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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Looking for something to do? Come to Downtown Yuma and check out all the options to have some fun; from eating at one of the many restaurants, shopping at the unique variety of retailers, checking out the art, or Sipping on a libation. The Old Town Wine Cellar has a nice selection of wines this week for you to sample or enjoy by the glass so stop in to see us soon.


Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2022 (Mendocino, California) $15.99

The 2022 Gewürz has an enticing perfumed, floral nose and initial aromas of apple, grapefruit, citrus, rose, tropical lychee, stone fruit and pear. This release is a bit drier than prior vintages and has loads of minerality and bright flavors. In the glass there are spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit, along with nice acid balance on the finish.
($10 by the glass)

M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhone Rouge 2021 (Côtes du Rhone, France) $15.99

An intense wine with blackcurrant and raspberry notes complemented by notes of white pepper and violets from this blend of Grenache and Syrah. Flavors of plum and dark chocolate peek through the herbaceous palate, riding a wave of silky, delicate tannins.
($10 by the glass)

Sassoregale Sangiovese 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) $17.99

Its color is bright ruby red. The nose is clean and precise, with hints of Morello cherries, wild berries and a moderate spiciness. On the palate it reveals a full-bodied, assertive flavor, which expresses both great intensity and elegance. Sassoregale is in its glory as a companion to great cuts of meat, barbecue, rustic Tuscan-style dishes, and slow-cooked roasts.
($10 by the glass)

Michele Chiarlo Nizza Cipressi 2019 (Piemonte, Italy) $28.99

This wine is a generous and abundant expression of Barbera with an inky dark color. The bouquet reveals blackberry, blackcurrant and lots of rich primary fruit. The wine’s texture is soft and plush, and you get that little kick of acidity that is characteristic of this versatile grape. Bright acidity and minimal tannin. This is very much in-your-face, but it’s not aggressive. Pair with cured meats, pasta with meat sauce, steak, risotto.
($12 by the glass)

Martinelli Vigneto di Evo Zinfandel 2020 (Sonoma County, California) $34.99

Lively nose in the glass with aromas of blueberry, clove, and tobacco leaf. Bright upon entry with balanced acidy. The composed palate and finish both have flavors of raspberry liqueur and clean earth.
($15 by the glass)


Orin Swift 2021 Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) (175.99/Btl)

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)

Beaulieu Vineyard 2019 Georges de Latour Private Reserve (Napa Valley, California) $155.99/Bottle

Wow! The aromas to this are really exceptional, with a tangerine edge to the blackcurrants, graphite, lead pencil, flowers and wet earth. It changes all the time. So expressive and refined. Full-bodied with great intensity and depth of fruit. The ultra-fine tannins display millions of layers. The texture on the palate is superb and lasts for minutes. This is the new 1974 George de Latour, which was a legend. Real Napa Valley red here. Drinkable now, to understand it, but truly great in five to six years and onwards.
($32 per glass)

N & N 2019 Vaca Vista Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $115.99/Bottle

Solid, structured, slightly old school version, with a core of red and black currant fruit held in check for now by strident tannins and notes of warm loam and cast iron. There’s freshness and a violet note buried here too, so worth waiting for it to unwind fully.
($25 per glass)

JUSTIN 2019 Isosceles (Paso Robles, California) $89.99/Bottle

Isosceles presents with aromatic notes of ripe blackberry, juicy black plum, and cassis with dried violet, leather, vanilla bean, fresh herbs, camphor, and toasted oak. Full-bodied with baked black cherry pie, fresh mission fig, and black currant on the entry. The midpalate of new leather, fresh wild sage, porcini mushroom, dried black olive, and cedar is carried by balanced freshness and abundant velvety tannins that lead to a long, complex finish of sustained fresh berries, camphor, oak, toasted cinnamon stick, star anise, and dried flowers.
($22 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) $48.99

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.

Blindfold Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (Sonoma County, California) $30.99

Like walking into a floral conservatory in full bloom of white citrus and jasmine. Full of locally farmed ripe honeydew melon, white nectarine, warmed pink grapefruit, and Meyer lemon aromas and flavors. This wine begins with a dense, sweet, ripe fruit and has great weight and body influenced by the portion of the blend that was fermented in a barrel. Pair this bottle of wine with chilled oysters, whole roasted white fish, crab or lobster, cream-based soups and sauces, sauteed mushrooms or a crudite platter.


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

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