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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


This coming Saturday, January 18th, the Old Town Wine Cellar will present another in our series of Saturday afternoon beer tastings.  It’s actually been quite some time since our last brewfest here at the Cellar, and we’ve brought in some pretty interesting new beers in the interim. As in Saturdays past, the beer tasting is just $5, and all six beers will be available by the glass as well.  The tasting will go on from 1PM to 6PM, so be sure to make your way down to Old Town this weekend to hoist a brew at the Cellar. And you can stop by before then to try some pretty nice wines…

THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try all six, or $10.00 for a glass:


Hearst Ranch Winery 2011 Three Sisters Cuvée White (Paso Robles)    $19.99
The nose of this classy Rhone-style blend is all about mango, violet and peach.  The flavor profile is dominated with juicy pear, citrus and nectarine flavors that transition to a balanced, crisp acidity with lingering accents of orange zest.


Belle Glos 2012 Meiomi Pinot Noir (California)    $19.99
Belle Glos crafts distinctive Pinot Noirs sourced from California’s finest growing regions. Their Meiomi bottling is a blend of fruit from their Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Monterey County vineyards.  The result is a lusciously rich, fruity and surprisingly complex Pinot at a great price.


Match Book 2010 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills)    $15.99
The Tempranillo grape, native to Spain, produces a noticeably spicy ine, full of juicy red raspberry and cherry fruit. The addition of small portions of Petite Sirah and Graciano contribute depth, structure and richness to this delicious table red.


Alexander Valley Vineyards 2009 Estate Syrah (Alexander Valley)    $17.99
Aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and a slight floral note of violets are followed by traditional flavors of blackberry jam, black currant and spice accents like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.


Hearst Ranch Winery 2011 Three Sisters Cuvée Red (Paso Robles)    $21.99
This Paso blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre offers plentiful aromas of strawberry and toffee, along with subtle floral and black pepper notes.  The flavor profile displays ripe dark cherry, strawberry and toasty vanilla flavors supported by refreshing acidity.


Atalon 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $24.99
Atalon’s 2010 Napa Cabernet opens with sweet aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, plum and cedar.  It’s soft and rich on the palate, with abundant ripe black fruit, olive, dried herbs, spice, integrated oak and a note of dark chocolate.




Miraflores 2011 Petite Sirah (El Dorado County)    $24.99
Deep licorice scents, exuberant ripeness, and an impression of sweetness rise from the glass.  Soft on the entry, this spreads out wide on the palate, coating the mouth completely.  Free of any abrupt acidity or harsh tannins, this leaves ripe blackberry and blueberry flavors on the lasting finish.


Pacific Rim 2011 Riesling (Columbia Valley)    $11.99
With bright crispness, a subtle sweetness and notes of jasmine, pear and apple, Pacific Rim exemplifies the harmony of Riesling.  The fruity sweetness plays perfectly with fiery fare, from Thai to Mexican, while its natural acidity stands up to richer, heavier cuisines like French or German.


Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (Chicago, Illinois)    $5.99 /bottle, $22.99 /4-pak
Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is the original  bourbon-barrel aged brew.  It’s dark and dense, with a powerful yet silky body that’s meant to be slowly sipped.  The nose offers an intense mix of smoky, charry oak, chocolate, vanilla and caramel, finishing up with a bourbon heat that only this bold stout could harness.




Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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