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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday and Sunday, January 12th– 13th, more than a dozen Old West re-enactment groups from as far away as Colorado and Oklahoma will ride into town for a “showdown” at the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park here in Old Town.  The 15th Annual Gathering of the Gunfighters is an annual event at the Prison Park, and it’s always a lot of fun.
The admission price ($7 for those 14 and older, $3 for kids age 7-13 and free
for 6 years and younger) includes the re-enactment competition and full access to the Prison Park, along with food & drink vendors and a variety of Western wares and wear.  The hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday, with the re-enactors presenting 20 minute skits throughout the day.  Our winter weather has been pretty nice lately, so come down to Old Town this weekend and catch a few gunfights!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Decoy 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)    $16.99
This was fermented in stainless steel to achieve a lively expression of Sauvignon Blanc that exudes fresh grapefruit, kiwi, lime, lemon zest and
fresh-cut grass aromas.  The palate is tangy and balanced and the flavors match the aromas, with additional notes of pineapple, gooseberries and minerals that swirl to a full and refreshing finish.
Antinori 2010 Santa Cristina (Tuscany, Italy)   $10.99
A perfect ruby red in color, this Tuscan blend crafted by the renowned
Piero Antinori offers an alluring bouquet of raspberry and cherry fruit, along
with notes of violet and cedar.  The palate is bursting with delicious berry and plum fruit, accented with a light hint of pepper.
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.
Pascual Toso 2010 Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina)    $17.99
A finely focused, elegant yet muscular red, with ripe, juicy red raspberry fruit and hints of mocha, mint and spice on the nose.  It’s fresh and bouncy on the palate, with lots of blackberry, blueberry and briar flavors.  The fruit stays fresh and flavorful through the juicy finish.
Miraflores 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (El Dorado County)   $22.99
Made entirely with estate-grown grapes, this Cabernet offers a fine mix of toasty vanilla and rich black cherry and black currant fruit.  A deep, solid core of richly concentrated black fruits remains vivid and fresh through a a lengthy finish.
Wolf Blass 2008 Gold Label Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia)
WB’s Gold Label Shiraz opens with intense aromas of rich dark berries and plums, layered with underlying notes of fragrant spice and dark chocolate.  It’s rich and round on the palate, with plenty of bright, fresh berry fruit, finely balanced tannins, and well-integrated oak.
Nicholas Catena 2010 Vista Flores Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)    $15.99
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the high-altitude Vista Flores region of Mendoza. True to the varietal, it’s a juicy, mouth-filling red with deep, dark flavors of plum, currant and blackberry.  A good degree of
minerality and complex spice and pepper elements enliven the finish.
Match Book 2011 Rosé of Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)    $10.99
This estate-bottled rosé offers lovely aromas of cherry, lychee and cream soda, followed by juicy flavors of strawberries and cherries and a lively citrus finish that really wakes up the palate.  It’s a great wine to share with good friends at a tailgate, picnic or a casual dinner poolside.
De Bortoli Emeri Sparkling Moscato (South Eastern Australia)    $12.99
The Emeri Sparkling Moscato is deliciously sweet, frothy and fun.  Low in alcohol, it offers a delicious fruitbasket of flavors, a fine stream of creamy bubbles and a wonderully crisp, refreshing finish.
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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