A nice lighter style Loire red, its nose and flavors could not have been more cognitively dissonant.
A medium black ruby color, this wine's floral and sweet berry fruit nose suggested that this wouldn't be a typical, earthy, machine oil-tinged, bitter herbal Cab France . . . but not so! The flavors screamed Cab Franc and had all the clingy, slightly bitter, earthy/herbal components you'd ever want, but in a lighter style, with very nice acids as well. It went very well with a simply roasted chicken. B. Imported by Neal Rosenthal, this was about $22 at Spec's on Smith.
(Sorry, 2005 depicted).