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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Good times in Yuma this week with Mardi Gras on Main on February 9th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm and the 79th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo taking place at the Yuma County Fairgrounds February 9th to 11th. You might notice a bit of a theme in our Featured Wines this week to align with those events.
The Rodeo Parade scheduled for Saturday the 10th has been cancelled but there is still plenty to take you to Historic Downtown Yuma, like our Featured Wines of the Week and be sure to stop in on Friday during the Mardi Gras on Main event to pick up some beads (flashing not required or allowed:) and other Mardi Gras goodies, while they last.


Sample all five featured wines for $15 or by the Glass.

Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (Sonoma County, California) $36.99

Orin Swift Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc is pale yellow with a chartreuse tint, the wine opens with bright aromatics of lime zest, lemon, green apple and a touch of honey. This white wine is refreshing with ripe pineapple and grapefruit, framed by satiating acidity. A mid-palate of white peach and a hint of pith melds seamlessly into a long, The finish is energetic is bright and youthful with a slight Meyer lemon rind closing out the wine.
($15 by the glass)

Gerard Bertrand Art de Vivre Rouge 2016 (Languedoc, France) $20.99

Endowed with a beautiful brilliant ruby red color, this complex and elegant wine offers delicious aromas of ripe red fruits, a round palate with well-balanced melted tannins. Serve with grilled meats and Mediterranean dishes.
($10 by the glass)

Bonanza Lot 6 Cabernet Sauvignon (California) $19.99

Created by Chuck Wagner of Caymus Vineyards, Bonanza Lot 6 is delicious, accessible, and enjoyable over a meal. It is made from the bonanza of our great state vineyard sites that hold potential to produce good Cabernet but are often overlooked. Features flavors of luscious fruit, dark chocolate, and silky tannins.
($10 by the glass)

Sassoregale Sella Antica Rosso 2021 (Tuscany, Italy) $17.99

A dynamic red blend Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is a daring new style of red wine unlike those traditional to Tuscany. The result is a smooth red blend that brings out the fruit-forward expressions of the land with notes of ripe blueberries, blackberries, vanilla, and chocolate, followed by spicy hints of black pepper and velvety tannins leading to a satisfying finish.
($10 by the glass)

Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California) $15.99

This dark, rich Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the eastern side of Paso Robles, CA which is warmer, drier and produces full-bodied wines with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Beautiful aromas of dark Bing cherry and black currant are accented with a hint of cedar and vanilla. Rich and full-bodied with black fruit flavors and cigar box spice. Delicious with all beef preparations including thick grilled cowboy steaks, tri-tip, roasts, stew, and burgers.
($10 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)

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)

DAOU Reserve 2020 Seventeen Forty (Paso Robles, California) $78.99/Bottle

Inspired by the classics of Saint-Émilion, the 2020 DAOU Reserve Seventeen Forty is a Cabernet Franc driven wine with a harmonious complement of Merlot. Beguiling aromas of blackberry cobbler, raspberry, crème de cassis and cherry pipe tobacco anticipate hints of toasty oak, black licorice and pencil shaving. Lush and full bodied, this wine bestows rich flavors of cherry, black plum, dark chocolate and blueberry compote with lovely accents of Zante currant, graphite and cinnamon. Solid structure and fine-grained tannins support a lengthy, focused finish, leaving notes of plum and boysenberry underscored by cocoa and black truffle.
($20 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)


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

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