Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
The Yuma Art Center’s TGIF Summer Movie Series continues this week with a special screening Friday, June 28th of the 1980’s classic film Ghostbusters at the Historic Yuma Theatre here in Downtown Yuma. Of course you’ve already seen it lots of times but you know it’s still entertaining as hell, so don’t miss this chance to see it again on the big screen. Tickets are just $1.00, $.50 for students, seniors and military with ID, and FREE for ghosts. For the remaining summer movie schedule and to purchase show tickets, go to YumaShowTickets.com.
Who ya gonna call???
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Henri Perruset 2016 Mâcon-Villages (Burgundy, France) $19.99 This opens with a fine bouquet of grapefruit, Anjou pear and Meyer lemon. It’s brisk and racy on the palate, with flavors of citrus, pear and apple, a touch of minerals and a hint of fresh-mown hay. A Chardonnay that’s all about peak acidity, pure fruit and mineral overtones, this finishes crisply clean and dry.
Austin Hope Cellars 2015 Love & Hope Rosé (Paso Robles) $9.99 As two of the finest tastemakers in the business, Winemaker Austin Hope and Chef Tim Love came together to create a rosé that’s everything it ought to be – crisp and dry, yet satisfying. How you finish the bottle is up to you – just chill it down and you’re good to go!
Delas 2016 Côtes du Rhône Saint-Esprit (Rhone Valley, France) $12.99 Saint-Esprit is made with primarily Grenache grapes sourced from a small village in the southern Rhone. The vineyard’s southern exposure on steep, granitic hillsides provides a perfect growing environment. It’s a fresh and savory red, with rich fruit flavors accented by spice notes.
Villa Collazzi 2015 Bastioni dei Collazzi Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) $17.99 Villa Collazzi’s “Bastioni” combines the elegance and pleasantness of Sangiovese, its main grape varietal, with the roundness as well as power that small additions of Merlot and Malvasia Nera can impart to the wine. Smooth tannins give complexity and character to this delicious Tuscan red.
Carol Shelton 2014 Wild Thing Zinfandel (Mendocino County) $19.99 The “Wild Thing” is actually very well-balanced, velvet textured and multi-layered. Bright, brambly raspberry and blackberry flavors fill the mouth, with smooth tannins and fresh acidity that keep this savory Mendocino Zin super-lively and delicious through the finish.
Hess Collection 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Allomi Vineyard (Napa Valley) $29.99 This mountain-grown Napa Cabernet opens with scents of ripe plum and currant, with exotic accents of licorice and cedar. The flavors are vivid and pure, with juicy dark berry and plum fruit. Beautifully polished tannins carry it to a rich and lingering finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Bastianich 2017 Friulano (Venezia Giulia, Italy) $18.99 Typical of the Friulano varietal, this shows a beautiful pale yellow color in the glass. A fragrant nose has aromas of white flowers, almonds, peaches and pears. In the mouth the keen acidity accentuates, but does not overpower the ripe fruit, spice and mineral character that makes the wine so attractive.
Schmitt Söhne 2014 Riesling (Rheinhessen, Germany) $17.99 (1.5 liter) Five generations of the Schmitt family have produced quality German Rieslings for well over a century. This one, in the classic blue bottle, offers bright, fresh red apple and citrus-tinged flavors in a zesty, slightly off-dry style. A subtle honeyed sweetness lingers nicely on the finish.
Four Vines 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi) $12.99 This classic Lodi Zin offers alluring aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum with a touch of black pepper and clove. It follows up with jammy fruit from the entry through the mid-palate, finishing up with a swirl of dark raspberry fruit and a light dusting of cocoa.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364