03/25/2014 Newsletter

03/25/2014 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

 

This coming Saturday, March 29th, Yuma Heritage Festivals presents Old Town’s 3rd Annual Music on Main.  The fun starts at 10 AM and goes on all day until 5 PM, with non-stop live music, lots of vendors and a variety of food and drink options available on the Plaza (not to mention the many great dining and drinking establishments here in the downtown area.)  Our early spring weather in Yuma continues to be nothing short of spectacular, so come on down Saturday and join the fun!

 

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

 

St. Supéry 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)    $17.99
This is crisp and fragrant, with tangy grapefruit, sweet lime, gooseberry and orange blossom on the nose.  There’s plenty of depth and dimensions to the flavors as well, with citrus, passionfruit and guava tones.  The result is a bright, racy white wine that finishes fresh and clean.

 

Saracina 2009 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)    $29.99
Aromas of sweet Bing cherries, raspberries, wildflowers and a slight earthiness make for a compelling, perfumed nose.  The palate offers elegance and balance, with supple tannins and fine length. This is from an appellation now being recognized as among the world’s finest for Pinot Noir.

 

Viña Eguía 2009 Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain)    $16.99
On the nose, this 100% Tempranillo offers exotic aromas of vanilla, clove and cinnamon.  A smooth, velvety palate has abundant dark cherry and black plum fruit flavors, plus hints of fresh earth, tobacco and Indian spice that carry to the finish.

 

Bonterra 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino County )    $15.99
This Cabernet offers scents of bright cherry, currant, and raspberry, with hints of toasted oak and vanilla. In the glass, flavors of dark cherry and currant come to a lingering finish.  Polished tannins, a moderate palate weight and balanced acidity make it very easy to drink.

 

Allegrini 2010 Palazzo Della Torre (Veneto, Italy)    $22.99
This savory northern Italian red is crafted in an innovative fashion, with a portion of the grapes dried for 3 months prior to pressing.  The result is a sort of “baby Amarone” that offers a silky texture and a complex, refined palate.  A bouquet of floral tones, vanilla and black fruits is followed on the palate by juicy dark cherry and plum fruit, plus complex spice tones.

 

Girard 2011 Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)    $29.99
This beautifully captures Petite Sirah’s lusty elegance. The lust is in the exuberant way that the wine overflows with ripe blueberry, violet, spice, and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Elegance is in its classic structure, in no small part due to the pedigree of the century-old vines that provided the grapes.

 

NEW ARRIVALS:

 

San Giorgio 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Ugolforte (Tuscany, Italy)    $59.99
This Brunello offers a nose of super-ripe dark fruit, flowers, spices, chocolate, sweet oak and a delicate hint of earth.  It’s full-bodied, thick and very rich, full of blackberry, black currant and toasty oak, plus complex notes of anise, menthol, cedar and minerals that form an intense and elegant whole. It ends beautifully on a long, spicy finish.

 

Cline 2010 Syrah (Sonoma County)    $12.99
This Sonoma Syrah offers pleasant scents of plum, black cherry, dried herbs and a hint of mint.  The palate is rich and savory, with plenty of fully ripe black fruit flavors, backed by an intriguing cracked peppercorn note.  Touches of toasty oak and spice emerge on a fruit-filled finish.

 

Terra d’Oro 2012 Pinot Grigio (Santa Barbara County )    $15.99
Terra d’Oro’s 2012 Pinot Grigio is fresh and vibrant, with a fine mineral edge.  A fragrant nose of Bosc pear, peach and orange blossom, reminiscent of a fragrant citrus grove, leads into a flavorful palate of lush white peach and citrus zest flavors.

 

Lagunitas IPA (Petaluma, California)    $5.99
The Lagunitas IPA’s recipe was formulated with malt and hops marrying in a harmony to balance out on the palate, so that you can knock back a couple without wearing yourself out.  It’s refreshingly clean, with a hoppy-sweet finish that’ll leave you craving another sip.

 

Cheers!

 

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

 

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