Even though the extreme heat has robbed the 2003 Paleo (100% Cabernet Franc) of some its varietal aromatics it is unquestionably one of the vintage’s successes. Plump and juicy, it presents attractive suggestions of super-ripe dark fruit, sweet toasted oak and minerals with outstanding length and plenty of personality. Over the last few months this wine has continued to improve, integrating its tannins and gaining greater focus. It should drink well relatively early. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015.
A full-throttle red, with lots of plum, berry and vanilla character and Indian spices underneath. Full, silky, wild and long. Cabernet Franc. Best after 2008. 1,600 cases made. –JS
The 2003 Paleo Rosso is an excellent choice for drinking today, as all the elements are very much in balance. Considering the scorching, brutal heat of the year, the 2003 has held up beautifully. In some ways, the 2003 shows better balance than the 2004, as the wine is less forced and more naturally in sync with what the vintage had to give. This is a fabulous showing in one of the most difficult recent vintages in Maremma.
You can allow all or manage them individually.