Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
2013 is here – I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve celebration and an enjoyable New Year’s holiday. The Wine Cellar will just keep rolling along in 2013 with our end-of-the-week tastings, so make it part of your new year’s
resolutions to get down here to Old Town more often and sample some great
domestic and imported wines – like these for example!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING – $10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass:
Tenuta La Marchesa 2011 Gavi (Piedmont, Italy) $16.99
This is classic Gavi, beautifully framed with refreshing acidity around pure fruit flavors. Fresh-cut apples dominate both the bouquet and palate, along with hints of wildflowers. Ideal as an aperitif white and great with seafood dishes, lighter pastas and salads.
picket fence 2010 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $16.99
This wine has an elegant, pure fruit-driven style, with brilliant intensity,
appealing spice tones and rich Bing cherry flavors. The rich fruit, coupled with a velvety texture on the palate, makes this a superlative expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
Bianchi Family 2006 Refosco (Paso Robles) $22.99
Bianchi is one of only two wineries in California that produces a wine from the rare red Refosco grape of northern Italy. Now almost unknown even in its homeland, the varietal creates a medium-bodied and very savory red with aromas of dark plums and cinnamon, and a deliciously fruity mix of cherry and berry fruit with fine acidity.
Peter Lehmann 2008 Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) $14.99
This wine’s bouquet offers hints of classic Barossa chocolate, plus dark plum aromas. It’s robust and firm, but not at all heavy on the palate with rich, mouth-filling blackberry and plum fruit flavors that get a nice lift from a touch of well-seasoned French oak.
Beaulieu Vineyard 2009 Merlot (Napa Valley) $22.99
This is an elegant, balanced Napa Merlot made with fruit sourced from prime Valley vineyards. It opens with a rich bouquet of black cherries and a note of vanilla from oak barrel aging. A vibrant character of dark cherry, currant and wild berry fruit is framed with smooth, supple tannins.
Conterno Fantino 2009 Barbera d’Alba Vignota (Piedmont, Italy) $29.99
An elegant style of Barbera, with aromas of dried flowers, fennel, strawberries
and blueberries. The palate is softly textured, with bright red raspberry and black cherry fruit and a dark chocolate accent. Vibrant and pure, this glides to a lingering finish.
Segura Viudas Brut Cava Heredad Reserva (Penedes, Spain) $22.99
Made from a selection of native Macabeo and Parellada grapes grown at estate vineyards in the Penedes, Reserva Heredad is a complex, heady Brut Cava that shows superb richness and character. Its potent depth of flavor
offers a pleasant minerality, with crisp apple notes.
Luigi Einaudi 2007 Rosso Della Langhe (Piedmont, Italy) $39.99
Rosso Della Langhe is an equal blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The bouquet jumps from the glass, offering heady aromas of rich black fruits, espresso and vanilla. It’s a fruit-driven red with a delicious blackberry and toasty oak character. It shows a savory, silky texture in the mouth, along with subtle spiciness.
Oyster Bay 2011 Merlot (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) $14.99
Oyster Bay combines the bright, juicy berry fruit that Merlots are known
for, with a fine, balanced tannic frame that makes it a great accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. This is Merlot that’s all about elegance and smoothness, a red that’s very easy to drink.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364