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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
With the Medjool Date Festival happening in Downtown last week, it was a busy time here at the Old Town Wine Cellar. Hope you were able to make it down to enjoy the festivities and the yummy food options that were available on Main Street during the event.

This Friday and Saturday, January 12th-13th, Art in the Park happening at Gateway Park. The Yuma Art Center is hosting the event. Many local and regional artists will be featured along with lots of fun, music, and food vendors. Admission is $1.00 per person per day, and children six and under are FREE. Leashed dogs are welcome! Come down and enjoy this annual event and be sure to stop by to try out our Feature Wines.


Blindfold 2021 Blanc de Noir (Sonoma County, California) $28.99

Born from the dark and provocative world of The Prisoner Wine Company enters a new white wine expression that explores light, vibrance and elegance. This wine is made from white-pressed pinot noir and has notes of fresh, in-season citrus, white flower, white peach, a hint of tart cranberry. Delicate but lively, elegant, zesty & bright. The wine is made from mostly pinot noir with small amounts of Viognier and Gewurztraminer.
($10 by the glass)

Sea Sun 2021 Pinot Noir (California) $19.99

The 2021 Sea Sun by Charlie Wagner Pinot Noir is ripe, soft, and smooth on the palate. Aromas of Chia, Fresh berries, a hint of chocolate truffle and forest floor. On the palate, brown spice, fresh blackberry and toasted bread. Carnitas tacos, spicy grilled shrimp, grilled lamb chops, or wild mushroom risotto.
($10 by the glass)

Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2021 (Abruzzo, Italy) $18.99

Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black plum and figs, black cherry, and cooked tomato and violets with a supple, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, breezy finish with nuances of black cherry, garden herb, and black peppercorn. A classic version of a classic wine; an excellent alternative to a Chianti. Pair with Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, or Steak Fajitas.
($10 by the glass)

Chateau Loudenne 2016 Medoc Cru Bourgeois (Bordeaux, France) $29.99

Beautiful deep cherry red color. A nose of dark fruits (ripe blackcurrant and black cherry griotte) and spices with a touch of licorice and vanilla. The palate shows a very convincing start, broad and immediately textural, with a nice weight through the middle, with a good frame of rich and ripe tannins, fresh acidity and plenty of grip too. Beautiful long and persistent finish. Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc.
($12 by the glass)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge (Columbia Valley, WA) $34.99

The palate of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Canoe Ridge is plush with plenty of toasty oak around a core of dark fruits, accompanied by tobacco leaf and chocolate tones. Enjoy this delicious, concentrated effort over the next eight years
($15 by the glass)


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)

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)

Double Diamond 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville, California) $95.99/Bottle

In the glass, the wine displays a nearly opaque ruby-purple hue. Aromas of framboise, nutmeg, toasted cedar bark, plum reduction, and pennyroyal mint. The palate is marked by mouth-watering notes such as blackberry compote, dark chocolate shavings, cassis, oolong tea, flint, and lavender. A long floral finish, which lasts for up to a minute. With a pleasing acidity and fine tannic framework.
($22 per glass)

Mollydooker 2021 Carnival of Love Shiraz (South Australia) $92.99/Bottle

The 2021 Carnival of Love Shiraz is intense in color, flavor and aroma, and captivates the palate from the first sip. Powerful yet delicate, lifted aromas of red cherry, blackberry and turkish delight evolve, while subtle hints of mocha linger. Infectious chocolate cherry, fresh plum and licorice add to the complexity, while creating a seamless structure and lingering finish. This is as life should be – a Carnival of Love.
($22 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)


Quintessa 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5 Liter (Napa Valley, California) $549.99

This is a red wine of perfect harmony, with deep flavors and elegant layers that are apparent even from a young age. Intense aromas of cassis, black cherry, and raspberry intermingle with savory notes of sage and thyme and continues to unfold as notes of dark chocolate, graphite and fresh tobacco mingle with the fresh fruit. Precise and dense, the wine shows supple tannin that play with flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and crushed rocks. The 2018 Quintessa has a perfect balance of fresh acidity followed by bright fruit and minerality at the finish that portends unparalleled aging potential.

Austin Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California) $24.99

True to Paso Robles’ signature style, this fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon has enticing aromas of dark fruit, fresh vanilla bean, and hints of coffee. On the palette, the dark brooding fruit flavors are balanced with savory notes of black pepper, baking spices along with a touch of tobacco to add warmth and dimension. Lovely notes of sweet oak, lively acidity & fine dusty tannins complete this wine making it the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy daily.

Wren House Brewing Jomax (Arizona) $5.99

Oatmeal Coffee Stout made with naturally dried Ethiopian coffee beans (locally roasted from Press Coffee) and blended with cold brewed coffee after fermentation. The addition of whole bean coffee brings out a cherry-like fruitiness which is balanced by the robust flavor of the cold brewed coffee.


Kim Maloney
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364

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