04/23/2013 Newsletter

04/23/2013 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
In addition to our ever-popular Thursday & Friday wine tastings, this week the Old Town Wine Cellar will offer another of our occasional Saturday beer tastings.  We’ll pour a selection of our more than 50 great imported beers & ales and American craft brews, commencing at 2:00 PM and continuing until closing at 6:00 PM.  The Cellar’s beer tastings are always lots of fun, so if you’re in town this weekend be sure to stop by Saturday afternoon and join in!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass
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La Sirena 2011 Moscato Azul (Napa Valley/Paso Robles)   $29.99
The Moscato Azul exhibits the uniquely perfumed bouquet, spiciness and tropical fruit and floral character that are typical of the Muscat varietal.  It’s wonderfully clean and fresh on the palate, offering tons of flavor and staying enticingly fresh and surprising dry all through a crisp finish.
Kenwood 2011 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)    $17.99
Russian River Valley soils combined with the nearby Pacific Ocean’s foggy influence makes ideal conditions for growing great Pinot Noir.  Aromas of raspberry and black cherry mingle with spicy hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  The palate exhibits bright acidity, with a smooth texture and a lingering finish.
Sicoris 2009 Costers Del Segre (Spain)    $15.99
A Spanish blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Cabernet and 25% Tempranillo, plus small additions of Merlot and Syrah.  It was aged for 10 months in a mix of French and American oak. Savory notes of cedar, spices and violets on the nose lead on to a round, pleasant and smooth-textured red.
Tormaresca 2009 Torcicoda Primitivo (Puglia, Italy)    $19.99
On the nose, this Puglian Primitivo offers an array of dark fruit scents and
exotic spice tones, plus a hint of toasted almonds.  The palate has rich flavors of blackberries and black cherries, with hints of herbs and black licorice.  Both tannins and acidity are distinct but keenly balanced, framing a long, velvety finish
Artezin 2007 Petite Sirah (Mendocino County)    $21.99
Vivid, pure blackberry, raspberry and blueberry flavors are terrifically ripe, juicy and deeply concentrated.  Full-bodied tannins manage to stay in the background to let a delicious core of dark fruit flavors swirl on the palate.  Peppery accents enliven the lasting finish.
Mer Soleil 2004 LATE (Santa Lucia Highlands)    $32.99
Botrytis Cinerea is a naturally-occurring fungus that occasionally attacks fully-ripened grapes and causes them to develop a concentrated, nectar-like sweetness.  This botrytised late-harvest Viognier offers warm, rich aromas of apricot nectar and honey that are reflected in the flavors, with orange and citrus zest accents enriched by tangy acidity.
NEW ARRIVALS:
Mer Soleil 2011 Silver Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands)
$23.99
Mer Soleil’s Silver unites the crisp essence of classic Chablis with the tropical accents of Pacific Coast Chardonnay.  Fermented and aged in cement tanks, this is crisp and lively, with citrus aromas that lead to tangy flavors of green apple and lemon zest.  A subtle mineral quality and bright acidity enlivens the finish.
Austin Hope Cellars 2008 Treana Red (Paso Robles)    $29.99
The 2008 Treana has a deep ruby hue and displays up-front aromas of ripe, dark fruits and exotic spice.  Rich, explosive flavors of mulberry, cherry and plum are accented by an exotic mix of mocha, tobacco and toasty oak notes.  Depth and power come from the 70% Cabernet Sauvignon component; 30% Syrah lends an inviting silky softness.
Once Upon A Vine 2010 Big Bad Red Blend (California)    $11.99
The Big Bad Red Blend is plenty big, and it’s pretty good too!  It’s a rich, smooth and very fruit-forward blend with just enough spice to keep it interesting.  It’s the perfect red to serve for just about any occasion.
Four Vines 2008 Bailey Vineyard Syrah (Amador County) $27.99
Sitting at a height of 3,000 feet in the Sierra Foothills, the Bailey Vineyard experiences cool nights that create beautifully complex fruit.  This wine
begins with an enticing blackberry and red currant bouquet, and a note
of vanilla. The palate has vivid juicy plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit,
with floral accents and a hint of espresso coming in on the finish.
Cheers!
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405
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