Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday, February 7th, Yuma Heritage Festivals and Robb Bower Presents invite everyone to the Yuma River Daze: Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival. The event runs from 11AM to 7PM at beautiful Gateway Park on the Colorado River here in Historic Downtown (gates open at 10AM). Enjoy a full day of great live music along the Colorado River – all ages are welcome. The show features:
Eric Sardinas & Big Motor
The Dennis Jones Band
Alan Iglesias & Crossfire
The Laurie Morvan Band
The Jo Hell Band
The Chase Walker Band
Chet & the Committee
Tickets are $35.00, or $20.00 for Military (Spouse/Active/Retired). Tickets can be purchased at:
www.robb-bowerpresents.com or at Yuma City Hall, Yuma Civic Center and the Yuma Art Center box office (cash only). Enjoy our great weather and some great boogie & blues music on the river this Saturday!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Michel Gassier 2013 Nostre Pais Blanc (Costieres de Nimes, France) $17.99
Crafted in the style of the finest white wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, Gassier’s Nostre Pais combines Grenache Blanc with Roussanne, plus some Viognier to add complexity and a richer aromatic profile. It’s bright and fresh, with white peach, golden apple and honeysuckle notes.
Elouan 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir $22.99
Elouan Pinot Noir is sourced from Oregon’s three premier wine-growing regions: Willamette Valley, Umpqua Valley and the Rogue River Valley. The wine shows a rich dark fruit character on the palate with a fine, silky texture and refreshing acidity.
Castello D’Albola 2010 Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy) $15.99
This Classico begins with fresh black cherry aromas mixed in with hints of leather, earth, plums and violets. The palate is medium in body, with supple tannins and brisk acidity. Classic Chianti flavors of ripe black cherries and plums are accented by a hint of licorice.
Chalone Vineyard 2011 Merlot (Monterey County) $12.99
This supple, full-flavored Merlot features a fine-tuned acidity that lifts and accentuates a solid core of rich dark fruit. Ripe black cherry, plum and currant flavors mingle on the palate, complemented by a light hint of spicy clove.
Gauchezco 2010 Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina) $17.99
This inky purple Malbec exudes a bouquet of dark fruits, coffee and freshly-tilled earth. On the palate, flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis mingle with smoke, black pepper and light vanilla tones. It’s an elegant, balanced red with a silky texture.
Justin 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $24.99
Aromas of black cherry, currant and vanilla waft from the glass. A soft, delicate entry is woven into a deep, plush palate that offers flavors of blueberry, cassis and a moderate touch of spice. Ripe, supple tannins with a touch of dark chocolate frame the satisfying finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Chateau Greysac 2010 Médoc (Bordeaux, France) $24.99
Chateau Greysac is vinted mostly from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus small additions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The nose has aromas of black currants and dried flowers. The wine is full-bodied on the palate, with abundant dark cherry and plum fruit.
Jellybean Bubbles Cava Semi-Seco (Penedes, Spain) $10.99
The Jellybean Bubbles will take you down a sunny, tree-lined path in early summer, enveloping you in lush, sweetly-scented flavors of warm, fresh-picked peaches, honeysuckle and jasmine, all wrapped in a deliciously crisp, effervescent package.
Wente 2011 Sandstone Merlot (Livermore Valley) $15.99
This estate-grown Merlot is sourced from hillside as well as valley floor vineyards, and was aged 16 months in both French and American oak barrels. While lighter in structure than a Cabernet Sauvignon, it combines firm yet supple tannins with a rich and satisfying dark fruit character.
Lagunitas The Hairy Eyeball (Petaluma, California) $5.99
The Hairy Eyeball is a so-called American Strong Ale, and it truly is one seriously potent, malty mouthful. It’s a beautiful amber-red in the glass, with sweet aromas of caramel, bread and grain mixed with a dash of hops. On the palate, it’s lots more of the same, with the rich, vivid flavors supported by a hefty 9.4 ABV.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364