Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Wednesday, January 21st, my friends at Yuma Investment Group will be here again at the Wine Cellar to host our Wine Tasting from 5 PM until closing at 7 PM. In line with January’s general salute to the U.S. military here in Yuma, they would particularly like to invite any active duty as well as retired military veterans to stop by the Wine Cellar Wednesday and sample this week’s wine selections free of charge. While the focus is on honoring those who are serving or have served, they want to emphasize that everyone is welcome to stop by and participate. Yuma Investment Group is a full-service Personal Financial Planning & Wealth Management Firm based right here in Yuma. Hope you can make it!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Landmark 2012 Overlook Chardonnay (California) $19.99
The ‘California’ appellation belies the fact that this Chardonnay is sourced from acclaimed vineyards, such as the Bien Nacido in Santa Maria Valley and Lone Oak in the Russian River. This offers all the richness expected from top California Chards, yet shows excellent balance and freshness. A creamy, lasting finish offers notes of Bosc pear, lime and toasted hazelnut.
Martin Ray 2012 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $18.99
100% Pinot Noir, this wine spent 8 months in French oak. It shows a wonderful bright ruby color, and offers aromas of wild berry fruit with a light touch of earth. The flavors are full of cherry and raspberry with a soft finish – a perfect match with grilled salmon.
Bridlewood 2012 Blend 175 (Central Coast) $12.99
The Blend 175 is a mix of red Rhone grape varietals sourced from California’s Central Coast region. The wine offers classic southern Rhone Valley character of ripe red raspberries and peppery spice. Soft, smooth tannins create a silky mouthfeel.
Catena 2012 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. Complex pepper and spice accents enliven the finish.
Martin Ray 2012 Merlot (Napa Valley) $21.99
This Napa Merlot offers aromas of exotic spice, ripe plums and toasty vanillin oak, followed by a supple palate packed with flavors of dark plums and black cherries with overtones of dark chocolate. A long, clean finish completes the package.
Nino Negri 2007 Sfursat Sforzato di Valtellina (Lombardia, Italy) $24.99
Sfursat is vinted from Nebbiolo grapes grown on the steep hillsides of the Valtellina region of northern Italy, just south of Switzerland. The grapes are air-dried for several months, much in the manner of Amarone, adding greater depth and complexity while retaining the classic grace and beauty that Nebbiolo is renowned for.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Caymus 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $67.99
The Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet is smooth, rich and seductive, a wine with impeccable balance, tremendous depth and long on both flavor and finesse. On the palate, layers of black cherry, plum, raspberry, espresso and spiced vanilla flavors course along to a lengthy finish.
Angeline 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve (Monterey County) $15.99
Angeline Pinot is produced by cold-soaking the crushed grapes and fermenting at lower temperatures, creating bright fruit character without harsh tannins. Aged in French oak for 10 months, this offers intense flavors of black cherries edged by earthy/spicy notes.
Piattelli 2013 Torrontés Reserve (Cafayate Valley, Argentina) $14.99
Torrontés makes a deliciously fresh, crisp and aromatic wine, and it has become the signature white of Argentina. This version is full of the typical lively and juicy tropical, citrus and floral flavors that this varietal is known for – a perfect summer sipper!
Weihenstephaner Krystall-Weissbier (Bavaria, Germany) $3.99
Weihenstephan, established in the year 1040, is the oldest brewery in the world. The Kristall-Weissbier has yeasty, rich, bread-like flavors, with a tangy citrus and banana character. The hop profile is mild, with light spice and herbal notes. The finish is clean, with a zesty, citrusy aftertaste.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364