Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
As we start 2024, I am reflecting on what an amazing adventure the past 10-months have been since taking on the Old Town Wine Cellar. I have enjoyed every moment and want to thank our longtime and new patrons for making this the best transition imaginable.
We had some outstanding events last year and look forward to continuing that effort in 2024 and to offer the finest wine selection available in the desert southwest. This weeks Featured Wines showcases just a small sampling of what we have to offer for your tasting pleasure. Hope to see you this week to try a tasting flight or a glass from the selection below and don’t forget we have Cheese Plates or Charcuterie boards for your snacking pleasure.
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Harken Chardonnay 2022 (California) $15.99
Harken Chardonnay is 100% barrel fermented and aged in a mix of French and American oak barrels creating a rich Chardonnay with a luscious palate of crème brûlée and buttered toast perfectly blends with the warm oak aromatics. The fresh acidity and subtle hint of Bosc pear balances the richness, leaving your taste buds tantalized and longing for more.
($10 by the glass)
Chateau Saint-Sulpice Entre-Deux-Mers 2020 (Bordeaux, France) $16.99
This exceptional wine is a beautiful ruby red color, the nose and palate are dominated by notes of ripe black fruits, plums, toast, and spices, followed by a rich, smooth and soft finish. Traditional Bordeaux vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, followed by aging in barriques, French barrels, for 12 months before bottling. This approach emphasizes the natural red fruit character of the wine. Made from a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
($10 by the glass)
Hacienda de Arínzano 2018 Tempranillo (Pago de Arínzano, Spain) $17.99
Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, this wine has Dark-berry, toffee and green-pepper aromas prepare the palate for flavors of black cherry, blackberry, eucalyptus, sage and thyme. Hefty tannins back off into a soft, savory finish.
($10 by the glass)
Guado al Tasso 2021 Il Bruciato (Tuscany, Italy) $29.99
Il Bruciato is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah sourced from the coastal Maremma region of Tuscany. On the palate, red cherry and currant flavors are accented with accents of cedar and fennel. Smooth tannins complete this elegant ‘Super-Tuscan’ red.
($12 by the glass)
Force & Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 (Napa Valley, California) $54.99
On the palate, the Force & Grace Napa Valley Cabernet presents bright concentrated flavors of plum, dried cherry, blackberry fruit leather and black tea, supported by rich silky tannins and integrated acidity. The finish lingers with evolving notes of cedar, cacao, nutmeg, and licorice.
($18 by the glass)
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Orin Swift 2021 Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $175.99/Bottle
An almost-black, opaque garnet core sits in the glass with slow-moving tears falling down the sides. Immediate aromatic notes of ripe cassis, charred ribeye, sandalwood and freshly cut oak pilfer. The first sip is a complex, layered conundrum of blackberry, black plum, fennel, licorice and dark chocolate. More sips peel back the layers to reveal a rich and balanced wine with a deep cassis core. A sweet linger on the finish closes the wine with softly textured chalky tannins.
($35 per glass)
Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2019 (Napa Valley, California) $115.99/Bottle
Pumps out tasty dark plum and blackberry compote flavors, with a good coating of black licorice and a subtle thread of singed alder. Sneaky long finish.
($25 per glass)
Nickel & Nickel 2019 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $115.99/Bottle
Ripe, soft-edged and generous in style, with a kiss of vanilla guiding plum compote and blackberry preserve flavors along, while an echo of light savory keeps the fruit honest through the finish. Accessible now thanks to the polished feel, but the fruit will last a while in the cellar.
($25 per glass)
DAOU Reserve 2020 Seventeen Forty (Paso Robles, California) $75.99/Bottle
Inspired by the classics of Saint-Émilion, DAOU Reserve Seventeen Forty is a Cabernet Franc driven wine with a harmonious complement of Merlot. Beguiling aromas of blackberry cobbler, raspberry, crème de cassis and cherry pipe tobacco anticipate hints of toasty oak, black licorice and pencil shaving. Lush and full bodied, this wine has rich flavors of cherry, black plum, dark chocolate and blueberry compote with lovely accents of graphite and cinnamon. Solid structure and fine-grained tannins support a lengthy, focused finish, leaving notes of plum and boysenberry underscored by cocoa and black truffle.
($20 per glass)
Silvio Nardi 2017 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $74.99/Bottle
This Brunello opens with lush, penetrating aromas of ripe dark fruit edged with subtle spice tones, then revealing a whiff of dried flowers in the background. An elegant and richly flavorful wine, this has a velvety and polished texture and a long, refined finish.
($15 per glass)
Zenato 2017 Amarone Classico (Veneto, Italy) $74.99/Bottle
Dense and concentrated, yet still beautifully balanced and well-integrated, this is classic Amarone. Lush aromas of plums, dates and toasted oak greet the nose. It’s rich and full on the palate with layers of ripe, raisiny fruit and super-silky tannins to give it grip on the lengthy finish. A truly elegant, stylish wine.
($15 per glass)
Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Napa Valley, California) $54.99
This classically rich Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is red burgundy in color with aromas of black cherry and creamy vanilla, followed by blueberry, blackberry, cherry cola, and grilled meat. On the palate, this Cabernet Sauvignon is seamless and elegant with silky tannins, intense flavors of cherry and floral notes, and a hint of burnt sugar and roasted nuts. Drink now or age 10 or more years.
Faustino V Reserva Rioja 2016 (Rioja, Spain) $24.99
Clean, bright. Cherry red color with ruby evolution. Medium deep. Aromas of cloves with sweet hints, and toasted notes from the barrel very well integrated. Highly polished tannin. Very well-balanced acidity. Pleasant in the mouth. Long finale. Pair with any kind of meat. It matches with frilled or fried potatoes, mushrooms or ham. Some tasty or oily fish such as tuna and cod. You can also pair it with medium aged cheese and berry desserts. Also pairs with rice and all kind of pasta.
Sleepy Dog Brewing Wet Snout Peanut Butter Stout (Tempe, Arizona) $5.99
Wet Snout Peanut Butter Stout is a delightful brew that pours a dark black with a frothy brown head with aromas of roasted malt and a distinct peanut butter scent. Rich flavors of peanut butter with the smoothness of chocolate and malt notes.
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Yuma, Arizona 85364
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