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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


Life must go on in the midst of our current rather disheartening situation, and part of that is that pretty much everyone is dining at home, whether or not by choice. Now personally, I like to cook, but whether it’s a joy you’re re-discovering or a just a chore you’re now having to shoulder, good wine sure makes a home-cooked meal a much more enjoyable experience. That’s where the Old Town Wine Cellar comes in. The Cellar is open for business, with our regular hours of 11AM – 7PM Tuesday to Friday and 10AM – 6PM Saturday. As most everyone knows, we have a multitude of great wine choices available to choose from, and interesting new ones continue to arrive every week (see below). Curbside pickup for customers who prefer to not come into the shop is no problem – just call ahead with your order (373-0405) and I’ll be happy to bring it out to your car. So hang in there – hope to see you soon!




Martin Ray 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)   $22.99 This rich, mountain-grown Napa Cabernet has gorgeous fruit purity, with ripe, fleshy black plum, currant and berry flavors that are framed and supported by firm yet nicely polished tannins. The result is a concentrated, finely focused wine that’s intense and rich, yet beautifully balanced.


Domäne Wachau 2017 Federspiel Riesling (Wachau, Austria)   $22.99 The Federspiel Riesling reflects the cool climate and rocky soils of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Orange peel flashes its aromatic headiness from the glass. The palate displays a similar citrus focus: zesty lemon blends in with ripe notions of mandarin, orange and tangerine. It’s clean, tangy and wonderfully aromatic, as well as exquisitely light and dry.


Bodegas Iranzo 2018 Spartico (Utiel-Requena, Spain)   $12.99 Spartico is an equal mix of hand-harvested Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from certified organic vineyards. The wine truly captures the pure expression of the grapes, without the use of any additives, including sulfites, and is completely un-oaked. It’s fruit-filled and juicy, with a smooth, soft mouthfeel but still plenty of tannic grip.


Gerard Bertrand 2015 Cotes de Roses (Languedoc, France)   $15.99 This red absolutely sings of southern France. The nose is redolent with violets, dried herbs, cassis and raspberries. The palate is smooth and enticing, offering black cherry, raspberry and currant fruit flavors, accented by hints of violets, herbs and earth. It ends on a bright, persistent finish with a nice kick of peppery spice.




Mike Shelhamer

Old Town Wine Cellar

265 S. Main Street, Suite E

Yuma, Arizona 85364


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