05/12/2015 Newsletter

05/12/2015 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

 

This Saturday, May 16th will bring another of our occasional Saturday Afternoon Beer Tastings.  We gotten in some great new imported brews and domestic craft beers that we’re pretty excited about, so stop by the Wine Cellar Saturday afternoon and give them a try!  The tasting fee is just $5, and as always the beers will be available by the glass as well.  We’ll go from noon to 5 PM, so make your way downtown this weekend and raise a toast to our men and women in uniform – Saturday is Armed Forces Day.  And don’t hesitate to drop by the Cellar any time to sample the usual lineup of great wines!

 

THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:

 

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.

 

Antinori 2012 Santa Cristina Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy)   $11.99
A perfect ruby red in color, this Tuscan blend crafted by the renowned Piero Antinori offers an alluring bouquet of raspberry and cherry fruit, along with notes of violet and cedar.  The palate is bursting with delicious berry and plum fruit, accented by a light hint of pepper.

 

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.

 

Palacios Remondo 2011 La Montesa (Rioja, Spain)    $18.99
A blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Mazuelo grapes, La Montesa opens with scents of ripe red fruits along with light notes of vanilla and toasty oak.  The mouthfeel is smooth and silky, with rich flavors of dark plum and cherry and a touch of licorice.

 

Trivento 2012 Golden Reserve Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)    $24.99
Trivento’s Golden Reserve offers rich aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black olives, violets and fennel.  The palate is smooth and plush, with vivid layers of cherry, fig and raspberry fruit followed by cocoa, cedar and licorice notes on a muscular finish.

 

Martin Ray 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $24.99
This mountain-grown Napa Cab offers gorgeous fruit purity, with ripe, fleshy plum, currant and berry flavors framed by firm yet beautifully polished tannins. The result is a concentrated, finely focused wine that’s intense and rich, yet exquisitely balanced.

 

NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:

 

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.

 

Cheers!

 

Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405

 

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