Full disclosure, I’m a sucker for Bea and my infatuation may blur my objectivity as a result. However, it would be disingenuous of me if I were not to gush over this bottle. A tree full of ripe cherries, pie spice, asphalt, charcoal, smoke, mushrooms, damp forest floor, teriyaki...it was a feast for the senses. After 11 years of age it’s still fiercely tannic but it’s not enough to both considering the character. The finish lasts for minutes. I realize that making wine like this is scary and the results aren’t for everyone but my God, I am thankful that the Bea’s have the guts to do it. Bottle No. 08054 — 9 days ago
Traditional Chianti with classic profile and construction you’d expect from a quality winemaker. It has fresh gravel and soil aromas mixed into green herbs, strawberry, cedar, graphite, and minerals. High acid but all very well balanced. Flavors of tart wild cranberries and green strawberry. — 13 days ago
Drank with my beautiful wife at our anniversary dinner. Paired nicely with italian food (her favorite). No formal notes taken
Bright red cherry on the nose and palate mix with earth some leather. Medium, well integrated tannins. Medium finish. A great pairing with a wide variety of italian foods.
90 pts. — 3 days ago
Generously fruited wine with red cherry and strawberry to the fire, before showing subtleties of dark fruits, rose petal, dried orange peel, fennel seed and almond paste. Suggestions of leather and black tea in the mix also. Rounded mouthfeel, with a touchback of creaminess showing through with pixelated like tannins but by no means defining the wine. Good, but would be good to see with a touch more age; more to come here I think. — 8 days ago
Layered and developing aromas, dark and red berries with a slight volatile lift, lavender, herbs, spice and iron.
Flavour is hitting you in waves, with a synchronized dance between the tannins and acidity, a vibrant backbone and dense presence on the palate, jogging over the finish line with confidence and good attitude. — 2 days ago