Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
I want to alert everyone to a temporary change in business hours here at the Old Town Wine Cellar which will be in effect for the two weeks after this week. For both those two weeks, Tuesday June 11th to Friday June 14th, and Tuesday June 18th to Friday June 21st, the Wine Cellar will be open from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, instead of our standard 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM hours. The Cellar will keep to its normal Saturday hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both of those weeks. Then as of Tuesday June 25th we’ll get back to our regular weekday business hours. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience to our valued customers, but the most important thing is our daily wine tastings will continue uninterrupted!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING
Lease-Fitch 2017 Sauvignon Blanc (California) $11.99 This is a bright, lively Sauvignon Blanc with an enticing mix of fresh grapefruit, kiwi, lime and fresh-cut grass aromas. The palate is tangy and balanced, with delicious flavors of ripe orchard fruits and citrus.
Miraflores 2016 Viognier (El Dorado County) $22.99 This opens with scents of peach and pear fruit, mixing with hints of orange blossom. The aromas introduce a similar flavor profile, with a silky texture and a mouthwatering lime-zest quality. It superbly melds lush fruit with light floral tones to create a distinctively crisp and refreshing white.
Bastianich 2016 Schiopettino (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy) $15.99 Northeastern Italy’s Schioppettino varietal is known for its elegant structure and finesse. Its complexity and light color has earned it the title of the “Pinot Noir of Friuli”. It’s fruity and pleasantly spicy on the palate, with balanced acidity and silky tannins.
Montevina 2014 Cracked Earth California Red $11.99 Surprisingly smooth, this medium-bodied and easy-drinking red seems to melt in the mouth. Ripe black cherry, blueberry and lightly smoky aromas segue into more cherry and chocolate flavors on the palate, with a texture that’s silky and appealing. A blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Moobuzz 2015 G S M (Central Coast) $18.99 Hibiscus and strawberry aromas are an appealing invitation on the nose of this Rhone-style blend of Grenache (70%), Syrah and Mourvèdre, and then peppery spice notes up the ante. This would make the perfect summertime red, served with just a light chill on it to showcase the bright flavors of sandalwood, red cherry and marjoram.
Secoli 2015 Amarone (Veneto, Italy) $34.99 Secoli Amarone has a deep, lavishly dimensioned bouquet that teems with hints of leather, violets, dried cranberries, cloves and black tea. It’s dense and concentrated in the mouth yet not heavy, with a gracefully agile, ripe black fruit quality that’s well supported by solid, dusty tannins.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Bear Flag 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County) $25.99 This elegantly crafted and finely balanced Sonoma Cabernet exudes blueberry and cassis aromas along with notes of spice, cedar and vanilla. Rich black fruit flavors mingle on a velvety palate, and a delicate accent of eucalyptus lingers at the finish.
Creta Roble 2016 Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain) $15.99 Creta Roble is 100% Tempranillo from 60 year-old vineyards, aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels. A deep purple in the glass, this offers an exotic bouquet of espresso, incense and ripe blackcurrants. It’s full-bodied on the palate, with a savory, fruity richness and a nicely spicy finish.
Thomas Halby All About Red (California) $12.99 All About Red is a robust and powerful wine with a big personality and a generous finish. Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah comprise the blend. Seductive aromas on the nose lead into flavors of dark cherries, cassis and vanilla bean on a smooth tannic frame.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364