there is certainly some tannin but it’s more cerebral that hedonistic. Not nearly as generous as the 2015 version which was stunning. Spontaneously fermented, this bottle saw skin contact for 35 days and rested on its lees for 210 days. Bottle No. 1638/1800. — 4 months ago

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Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2015

Chalky, rose, hibiscus smell, ruby red, chalky, raspberry, cranberry, acid, wet juicy, tannin sit at end — a month ago

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Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2012

I love austere brooding wines, not for their own sake, but within a context. Bea walks the lines masterfully, with plenty of tart acidity, spice, and dark mysterious fruit characteristics to make it all seem fresh and fantastic. — 2 months ago

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Granato Teroldego 2016

We opened a 2014 Paolo Bea “Santa Chiara” that was horribly corked and we were so gutted by the experience that we decided an immediate and measured response was necessary to make up fo the tragedy. So we opened a 2016 Granato. Aaaaaand, this was an absolute show-stopper for everyone who got to try it. Bright red fruit, minerals, and sex. Drink now with patience (last glass was best) or hold out for more. — 2 years ago

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Paolo Bea

Santa Chiara Umbria Bianco Malvasia Blend 2017

Fuuuuuunky. Dry, some barnyard and overripe apricot. This is a one glass at a time wine to savor and enjoy. — a month ago

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Paolo Bea

Cerrete Sagrantino di Montefalco 2009

Opens up after an initial showing of cinnamon, clove, anise, coriander, lavender, and dark dried fruits, presenting with BIG black cherry, much more fruit than other Bea wines. Hugely tannic on the palate to match, showing massive structure that would ensure this wine could lay down for another ten years, no sweat. Along with the rustic oak and grapeskin, the tannins bring bushels of potpourri and sage. Leaps out of the glass, hugely assertive on the nose. Continued to develop for 4 hours or so, eventually also revealing rooty, vegetal notes reminiscent of beets. A real stunner. — 2 months ago