Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
As we endure levels of summer heat lately that are downright breathtaking, even by Yuma standards, I wanted to pass the word about a great way to beat the heat for at least a little while by enjoying a nice cold brew in our nice cool Wine Cellar. This Saturday, July 28th, we’ll host a gathering of craft beer lovers here at the Cellar who like to try (and share!) different beers and ales. Stop by Saturday afternoon if you happen to make it downtown, grab a chilled brew and join in the fun. We hope to see you Saturday!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Martin Ray 2016 Chardonnay (Sonoma County) $17.99 This Chardonnay is a compilation of fruit sourced from premier growing sites in the Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros. It’s a sophisticated take on the varietal, with alluring scents and luscious flavors of ripe cantaloupes, golden apples, Meyer lemon zest and a touch of coconut cream pie, combining in a refreshing crispness.
Stoller Family 2015 Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills, Oregon) $27.99 Made only from estate-grown fruit, Stoller Pinot is an elegant, approachable style. It has aromas of brambleberry and cherry with floral notes of lilac and violets and hints of cola and cinnamon. The palate features a purity of red fruit flavors, bright acidity and polished tannins, with a rich and lasting finish.
Altovinum Evodia 2015 Garnacha (Aragon, Spain) $11.99 Spanish Garnacha (or Grenache) is usually peppery, zesty and loaded with fresh raspberry fruit. This one exudes fresh aromas of black cherries and crushed raspberries. In the mouth, it’s soft and round, with ripe red raspberry and cherry fruit plus a light touch of toasty oak.
Niner Wine Estates 2015 “9” Estate Red (Paso Robles) $17.99 Niner’s “9” is a blend of nine different red varietals. Raspberry and pomegranate aromas on the nose are edged by hints vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and candied orange zest. Ripe fruit comes through on the palate along with earthy accents. Mocha infused tannins and bright acidity provide a fine structure for the lengthy finish.
Bodegas Salentein 2015 Reserve Malbec (Uco Valley, Argentina) $19.99 This is a very aromatic, floral and fruit-driven Malbec. The palate is silky, with a satisfying texture and sweet round tannins carrying its concentrated raspberry, blueberry and violet flavors. The long, flavorful finish builds on that compelling interplay of fruit and floral tones.
Conn Creek 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $32.99 Fruit from Conn Creek’s Collins-Holystone vineyard in the St. Helena District forms the core of this Cabernet, along with vineyards in Stags’ Leap District, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and the Spring Mountain AVA’s. The end result is a rich, elegant and finely balanced Cabernet.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Pahlmeyer 2015 Jayson Red (Napa County) $49.99 Jayson Red is a premier blend of Bordeaux varietals from some of Napa’s premiere vineyards, crafted each vintage to express intensity as well as richness. The result is a supremely elegant and beautifully balanced wine that’s fully ready to be enjoyed upon release.
Cadaretta 2015 SBS Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon (Columbia Valley) $19.99 Cadaretta’s SBS blend is a wine designed to be enjoyed in its youth: it’s crisp, fruity and bracing. The nose is intense, with pear and lime aromas and a subtle touch of honeysuckle. A rush of juicy acidity greets the mouth, with a mix of tangy citrus zest and clean, ripe stone fruit flavors.
Castello del Poggio Sweet Rosé (Piedmont, Italy) $12.99 The Castello del Poggio Sweet Rosé is the perfect “summer sipper”, but it’s just as enjoyable any other time of year. It’s seductively sweet yet crisply refreshing, with a delightfully fresh, fruity character.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E