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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday May 12th, so the Old Town Wine Cellar has a special selection of Featured Wines this week. The line up begins and finishes with a Daou Bodyguard. Daniel and George Daou created the Bodyguard Collection in tribute to their mother, who safeguarded them through times of trial. Stop in to try the tasting and hear the story behind the Bodyguard Collection.


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

DAOU Vineyards 2020 Bodyguard Chardonnay (Paso Robles, California) $36.99/Bottle

Bodyguard Chardonnay is a wine that honors Marie Daou and all the women who lead us to the light when darkness comes. This wine offers fragrant aromas of golden apple, buttered toast, honey, and lilac. The texture is smooth and silky, cascading across the palate with enticing flavors of spiced pear, Granny Smith apple, golden kiwi and honeysuckle. Secondary layers reveal nuances of white peach and toasty oak, hazelnut, honeydew melon and citrus zest. A crisp, clean finish shows length with lingering notes of lemon curd and pineapple.
($15 by the glass)

Trivento Reserve White Malbec 2022 (Mendoza, Argentina) $15.99/Bottle

This wine features tree fruit notes, including green apple, peach, and apple. It is clean and refreshing on the palate and an unconventional choice for those seeking something different from the typical Malbec experience.
($10 by the glass)

Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2020 (Mendoza, Argentina) $22.99/Bottle

Intense red with violet tints. The aromatic profile expresses the sharpness of red fruits such as raspberries and blackberries. Intense and deep on the nose. Full-bodied palate with vibrant tannins. Round structure and a juicy finish. Balanced and velvety, with polished tannins, it will go excellently with a juicy steak.
($10 by the glass)

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon 2022 (Chile) $14.99/Bottle

A robust, ruby red Cabernet with dark fruit and a hint of vanilla. A well-made Cabernet with great structure. Aromas of ripe, red, and black berries with a touch of chocolate. The fresh and juicy palate has good structure and sweet, smooth tannins, persistent finish. This Organic wine is Ideal with Asian and European cuisine and a wide variety of seafood, cheeses, and cold meats.
($7 by the glass)

DAOU 2021 Bodyguard Red Blend (Paso Robles, California) $36.99/Bottle

The Bodyguard Red Blend is a celebration of Marie Daou, showcasing her unique ability for strength and elegance. This wine is bold with aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, berry jam, tobacco and maple syrup reveal trailing scents of pepper, campfire, and chocolate-covered red fruit. The palate entry is big and broad, displaying rich flavors of freshly crushed berries, cured meat and spice. Concentrated dark fruit flavors extend into a sleek, lengthy finish. The wine’s boldness and rich flavors make it a great pairing with hearty meat dishes such as grilled steak or lamb chops. If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, try pairing it with roasted vegetables like eggplant or mushrooms.
($15 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)

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)


Opus One 2018 (Napa Valley, California) $465.99

The 2018 Opus One offers profuse aromas of blackberry, cassis, and black cherry. Elegant notes of violets, white pepper and rose petals follow and together they deliver a very seductive bouquet. The seamlessly layered flavors build to a crescendo of fresh and juicy black fruit, accented with hints of orange zest, licorice, and dark chocolate. Beautifully balanced, the smooth round tannins and fresh acidity combine to create a soft, creamy mouthfeel and extend the flavors into a long persistent finish.

Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2022 (Tuscany, Italy) $18.99

On the nose, this wine presents delicate aromas of white flowers, peach, and pear. On the palate, you will enjoy bright and refreshing flavors of citrus, green apple, and tropical fruits, with a hint of minerality that adds complexity and depth to the wine. The mouthfeel is smooth and elegant, with a light to medium body and a crisp, clean finish that leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Excellent as an aperitif, or accompaniment to light dishes such as grilled vegetables and pasta primavera, as well as a range of seafood.


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

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