Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday, August 10th, Dune Sea Crew and Neverlow Glass Gallery present nationally known rap artist Devin The Dude performing live in Yuma at the Littlewood Community Co-Op (178 S. Main Street). The evening will also feature an exhibition of DJ skills featuring DeeJay Dos Muchos and DJ Tom Tom, along with Yuma heavyweight spitters Sonny Rae, Ben City, AO Murda and JMZ JBZ. The performance starts at 8:00PM; attendees must be 18 or older and there is a $20 admission fee. The show is sponsored by Faded Inc., Da Boyz, Quality Liquor, Arizona Grown, Sound Play Studios and Prison Hill Brewing Co. Something different this week here in Downtown Yuma – check it out!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Bastianich 2017 Friulano (Venezia Giulia, Italy) $18.99 Typical of the Friulano varietal, this shows a beautiful pale yellow in the glass. A fragrant nose gives off aromas of white flowers, almonds, peaches and pears. In the mouth keen acidity accentuates, but doesn’t overpower the ripe fruit, spice and mineral character that makes the wine so attractive.
Landmark Overlook 2015 Pinot Noir (California) $21.99 Landmark’s Overlook combines premium fruit sourced from cooler growing sites in Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara County to beautiful effect. With vibrant fruit, velvety tannins and a hint of spice from French oak aging, it’s an elegant and supple California Pinot Noir.
Athena 2017 California Cabernet Sauvignon $12.99 This California Cabernet is bold, rich and silky; a juicy mouthful of fresh, ripe berry and black currant fruit flavors. The fruit is framed with firm yet polished tannins plus notes of licorice, toasted oak and dark chocolate at the finish.
Piattelli 2016 Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) $15.99 This inky-purple Malbec offers a bouquet of dark fruits, coffee and freshly-tilled earth. On the palate, flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis mingle with smoke, black pepper and light vanilla tones. It’s an elegant, balanced red with a silky texture.
Chronic Cellars 2017 Sofa King Bueno (Paso Robles) $22.99 Sofa King Bueno is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Tannat and Mourvèdre. On the nose, a medley of black fruit aromas swirls along with a hint of cinnamon spice. The palate is full and rich, leading off with a blast of ripe black plum and currant fruit enlivened with accents of toast and caramel.
Château Saint-André Corbin 2016 St. Georges-St. Emilion (Bordeaux, France) $27.99 This ‘Right Bank’ blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc offers a polished texture and finely layered flavors. It opens with beautifully perfumed scents of berries, red currants and gentle cinnamon-like spice. The palate offers a rich mix of black cherry and wild berry fruit.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
San Felice 2016 Bell’Aja Bolgheri (Tuscany, Italy) $29.99 This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is made with fruit sourced from Bolgheri, on the Tuscan coastline. An aromatic nose offers a lavish bouquet of berry and currant edged by herb and floral tones. It’s rich and dense on the palate with abundant sweet dark fruit, cloaked with soft and velvety tannins.
Quinta da Aveleda 2017 Vinho Verde (Portugal) $10.99 Portugal’s famous ‘green wine’ is made from the native varietals Loureiro and Alvarinho. This wine has crisp, refreshing flavors of starfruit, Fuji apple and lime, with bracing acidity and a wonderful touch of tingling effervescense. A super summer refresher – served ice cold!
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 2016 Whiplash Red (California) $14.99 The Whiplash is a fruit-forward red with rich dark cherry, fig and mixed berry-pie flavors, plus hints of baking spice and butterscotch. It’s medium in body, with good lift and juicy tannins that will leave you wanting another sip. A hint of sweet oak enlivens the finish.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364