Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Hope everyone was able to come downtown last Friday to enjoy the Mardi Gras on Main event. It was a great event and a busy day at the Old Town Wine Cellar, we enjoyed seeing all that made it in to enjoy some wine.
LOVE is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day on Wednesday. To celebrate this lovely day, we have a great selection of Featured Wines this week, from Pasqua’s Romeo and Juliet Passimento Bianco and Rosso wines to Mollydooker’s Two Left Feet with the cute dancers on the label. Come on down with your special Valentine for a tasting or to enjoy a glass. We also have a great selection of sparkling wine that you can pick up to toast that special someone in your life.
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Sample all five featured wines for $15 or by the Glass.
Ruffino Aqua di Venus 2021 Pinot Grigio Friuli (Tuscany, Italy)
This full-bodied is Italian wine refined and fragrant, opening with intense aromas of fresh white peach, pineapple, and passion fruit. The fresh peach notes, along with elegant mineral touches add complexity and finesse. Enjoy a glass of wine on its own, savoring the wonderful flavors and aromas, or pair with fresh scallops, Parmigiano-Reggiano prosciutto pasta, and mango semifreddo.
($10 by the glass)
Famiglia Pasqua 2020 Passimento Bianco (Veneto, Italy)
An elegant, rich, and smooth wine produced with Garganega grape. On the nose it displays intense tropical and peach flavors. This wine is refreshing yet powerful; buttery yet refreshing with a lingering finish. This unusual wine pairs with all sorts of foods from pungent cheese to buttery chicken and fish dishes.
($10 by the glass)
Famiglia Pasqua Passimento Rosso 2020 (Veneto, Italy)
A blend of Corvina and Croatina with a percentage of Merlot, which the drying period renders velvety. The grapes are picked by hand and left to dry in wooden crates in the drying loft. A dense and deeply colored wine, full of concentrated black and red cherry flavor, and hints of leather and spice. The palate has a layered texture, with muscular tannins providing a long finish.
($10 by the glass)
Amor de Madre Rioja Reserva 2018 (Rioja, Spain)
In the glass it displays a cherry red color with flashes of garnet. Predominant aromas are vanilla, cocoa, and spices from oak. The oaky notes are more subtle than on the nose and are very well integrated. Rounded tannins balance this wine for an elegant ripe fruit finish. Pair with cheeses, grilled meats, vegetable dishes, in fact, any dishes prepared “with love”.
($10 by the glass)
Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2021 (South Australia)
Two Left Feet is what can happen when you dance after a glass or two of Mollydooker
This seamless blend of Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet created an enticing wine that exceeds all expectations. Ripe fruits of dark cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry are complimented by the secondary notes of vanilla and mixed spices. The silky, satin like fruit profile, encompassed by lovely ripe tannins, cascades effortlessly through the palate providing fantastic depth and WOW factor. Give it the “Mollydooker Shake” before opening.
($12 by the glass)
CORAVIN® BY THE GLASS OPTIONS
Orin Swift 2021 Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $175.99/Bottle
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)
Argiano Non Confunditur Toscana Rosso 2021 (Tuscany, Italy) $23.99
This Tuscan is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese with fruity notes and a touch of oak on the nose. The juicy, medium-bodied palate is coated with fine, even tannins. Good, medium-long finish to close with a peppery edge at the end.
Smith and Hook Propriety Red Wine 2021 (Central Coast, California) $22.99
This expressive blend features intense aromas of red and black berries, plums and dark cherries underscored by notes of lavender. The palate is smooth and rich with flavors of dark fruit, bramble berries and a touch of dried eucalyptus and warm spice on a lingering finish. Pairs perfectly with duck confit, charcuterie board, or a pomegranate salad with crispy prosciutto.
Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (North Coast, California) $21.99
This Sauvignon Blanc captures the flavor profile of grapes grown in the Rutherford AVA, in the center of Napa Valley. Aged in sur lie for creamy nuances and texture. Semillon is blended in, for melon notes and a silky mouthfeel. Some favorite pairings include fresh greens with warmed goat cheese, sautéed scallops, grilled fish or chicken, and angel hair pasta with basil pesto.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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