Paolo Bea

Riserva Pipparello Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend

9.3114 ratings
9.344 pro ratings
Montefalco, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
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Jay Kline

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

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

Oct 8th, 2018
Thomas DeBiase

2007 Paolo Bea wrecking shit like Voltron

2007 Paolo Bea wrecking shit like Voltron

6 people found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.6

This really may be my ideal wine.

This really may be my ideal wine.

2 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Michael Retter

Just a bit of funk. Really, really good.

Just a bit of funk. Really, really good.

Sep 19th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Addicted to this juice. Could drink on a daily basis. Yum! Rich cherry bordering on syrup with a yummy touch o dust.

Addicted to this juice. Could drink on a daily basis. Yum! Rich cherry bordering on syrup with a yummy touch o dust.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Chris Lucchese

2007. Pure lovely. Absolutely gorgeous. Rich and vibrant acids. Smooth

2007. Pure lovely. Absolutely gorgeous. Rich and vibrant acids. Smooth

Mar 21st, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

3 bottles today. Gorgeous wine. Yum! Buy.

3 bottles today. Gorgeous wine. Yum! Buy.

Feb 9th, 2015
Josh Grove

Hell to the yeah!! Big thanks to @BayGrape for my initiation to Paolo Bea.

Hell to the yeah!! Big thanks to @BayGrape for my initiation to Paolo Bea.

Jan 20th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Great Italian juice! So well done. Hits the spot for a rustic Italian red. Great pricepoint as well.

Great Italian juice! So well done. Hits the spot for a rustic Italian red. Great pricepoint as well.

Jan 4th, 2015
Punky Mahle

Meaty, textured, truffles awesome

Meaty, textured, truffles awesome

Dec 21st, 2014