Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick reminder this week for everyone about next week’s Wine Tasting & Appetizer Fundraiser for Hospice of Yuma. The event will be on Thursday, April 19th from 5:30 to 7:30PM at the Yuma City Hall building here in Historic Downtown. There are still tickets available for what will be a very fun and very worthwhile event for a great organization in our community, Hospice of Yuma, with wines from the Old Town Wine Cellar and appetizers by Chef Eddie Guzman. Tickets are $50 per person. Order yours soon – a link to purchase is as follows: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=99ac6d
We hope to see you there!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
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.
Tinto Rey 2016 Rosé of Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills) $14.99 Tinto Rey Rosé is a beautiful rose petal 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.
Talbott Vineyards 2014 Kali Hart Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $22.99 Kali Hart is made from a careful selection of estate fruit from Talbott’s famed Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, in the cool Santa Lucia Highlands region of Monterey County. This offers rich and fresh flavors of black cherry and raspberry fruit, with a touch of minerality.
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.
Neyers 2016 Zinfandel, Vista Luna Vineyard (Lodi) $22.99 This single-vineyard Zin from the eastern reaches of the Lodi Appellation is medium-bodied, with a refined, silky feel. Spice-nuanced raspberry and rhubarb pie flavors are punctuated and woven together by lively, lip-smacking acidity. Smooth tannins frame the fruit, with a touch of sweet oak.
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.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Bonacchi 2010 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $39.99 This Brunello opens with lush aromas that are layered and penetrating, beginning with ripe dark fruit edged with smoky spice and then revealing a hint of dried flowers in the background. It’s an elegant and richly flavorful wine with a velvety, polished texture that holds on through a long and beautifully refined finish.
Markus Molitor 2011 Riesling Spätlese, Zeltinger Sonnenuhr (Mosel Valley, Germany) $24.99 This lush Spätlese displays superb purity, richness and texture. Exotic aromas of pineapple, peach, wildflowers, and citrus run rampant on the nose. In the mouth, a ripe fruit-basket of flavors is well balanced by a crisp minerality and an exhilarating snap of refreshing acidity.
Las Rocas 2013 Garnacha Viñas Viejas (Calatayud, Spain) $18.99 Conditions are perfect in Spain for the heat-loving Grenache varietal; the result is a wine that offers rich and savory flavors of raspberry, pomegranate and peppery spice. This one came from vines up to 100 years old. It’s a complex red, with subtle mineral notes that reveal the depths that the roots must reach to survive in the stony, parched Spanish soils.
Ommegang Hand of the Queen Ale (Cooperstown, New York) $11.99 The first of four 2018 “Game of Thones” releases, Hand of the Queen is a rich, full-bodied, classic barleywine, coming in at 10.7% ABV. Malt forward and multifaceted, this brew balances intense flavors of brandy-soaked raisins and dark fruits with lighter notes of apricot. Hints of molasses and toffee swirl on a lush finish.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364