Sunday, February 24, 2008

Cesanese Di Olevano Romano 2005 wine review by (PB)

Another "Small Vineyards" designation (see entry for 1-27-08 "Martorano") that has a medium hefty garnet hue with a purple touch.

The bouquet of this creation pronounced, Chay-zin-A-zay, is somewhat vegetal with sour cherry and black pepper with a hint of baby powder at the end.

Palate has chewy tannins with some steely notes. I was ambivalent about this wine on opening but after it breathed a while it opened nicely to a really decent quaff which I enjoyed a lot. White pepper emerges with a note of tarragon that is fleeting but interesting. Bright cherry flavors are pronounced and this is well made and different. I paid $16 and would buy it again so raise a glass!

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