Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday evening, November 15th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, the North End Art Walk once again takes over Main Street with another fun and eclectic celebration of local artists. An evening of art, music and culture in our Historic Downtown setting, the Art Walk is a sidewalk-style art sale and showing with artists displaying their works both in and outside downtown businesses and merchants. Numerous local and regional artists will be participating, representing many forms of artistic forms including ceramics, jewelry, prints and canvases, calligraphy, photography, glass and mixed media. The evening will also feature musical performances. For more info about this year’s Art Walk, call the Yuma Art Center at 373-5202.
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 mineral 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.
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 component, 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.
Celler de Capçanes 2014 Mas Donís Old Vines (Montsant, Spain) $14.99 Mas Donis is a blend of 85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah, aged for nine months in French and American oak. The Garnacha is sourced from 70-year-old vines. Vibrant cherry and dark berry flavors are edged by vanilla and spice, along with subtle elements of herbs and toasty oak.
St. Hallett 2015 Faith Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) $15.99 The Faith offers vibrant black cherry, red raspberry and rich chocolate flavors, balanced with smooth, supple tannins and a touch of vanillin oak. The overall palate effect is of rich ripe fruit and a fine generosity of flavor – classic Barossa Shiraz.
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.
- 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.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Vindicated 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa County / Sonoma County) $24.99 Round and full, this Cabernet has the tannins and structure to be expected from this classic varietal while giving immediate pleasure to the palate. Notes of raspberry, cassis and a touch of cocoa are nicely framed by a kiss of French oak for added harmony and balance. This wine brings the best of both counties to your dining table.
Murrieta’s Well 2017 The Whip (Livermore Valley) $18.99 The Whip is a tribute to the great white blends of the world – a sophisticated yet approachable blend of classic white varietals. Fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel tanks and older oak barrels, it offers lush aromas and flavors of pear, vanilla, butterscotch and orange blossom.
Ferrari Carano 2016 Estate Merlot (Sonoma County) $19.99 This beautifully balanced, medium bodied Merlot is made from select lots of grapes chosen from Ferrari Carano’s vineyards in Sonoma. Cool-climate, valley floor properties produce supple and nicely fruit-filled wines for the blend, and mountain-side vineyard fruit lends intensity and structure.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364