Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday, April 22nd, ARTbeat 10, the annual juried art show and sale sponsored by the City of Yuma Parks, Art & Recreation Commission will celebrate its tenth anniversary here on the Main Street Plaza and the Yuma Art Center in Historic Downtown. ARTbeat is an eclectic mix of both recognized and emerging local, regional and international artists who work in a variety of artistic mediums and styles, including sculpture, painting, jewelry, graphic design, glass, ceramics, photography and mixed media. From 4 to 9PM, the art displays will be accompanied by live musical performances and a fun party atmosphere on the Plaza, so head on downtown this Saturday and enjoy some great art along with our fantastic Yuma spring weather!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Mount Eden 2013 Chardonnay, Wolff Vineyard (Edna Valley) $21.99
This opens with lush tropical tones of orange blossoms, pineapple and honeyed peach, along with a buttery note of pastry crust. The elegant palate brings in a measure of balancing minerality, and a satisfying measure of toasty oak adds to the wine’s creamy, rich character.
Pali Wine Company 2013 Huntington Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) $19.99
Huntington is crafted from premium Pinot Noir fruit sourced from vineyards throughout the Santa Barbara coastal region, and then carefully blended to create the best expression of the unique character of that area. It was aged in French oak barrels (30% new) for 12 months.
Cantina Zaccagnini 2013 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy) $15.99
This native southern Italian red is an intense ruby red in hue, with a rich bouquet of blackberries and flowers. The flavors are lavish and rich; a mix of dark cherries and plums with elements of rhubarb, cocoa and coffee. The mouthfeel is velvet soft, with mellow tannins.
Shoo Fly 2014 Shiraz (South Australia) $14.99
Shoo Fly opens with hints of spicy red berry fruits, plums and mint. In the mouth it’s a succulent thunderbolt of pure Shiraz, right to the last sip. Showing plenty of brawn as well as a surprising degree of finesse, it culminates with an irresistable “have another glass” finish.
Château Aney 2010 Haut-Médoc (Bordeaux, France) $24.99
This château lies between St-Julien and Margaux, at the center of the great wines of the region where terroir imparts exceptional quality and provides ideal growing conditions. The wines of Château Aney possess a finesse and balance that make them both approachable when young yet very well-suited for cellaring.
Venge Vineyards 2015 Scout’s Honor Red (Napa Valley) $34.99
The Scout’s Honor offers a gorgeous nose of stone fruits, crushed violets, cherries, anise and a touch of honeysuckle. On the palate, old-vine Zinfandel offers super-ripe blackberry fruit and peppery spice, with an enveloping masculinity of tannins and char from Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Conti Costanti 2011 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $79.99
This begins with aromas of super-ripe dark fruit, flowers, spices, chocolate, sweet oak and a delicate hint of earth. It’s full-bodied, savory and rich, with blackberry, black cherry and toasty oak character, and complex hints of anise and cedar that create an intense and elegant whole, on a velvety tannic frame.
Bodegas Toro Albalá Oloroso Sherry (Montilla-Moriles, Spain) $21.99
Made from a solera that contains reserve wines approaching a century in age, this is a rich and elegant Oloroso sherry averaging over 15 years of age. It offers a deliciously round and silky texture, with a long finish reminiscent of toffee and hazelnuts. Non-fortified, it has only the natural alcohol created by its fermentation in the classic solera method.
Skyfall Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) $15.99
The Skyfall Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and elegant, with scents of black currants and dark cherries accented by hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Alluring flavors of blackberries and blueberries create a lush mid-palate, ending with a rich, savory finish.
Lindemans Cuvée René Oude Gueuze (Belgium) $12.99
The Cuvée René is an Oude Gueuze made in the ancient style, a blend of 1 and 3 year old lambic beers made only with wild yeasts. It’s the original “sour beer”, with a unique mixture of tongue-tingling, tart yet delicious flavors that will truly energize your palate.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364