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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
With the weather continuing to warm up we have included two white wines in our selection of Featured Wines. Both are crisp and refreshing, perfect for a warm summer day. This week also marks the beginning of May, so we are offering a top rack wine as our number five in the selection of Featured Wines of the week; The Prisoner, always a favorite. Be sure to stop and have a taste or glass before it is all gone.


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

La Scola Gavi 2022 (Piedmont, Italy) $18.99/Bottle

Known as the “Gran Cru of Gavi” this wine is light straw in color with aromas of peaches, lemons, green apples, and wet stones. Crisp, delicate, and very dry with a medium body and mineral, textured finish.
($10 by the glass)

Provenance Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (North Coast, California) $21.99/Bottle

This Sauvignon Blanc captures the flavor profile of grapes grown in the Rutherford AVA, in the center of Napa Valley. Aged in sur lie for creamy nuances and texture. Semillon is blended in, for melon notes and a silky mouthfeel. Some favorite pairings include fresh greens with warmed goat cheese, sautéed scallops, grilled fish or chicken, and angel hair pasta with basil pesto.
($10 by the glass)

Black Slate Priorat Escaladei Vi de la Vila 2019 (Priorat, Spain) $24.99/Bottle

Black Slate Escaladei, a blend of Garnatxa, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carinyena, are sourced from the foothills of the Montsant mountains. It stands out among its Black Slate siblings as the most elegant of the lineup, being inclined more towards red fruit than black, with a high-toned minerality and spiciness.
($10 by the glass)

Michele Chiarlo Cipressi Barbera 2020 (Piedmonte, Italy) $29.99/Bottle

A bright ruby red, this wine has notes of violets, blackberries, raspberries, and spices. It is a full bodied, well-structured, and harmonious wine. The finish is long and savory. Pair with cured meats, pasta with meat sauce, steak, and risotto.
($12 by the glass)

The Prisoner 2021 Red Blend (Oakville, California) $49.99/Bottle

The Prisoner Red Blend was inspired by the wines first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. Bright aromas of ripe raspberry, vanilla, and coconut give way to flavors of fresh and dried blackberry, pomegranate, and vanilla, which linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish. Great pairing with Short Ribs or Chicken Mole Tostada.
($18 by the glass)


Dana Estates Onda Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (Napa Valley, California) $310.99/Bottle

The 2019 Onda Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of blackberries, baking spice, and plum tart. Intermingled with the fruit are notes of coffee and a hint of graphite. Rich fruit with dense flavors of black cherries, plums, and currants layer with graphite and a briny minerality. The velvety mid-palate transitions to flavors of black truffle, brioche, and blackberry on the finish. The predominantly hillside provenance of the grapes lends a broad mouth coating tannin backbone. New Offering ($60 per 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)

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 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) $31.99

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the principal wine of Poliziano. Revered by nobility through the centuries, Vino Nobile was often hailed as “the wine of kings.” Today, Vino Noble is still considered to be special. Poliziano uses 85% Prugnolo Gentile in their blend, along with two traditional Tuscan varieties, Colorino and Canaiolo, and a bit of Merlot. The complementary varieties add color, depth, and complexity to the elegance of the Sangiovese.

Telluride Brewing Co. Alpengose Drink a Peach (Telluride, Colorado) $4.99

This Leipzig-style Gose is loaded with peaches from Honey Rock Landing in Dominguez Canyon on the Gunnison River, which adds a layer of fruity goodness to this tart and citrusy sour ale. It’s balanced by the spicy character of coriander and mineral mouthfeel from Himalayan salt. This beer is the perfect pairing for warmer weather (or any time it’s around!).


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

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