Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend

9.261 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Umbria, Italy
Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Sagrantino
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Holy this wine. Bea is after all the first three letters of beautiful. The tannins, the flowers the holy you snuck a tomato into that fermenting vat right? notes of this that scream Sangiovese are balanced by the...crunch? The crunch yes of Sagrantino and Montepulciano. Beyond the balsamic laced tomato plate is an earth covered cherry. It is full still graceful. This one is a muscular dancer. Far too easy to gulp but is that so wrong?

Holy this wine. Bea is after all the first three letters of beautiful. The tannins, the flowers the holy you snuck a tomato into that fermenting vat right? notes of this that scream Sangiovese are balanced by the...crunch? The crunch yes of Sagrantino and Montepulciano. Beyond the balsamic laced tomato plate is an earth covered cherry. It is full still graceful. This one is a muscular dancer. Far too easy to gulp but is that so wrong?

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2018
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Intense. Dark fruited/boysenberry, tannic, but with a nice acidic lift. Cigar box notes almost reminiscent of (dare I say) Zin.

Intense. Dark fruited/boysenberry, tannic, but with a nice acidic lift. Cigar box notes almost reminiscent of (dare I say) Zin.

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2017
Caleb Schiff

A little splurge before Italy.

A little splurge before Italy.

Mar 24th, 2017
Spencer T. Hess

15% on the bottle

15% on the bottle

Dec 18th, 2016
Scott Reiner

Franny's. Renee's first time.

Franny's. Renee's first time.

Mar 21st, 2016
Duff Mahan

As good as the reviews say. Drank the 2010 8/2018. Delicious, but certainly could have sat for another 2-4yrs no problem.

As good as the reviews say. Drank the 2010 8/2018. Delicious, but certainly could have sat for another 2-4yrs no problem.

Aug 11th, 2018
Tom Dare

2010 is a walk on the dark fruit side, deep and rich, drink now to get the full face punch.

2010 is a walk on the dark fruit side, deep and rich, drink now to get the full face punch.

May 13th, 2018
Amie Brown

Because #italianwines

Mar 25th, 2018
Saskia Mallach

Smooth and delicious!

Smooth and delicious!

Jan 10th, 2018
Eric Hahn

Very tasty 2010 vintage.

Very tasty 2010 vintage.

Jan 7th, 2018