02/18/2014 Newsletter

02/18/2014 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

 

Due to popular demand, this coming Saturday, February 22nd, the Old Town Wine Cellar will present another of our occasional Saturday afternoon beer tastings.  We’ve gotten some interesting new craft brews in the shop as of late, so stop by next Saturday between noon and 5PM and give them a try!  The tasting fee is just $5.00; if you like great American craft beers and imported ales you can’t afford to not take advantage of this opportunity.  And speaking of opportunities, you could also taste some great wines here in the Cellar between now and Saturday…

 

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

 

F W Gymnasium 2011 Riesling Kabinett Graacher Himmelreich (Mosel Valley, Germany)   $22.99
This is a classically crafted Kabinett from Germany’s renowned Mosel River region.  True to the style, it’s a precisely etched wine with poise and balance.  A rich and honeyed nose leads to ripe peach and apricot flavors, along with the mineral character the Mosel is famous for.

 

Acacia 2012 California Pinot Noir    $15.99
This Pinot offers delicate aromas of violets, spices and dark cherry with hints of vanilla.  The smooth palate presents juicy flavors of dark fruits like plum and black cherry. Firm tannins frame a fine finish of dark fruit and spices, with a pleasantly light touch of oak.

 

Hahn Winery 2010 Syrah (Central Coast)    $14.99
This offers intense aromas of fresh-cracked peppercorns and raspberry jam on the nose.  The entry is full-bodied, full of dark fruits like plum and raspberry. The palate has enough tannic firmness to stand up to the lush entry, offering a swirl of black cherry and peppery-spice tones that carry on through the finish.

 

Argentiera 2010 Poggio al Ginepri (Tuscany, Italy)    $19.99
Poggio al Ginepri is a Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.  The wine opens with aromas of crushed berries and fresh-turned earth, and then delivers a palate of pure red cherry and black raspberry fruit on a dense, silky texture.

 

Chateau St. Jean 2010 Merlot (Sonoma County)    $22.99
Aromas of sweet black cherry, black plum and toasted almonds burst from the glass of this Sonoma Merlot.  These bright fruit characters carry over onto the palate and mingle with notes of blackberry, chocolate and cedar.  Polished tannins carry it to a smooth finish.

 

Pine Ridge 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $39.99
A richly layered, powerful yet supremely elegant Napa Cabernet.  This has rich aromas and lush flavors of cassis, black cherries and anise, beautifully accented by notes of dried herb, olive and mineral that give depth to its smooth and seamless texture.

 

NEW ARRIVALS:

 

Rosenblum 2009 Zinfandel (Contra Costa County)    $21.99
Reflecting the warm vintage and radiant, sandy soils of Contra Costa County, this Zin offers a robust and heady mix of ripe black plum and berry fruit, accented with chocolate and spice notes. The palate is smooth and silky, with light pepper notes balancing rich, juicy plum-jam flavors.

 

Martin Ray 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $24.99
This rich, mountain-grown Napa Cabernet offers gorgeous fruit purity, with ripe, fleshy black plum, currant and wild berry flavors that are framed and supported by firm yet beautifully polished tannins. The result is a concentrated, finely focused wine that’s intense and rich, yet exquisitely balanced.

 

Stone Brewing Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter (Escondido, California)    $7.99
A few years back Stone’s small-batch brewer thought: What if I add some Madagascar vanilla beans to a batch of our Smoked Porter?  The result was an instant hit, with the rich vanilla bean flavor marrying seamlessly with the dark chocolate, malt and espresso flavors of this savory, smoky classic.

 

Cheers!

 

Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405

 

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