Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
While I see a number of local restaurants have already re-opened for some in-house dining, with the necessary spacing and occupancy restrictions and other measure required by state and local authorities, the Wine Cellar is not quite there yet with regard to pouring wines again here in the Cellar. We’re still looking into how we can do so and still meet all the new requirements to safely serve in-house, so please stay tuned as we sort it all out over the next week or so. In the meantime, we are of course still open for retail business, with our regular days and hours of 11AM to 7PM Tuesday – Friday and 10AM to 6PM on Saturday, and we will continue to offer curbside pickup for anyone who would rather not come into the shop – just call ahead (373-0405). So please be bear with us – we’re getting there!
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Mercer Estates 2015 Sharp Sisters Red (Horse Heaven Hills, Washington) $24.99 The 2015 Sharp Sisters Red is a blend of Cabernet, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Grenache, all from estate vineyards. A deep ruby in the glass, it has a vivid nose of ripe berry and currant fruit, with hints of white pepper, mint and toast. The palate is a rich mix of blackberry, cherry and mocha, coming to a lovely, herbal-tinged finish.
Black Stallion 2018 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) $16.99 Black Stallion 2018 Sauvignon Blanc opens with vibrant notes of guava, lemongrass and honeysuckle, plus exotic wafts of fresh hay, dried herbs and elderflower. A lush, textured palate has a deceptively racy backbone and an herbal and mineral-edged lift at the finish.
Rodney Strong 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County) $17.99 This elegantly crafted and finely balanced Sonoma Cabernet exudes raspberry and blackberry aromas, with touches of spice, cedar and vanilla. Rich black fruit flavors mingle on the velvety palate, and delicate accents of eucalyptus linger at the finish.
Bodega Numanthia 2016 Termes Tinto de Toro (Toro, Spain) $19.99 Termes stands out for its lively character that perfectly expresses the Toro region of northwestern Spain. Extended maceration of the grapes and regular racking during 16 months of French oak aging gives this Tempranillo a fine mix of fruit and texture, enlivened by savory accents of mocha and spice.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364