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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


This Wednesday, May 6th, my friends from Yuma Investment Group (YIG), a full-service Personal Financial Planning & Wealth Management Firm based right here in Yuma, will be at the Wine Cellar to host our Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 PM.  In case you weren’t aware, Wednesday is National Nurses Day, and nurses especially are invited to come to the Cellar and enjoy the wine tasting courtesy of YIG.  But of course the offer also extends to all other Wine Cellar attendees Wednesday evening, so plan to drop in if you can and enjoy a sampling of this week’s wines free of charge! 




Bolla 2012 Soave Classico 883 Selection (Veneto, Italy)    $11.99
This is made with 100% Garganega grapes sourced from the heart of the Soave Classico region, from hillside vineyards that are 25 to 30 years old.  It’s a wonderfully crisp and clean white with an intense bouquet of fresh fruit and wild flowers.  The palate offers juicy apricot and peach flavors, with accents of citrus and acacia honey.


Grans-Fassian 2009 Estate Riesling (Mosel Valley, Germany)   $14.99
This is a delicate, detailed Mosel Riesling, with a lively structure and a fine underlay of minerality. Juicy, ripe peach, pear and citrus flavors are enlivened with a snappy acidity, coming to a deliciously refreshing finish. A superb matched with lighter cuisines, and a perfect aperitif wine all by itself.


Moniker 2012 Pinot Noir (Mendocino County)    $22.99
This Mendocino Pinot Noir offers ripe fruit with surprising complexity, with scents of blueberries, violets and tart cherries on the nose and red cherry, cedar and eucalyptus flavors on the palate. Hints of smoke and spice swirl on a long finish.  A blend of fruit sourced from the Anderson, Redwood and Potter Valleys.


Calina 2013 Carmenere Reserva (Maule Valley, Chile)    $10.99
The Carmenere grape is native to France’s Bordeaux region, but it’s now grown almost exclusively in Chile.  This wine offers all of the varietal’s characteristically bold, spicy, smoky essence.  Black raspberry and plum flavors ride on a velvety texture, laced with nuances of tobacco, mocha and herbs.


Carol Shelton 2012 Wild Thing Zinfandel (Mendocino County)    $19.99
‘Wild Thing’ is actually very well-balanced, velvet textured and multilayered. Brambly, bright raspberry and blackberry flavors fill the mouth, with smooth tannins and good acidity that keep this savory Mendocino Zin lively and delicious all the way through the finish.


Zenato 2010 Valpolicella Ripassa (Veneto, Italy)    $29.99
This Ripassa opens with aromas of juicy black plums and coffee-scented spice.  In the mouth, a ripe core of juicy currant and black plum fruit is accented with elements of spice and toasted oak.  It’s a rich, mouth-filling red, with fruit-drenched tannins and a  lingering, spicy finish.




Match Book 2012 Syrah (Dunnigan Hills)    $14.99
Aromas of cherry vanilla, toasted oak and dusty earth are backed by subtle notes of plum and truffle. Flavors of boysenberries and mocha are framed by finely structured tannins. A full-flavored and richly textured Syrah, it ends with a smooth, spicy finish.


Monte Xanic 2013 Chenin Blanc-Colombard (Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico)    $15.99
This Baja California white’s peach, pear and citrus aromas get no interference from oak.  The mouthfeel is friendly and the refreshing, clean flavors of green melon, pear and lime work very well together. The finish is just slightly sweet, with a pleasant hint of vanilla spice.


Graziano 2011 Zinfandel (Mendocino County)    $16.99
This Mendocino Zin offers fresh aromas of dark cherry, boysenberry, plum and spice, with a touch of toast.  Flavors of plum and cherry and a subtle earthiness combine to give this full-bodied wine a deliciously rich mouthfeel. Medium tannins and balanced acidity lead to an elegant, lingering finish.


Monte Volpe 2011 Primo Bianco (Mendocino County)    $11.99
Primo Bianco is a blend of Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Arneis, Pinot Grigio and Cortese grapes, sourced from hillside and benchland vineyards overlooking the Russian River in Mendocino County. It’s crisp and intensely fruity, with appealing aromas and flavors of ruby red grapefruit, peach, fennel and mineral.




Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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