One of my favorite Cabernet Francs from anywhere. Always good, frequently awesome. The 2005 is very young, but the tannins are so velvety, it's just awesome juice. I love tannins like this. Sure, they're mouth-drying... but their sexiness with loads of fruit, darker rich flavors, complexity, and a very long finish... mmm, mmm, mmm. Italian on the nose, but new world in style when you drink it. Very enjoyable without food. Just my speed. At least 93pts.
Best Paleo Rosso since... the 2004. Let me phrase it differently: Best Paleo Rosso I've had except mabye the 2004. I might have to pop a 2004 alongside the remains of this 2005 tonight to do a head-to-head.