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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Our Featured Wines this week showcase five of the prominent wine growing regions of California. Each region offers superb wines that I think yu are going to enjoy. Hope to see you this week.

I also wanted to let everyone know that the Old Town Wine Cellar will close early at 4:00 PM on Saturday April 27th, to get set up for a special event we are hosting that evening. We will reopen Tuesday at 11:00 AM for our regular hours.


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

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc 2022 (North Coast, California) $18.99

This wine opens with enticing aromas of pineapple, mango, peach, lemon grass, and lychee. The palate offers ripe fruit and crisp citrus flavors of yellow peach, apricot, pear, lime zest, and lemon cream. The palate has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity, and depth.
($10 by the glass)

Hahn 2021 GSM Appellation Series (Arroyo Seco, California) $23.99

Ruby red in color, this wine bursts with aromas of strawberry and blueberry with a touch of lavender and white pepper. On the palate, layers of cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and warm spice are complemented by a round mouthfeel and velvety tannins. Pairs well with Stir Fry Sesame Chicken and Mushrooms or Mushroom Flatbread.
($10 by the glass)

Ferrari Carano 2019 Merlot (Sonoma County, California) $25.99

This is a medium-bodied Merlot, displaying aromas of black cherry, cola, rubbed sage, English Toffee, and vanilla. On the palate, plum galette and leather are complemented by toasty clove imparted by its time in barrel. The fruit forward, easy-drinking qualities of this Merlot make it the perfect wine to pair with any red meat course, Italian entrées and fragrantly-spiced roasted or grilled poultry dishes.
($12 by the glass)

DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 (Paso Robles, California) $25.99

This DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon presents a deep ruby-purple color, with intense aromas of cherry and blackberry jam complemented by dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and desert sage. On the palate, black raspberry, pomegranate, cherry preserve, and Zante currant melds seamlessly with crushed herbs, fig, and cranberry. An impeccably balanced finish flows effortlessly from the juicy mid palate, leaving lovely notes of boysenberry, rhubarb, graphite, and dried thyme.($12 by the glass)

Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Napa Valley, California) $38.99

A bouquet of dark red berry fruit, supported by briary cherry, and tea-leaf herbaceous notes. Juicy and bright strawberry preserves, black raspberry, black cherry, and cola, on the palate supported by delicate hints of mint, mocha, and dark chocolate. Smooth and round tannins, offering a plush texture and mouthfeel leading to a long, savory finish with focused acidity.
($15 by the glass)


Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 (Napa Valley, California) (175.99)/Bottle

An almost-black, opaque garnet core sits in the glass with slow-moving tears falling down the sides. Aromatic notes of ripe cassis, charred ribeye, sandalwood and freshly cut oak pilfer — breathe deeper for more. 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 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 genuinely great in five to six years and onwards.
($32 per glass)

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Alexander Valley, California) $104.99/Bottle

The 2019 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has notes of red cherry, raspberry, blackberry, iris, vanilla, and clove. Ruby in color, this elegant wine has great acidity and lift on the mid-palate. Black currant and warm baking spices linger with a deep and fruity finish. It will provide drinking pleasure through 2047 given proper cellaring. Blend: 95.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1.9% Merlot, 0.4% Petit Verdot. ($25 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

This 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)

Pahlmeyer Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (Napa Valley, California) $75.99/Bottle

Effusive aromas of blackberry pie, cassis, and leather greet the nose, foretelling the full, expressive palate. Intense notes of blackberry and plum interweave with flecks of pink peppercorn and plowed earth, amplified by a lift of fresh acidity. Full-bodied with silky tannins seamlessly melded with the rich fruit, driving to a plush, juicy finish. Nicely concentrated, without being overblown. ($15 per glass)


Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2020 (Tuscany, Italy) $82.99

Aromatically the wine is dark berry driven, with notes of smooth dark chocolate and lingering perfume of almonds. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with flavors of iron, juicy black cherries, bramble, and classically Tuscan dusty tannins.

Mollydooker Sparkling Verdelho Euphoria 2022 (McLaren Vale, Australia) $26.99

Uplifting citrus aromas, fresh apple and stone fruit characters filling the mouth. The crisp, zesty acid dances amongst the fine bubbles and enlivens the palate, giving the wine a fresh & vibrant finish. This Sparkling Verdelho is simple, fun, and uncomplicated…just like life should be!

Highlands 41 Chardonnay 2021 (Monterey, California) $15.99

This refreshing wine shows beautiful flavors of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. With a spicy mid palate and naturally vibrant acidity, the wine’s natural acidity brings it to a crisp, cool, satisfying finish. This Chardonnay was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks with 65% of the wine undergoing a secondary malolactic fermentation.


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

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