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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


I want to alert everyone to a temporary change in business hours here at the Old Town Wine Cellar, which will be in effect for part of this week and the following week. Beginning on Wednesday, June 10th and continuing through the following Wednesday, June 17th, the Wine Cellar will be open from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, instead of our standard 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM hours. The Cellar will keep its normal Saturday hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM this week. Then by Thursday June 18th we’ll be back to our regular weekday business hours. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience to our valued customers, but rest assured we will be pouring our featured wines of the week every day!


FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK: ($10 for a glass, $5 for a half-glass)


Long Meadow Ranch 2017 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)   $19.99 Aromas of figs, kiwi, grapefruit and wildflowers jump from the glass. The palate delivers a mix of kiwi, toasted pine nuts, figs, ruby grapefruit and lemongrass. A subtle creaminess from aging in neutral oak balances the citrus character of the varietal, finishing clean and refreshing.


The Seeker 2017 Riesling (Mosel Valley, Germany)   $12.99 This Riesling is sourced from two famous villages on the Mosel River: Trittenheim and Piesport. Both feature steep riverside vineyards with mineral-laden slate soils and almost perfect growing conditions. This wine is off-dry, with crisp acidity and bright, vibrant fruit.


Route Stock 2017 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)   $24.99 This Sonoma Coast Pinot opens with scents of sweet blackberries and ripe red cherries, and hints of cedar forest plus a light note of rose petal. The palate offers vivid flavors of freshly picked wild berries and exotic Asian spices, yet the wine displays elegance and balance.


Gabbiano 2016 Cavaliere di Oro Chianti Classic Riserva (Tuscany, Italy)   $18.99 This Riserva is a deep ruby in the glass, exuding floral notes of violets with aromas of cherry   jam. The palate is full-bodied and complex, with a rich core of dark cherries and plums that melds harmoniously with savory notes of wood smoke and licorice, extending through a long and satisfying finish.


Pendulum 2017 Red Blend (Columbia Valley)   $19.99 This Columbia Valley assemblage of Petit Verdot (28%), Malbec (27%), Syrah (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%) and Merlot (9%) opens with a bouquet of wild blueberries, crushed flowers, herbs, vanilla and spices. Sleek, rich berry flavors follow, persisting on a lengthy finish along with savory toasted oak, mocha, espresso, and black olive notes.


Alejandro Fernández 2015 Tinto Pesquera (Ribera del Duero, Spain)   $32.99 This Tempranillo opens with deeply scented tones of ripe blueberries and plums, complemented by hints of cedar and roasted coffee. The palate shows outstanding depth, offering layers of ripe black plum and currant fruit flavors on a solid, gripping tannic frame.




Qupé 2013 Grenache, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard (Edna Valley)   $24.99 This is a “cool climate” style of Grenache with a relatively light body and structure. Aromas of brilliant red cherries transition into elegant flavors of raspberry, currant and toast. Best served slightly chilled, it will age gracefully over the next five years.


Chalk Hill 2017 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)   $19.99 This Pinot is from premier vineyards throughout the Sonoma Coast growing regions. A brilliant garnet in the glass, the nose offers hints of cherry, raspberry and plum plus a hint of violet amid subtle spice notes. An elegant, silky mouthfeel and firm acidity frame the wine’s ripe fruit.


Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Aged Muscat (Rutherglen, Australia)   $15.99 This opens with a fabulous bouquet of toffee, melted caramel, brown sugar and hazelnuts. It’s full and rich on the palate, with flavors that echo the nose. Australia is a treasure-trove of these fabulously succulent, rich and honeyed dessert wines, referred to as “stickies” by the Aussies.




Mike Shelhamer

Old Town Wine Cellar

265 S. Main Street, Suite E

Yuma, Arizona 85364


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