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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
National Train Day will be observed Saturday, May 11th, and this historic railroad town will be celebrating with its own event at the Yuma
Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
(201 N. 4th Avenue).  It will be the 6th annual nationwide celebration of National Train Day in the United States, but this is Yuma’s first-ever observance of the event.  The railroad was key to the development and growth of Yuma – the first train to enter Arizona crossed the Colorado River from California right here in 1877 at the site now known as Pivot Point Plaza (Madison Avenue at the Colorado River).  The celebration will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday with free admission to the Quartermaster Depot Park, along with door prizes, jump houses, informational and interactive booths, model train displays, historic train displays throughout the grounds, a special “Put Mama on the Train!” raffle and much more.  Prizes will include a round-trip train ride from Yuma to Los Angeles provided by Amtrak, with shuttle services to and from the Amtrak station provided by First Class Shuttle.  Come on down to Old Town, bask in our great spring weather and enjoy some local history.  And feel free to stop by the Wine Cellar while
you’re here!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Mulderbosch 2010 Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch, South Africa)    $14.99
Abundant citrus and tropical fruit scents follow through to the lively palate of this alluring South African Chenin Blanc.  It has luscious flavors of pineapple, citrus and melon plus delicate floral and spice tones from a light degree of oak aging.

Bodegas M 2008 Tinto de Paso Tempranillo (Paso Robles)    $22.99
This Paso Robles Tempranillo offers scents of red cherries and
blueberries.  A pleasant, smooth character on the palate is indicative of the wine’s balanced tannic frame.  Fresh black plum, cherry and dark fruit flavors are accented with notes of anise and vanilla.
Hahn Winery 2010 Syrah (Central Coast)    $14.99
This offers intense aromas of fresh-cracked peppercorns and raspberry jam on the nose.  The entry is full-bodied, full of dark fruits like plum and raspberry.  The palate has enough tannic firmness to stand up to the lush entry, offering a swirl of black cherry and pepper-spice tones that carry through the finish.
Simi 2010 Merlot (Sonoma County)    $17.99
This is an elegant and well-structured Sonoma Merlot, with appealing
aromas of currants and dried herbs on the nose.  The palate is packed with lasting flavors of plums and black cherries, edged with complex notes of cedar, leather and toasty oak.
Kunde 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley)    $19.99
This Sonoma Cabernet is dry, balanced and elegant, with rich blackberry, black raspberry and currant fruit and a pleasant note of dark chocolate.  It’s sleek, smooth and supple on the palate, with complex notes of cedar and eucalyptus that mix pleasantly at the finish.
Zenato 2009 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 and mouth-filling red, with fine, fruit-drenched tannins and a clean, lingering,
mineral and spice finish.
Truchard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Carneros/Napa Valley)

This opens with aromas of raspberry, dark cherry and cassis, with hints
of cedar and vanilla.  The palate is layered with flavors of dark plums, red currants and berry jam.  Firm tannins focus the palate and provide a
lengthy finish of spice and red fruit. The wine was aged 20 months in French
Mi Terruño 2011 UVAS Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)    $12.99
This hand-harvested Malbec from the Lujan sub-region of Mendoza Province is dark and sultry, with savory aromas of herbs and fresh blackberries. The palate offers plenty of ripe, juicy dark fruit flavors on a firm tannic frame.
North Star 2008 Stella Maris (Columbia Valley)    $22.99
This is an elegant, almost aristocratic red blend from Washington, offering
subtle layers of blackberry, cherry and licorice aromas and flavors that come together harmoniously.  The tannins are solid, but not overly firm.  It drinks beautifully now, but will develop for another decade.
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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