Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
It’s hard to believe, but this Wednesday, April 4th marks the three year anniversary of Wine, Women & Networking at the Old Town Wine Cellar. Each of these first-Wednesday-of-the-month gatherings at the Cellar is hosted by a local businesswoman as a means to let the other attendees learn more about the unique aspects of her business or service organization here in the Yuma community. in a fun social setting (that would be the networking part!) But this time, to mark and celebrate the three year anniversary of this project, Wine, Women & Networking will be sponsored by the two professional women who organize and publicize this event each month, Rita Megui of Servicemaster International and Sharon Perry at Yuma Health Coach, along with yours truly, the Old Town Wine Cellar. We’re going to try to make this month’s WW&N an extra-special affair, so whether you are promoting your business or would like to network with local businesswomen, please try to make it down to the Wine Cellar this Wednesday between 5:30 and 7:30 PM to enjoy some wine, food and festivities. We hope to see you!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Mönchhof 2014 Mosel Slate Riesling Spätlese (Mosel Valley, Germany) $24.99 Mosel Slate is a slightly drier take on Spätlese, with a gossamer-light frame and juicy texture that conveys deliciously pure pear, citrus and honeysuckle flavors. The rich fruit is supported with a vibrant acidity.
Pali Wine Company 2014 Huntington Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) $18.99 Huntington is crafted from premium Pinot Noir fruit sourced from vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara coastal region, and then carefully blended to create the best expression of the unique character of the area. It was aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 12 months.
Charles Smith 2015 Velvet Devil Merlot (Washington) $12.99 Charles Smith’s Velvet Devil Merlot is polished, supple and expressive, with a medley of ripe blackberry and spice flavors that meld nicely on a long, well-defined finish. This Washington red offers deft balance, plenty of richness and surprising depth.
Grant Burge 2015 5th Generation Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) $14.99 This classic Barossa Valley Shiraz is silky in the mouth, with rich layers of raspberry and blackberry fruit along with subtle accents of black pepper. The tannins are smooth and well-integrated, giving this wine impressive length and structure and a satisfying finish.
Girard Winery 2014 Firebirds Red (Napa Valley) $19.99 Girard Winery’s Firebirds red blend is a rich and full-throttle wine, with a juicy flamboyance underlaid by fine depth and elegance. Intense aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries and blueberries mingle with accents of chocolate and espresso.
Agricola Punica 2015 Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi (Sardinia, Italy) $26.99 Montessu is composed primarily of Carignano, along with smaller additions of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It’s a fresh and stylish Sardinian red, with spiced black raspberry and currant fruit and accents of green olives, dried thyme and sweet smoke, finely meshed with velvety, enveloping tannins.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Truchard 2016 Syrah (Carneros) $29.99
This ‘cool climate’ Syrah opens with fragrant aromas of dark fruits. In the mouth, a dense core of juicy dark cherry and blackberry fruit is robed with firm tannins and a spicy, lifting acidity. With air, the spice accents increase in intensity, adding complexity on the finish.
Starmont 2015 Chardonnay (Carneros) $17.99
Starmont Chardonnay is crafted to enjoy with food or simply by the glass. The 2015 is pale gold in color with aromas of citrus, apple and vanilla. The soft entry leads into a mid-palate with a bright freshness, and plenty of acidity. Flavors of apples and pears along with citrus, mineral and subtle toast accents give way to a refreshingly crisp, clean and lengthy finish.
Angeline 2016 Reserve Merlot (Paso Robles) $14.99
A quintessential Paso Robles Merlot, this opens with flavors of fresh blackberries, elderberries and dark plums that lead into black cherry on the mid-palate. Balanced with the rich fruit are soft, supple tannins, backed by complex notes of chicory and clove, finishing with a hint of cocoa dust.
Tinto Rey 2016 Rosé of Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills) $14.99
The Tinto Rey Rosé is a beautiful rose petal-pink color with alluring aromas of citrus, watermelon and white nectarine. Juicy stone fruit flavors of ripe peaches and Rainier cherries stay well balanced by crisp acidity, leading to a delightfully fresh finish with just a hint of peach pit.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364