Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday, November 9th, enjoy a great night of dining, music and art in support of the Littlewood Fine Arts & Community Co-op here in Historic Downtown Yuma (176 S. Main Street). The evening will feature vocalists Jennifer Wayman-Hart and Eloisa Arviso performing in the Co-op’s beautiful Garden setting with the Yuma Jazz Company. The Cibola High School Jazz Band will also be featured. A three course dinner will be provided by Da Boys Restaurant, with drinks by Prison Hill Brewing Co. Tickets are $25 for this special evening, available online at jazznightcoop.eventbrite.com or at the Co-op (call 276-3724 for more info). All proceeds go to support the community efforts of Littlewood Fine Arts and Community Co-op. Check it out!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Arizona Stronghold 2017 Tazi (Cochise County) $14.99 Tazi is a fresh and zesty Arizona blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Gris and Riesling. A mélange of tropical, mineral, stone, mandarin orange and floral scents mingle on the nose. The palate delivers bright citrus, floral hints, a slight grassiness and mild acidity, with a crisp finish.
Imagery 2017 California Pinot Noir $17.99 The 2017 Imagery Pinot offers an inviting nose of black cherry and strawberry along with leather, vanilla and a bit of forest floor. The bouquet evolves nicely in the glass as it begins to breathe. The palate reveals a smooth, soft and flavorful medium-bodied Pinot with a wonderfully round mouthfeel.
Corvo 2016 Rosso (Sicily, Italy) $11.99 Corvo Rosso is a blend of the native Sicilian varietal Nero d’Avola along with some Merlot. It’s an aromatic and pleasantly fruity yet properly dry red; an easy sipper but one with more than enough complexity to make a fine accompaniment at the dinner table.
Conundrum 2017 California Red Blend $17.99 Intensely fragrant, Conundrum exudes evocative aromas of blackberry, raspberry, rhubarb and cola. The palate is full-bodied and exuberantly fruity, pairing ripe black cherry, plum and pomegranate fruit with cinnamon and lavender nuances. The tannins are supple and rich, with a touch of toasty vanilla.
Daou Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $22.99 Ripe blackberry and black currant aromas emerge on the nose. A seamless texture of vanilla bean and holiday spices mixed with rich black fruit and cedar accents are all evidence of the wine’s superb balance. Firm tannins are well softened with bright acidity, with a hint of pepper on the finish.
Secoli 2014 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:
- Lohr 2017 Pure Paso Red (Paso Robles) $24.99 The J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red highlights their house style, acclaimed for its dense and focused fruit signature coupled with a soft and approachable palate. Classic rich, savory flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon are wrapped in the dark fruit character and firm structure of Petite Sirah.
Danzante 2018 Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) $10.99 This Pinot Grigio is from ground zero for the varietal, Italy’s northeastern region of Delle Venezie. The nose is fresh and zesty, with notes of juicy citrus and stone fruits. Bright flavors of ripe orchard fruits and tangy lime are enlivened with a snappy mineral edge.
Daou Vineyards 2017 Pessimist Red (Paso Robles) $19.99 The Pessimist is primarily Petite Sirah, along with a supporting mix of Syrah and Zinfandel. It’s broad and expansive on the palate, with lush, generous flavors of ripe dark cherries, blueberries, crème de cassis and a hint of forest floor. Notes of lavender, anise and black olives complement the rich fruit in this massive yet elegant red.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364