Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick update this week to let everyone know that the Wine Cellar will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. Therefore, this month’s Wine, Women & Networking event normally held on the first Wednesday of the month will be postponed to the following Wednesday, July 11th. But we will be back open as usual for the rest of this week, Thursday thru Saturday, so if you’re not slipping out of town for a long holiday weekend, we’ll look forward to having you join us here at the Cellar this week (well, except for Wednesday). Happy Birthday USA!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Sequoia Grove 2016 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) $17.99 The 2016 Sequoia Grove Sauvignon Blanc has a fine minerality that’s intermixed with aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, melon and a bracing citrus element. Bright acidity harmonizes perfectly with aging in neutral oak that adds a rich fullness to the texture.
Sables d’Azur 2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) $15.99 Refreshing rosés are part of the romance of daily life in the warm Mediterranean climate of southern France. This salmon-pink wine is a classic Provence blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, offering vibrant strawberry and citrus aromas and flavors. Dry and crisp with a fresh finish, it makes a fine summer sipper.
Angeline 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir (Mendocino / Sonoma) $15.99 The Angeline Reserve is sourced from premium vineyards located in the cooler wine regions of northern California. Foggy coastal influences help produce a classically styled and velvety Pinot Noir with a delicately spicy bouquet, keenly balanced acidity and rich dark berry fruit.
Pascual Toso 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina) $11.99
This Argentinian Cabernet is a bright, medium-bodied red with a nose of fresh red fruits and savory spice notes. The palate offers a fine mix of black cherry and wild berry fruit, with light tannins and balanced acidity.
Ancient Peaks 2015 Renegade Red (Paso Robles) $22.99 Renegade is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. The nose offers concentrated red and black fruit aromas with suggestions of cedar, smoked bacon and high-toned oak. The palate is packed with velvety layers of boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry and currant fruit, edged with hints of vanilla and pepper.
Vall Llach 2015 Embruix (Priorat, Spain) $24.99 Vall Llach Embruix is a blend of 30% Garnacha, 27% Merlot, 20% Samso, 18% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose offers alluring aromas of ripe plums, fresh ground black pepper and clove. The palate has bright flavors of black cherries, fresh herbs, vanilla and mineral that mingle harmoniously on solid yet very supple tannins.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Seven Hills 2014 Red (Walla Walla Valley) $34.99
Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant player in this silky, rich Bordeaux-styled blend. It’s dense and concentrated, with abundant red and black fruit carried on velvet-like tannins. There’s depth and elegance in its seamless expression of black cherry, cassis, currant, mulberry and fresh herb flavors. The finish is balanced and vibrant, holding beautifully.
Gerard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut Thomas Jefferson Cuvée (Limoux, France) $18.99
Limoux, a district in Southern France in the foothills of the Pyrenees, is where sparkling wines were first created in 1531. The Thomas Jefferson Cuvée displays a beautiful golden robe, and a complex, aromatic nose offers notes of flowers plus ripe pear and green apple. It’s crisp yet rich on the palate, with a toasty quality that enhances its fruit-filled character.
Four Vines 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel (Central Coast) $12.99
This Zin is from California’s Central Coast region, sourced from vineyards that range from 30 to 70 years old. These ancient vines yield small, intensely flavored berries. The wine is bold in flavor and body with dense, ripe dark cherry and wild raspberry flavors and a nice mix of spice and pepper notes.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364