Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick note this week about a temporary change in business hours here at the Old Town Wine Cellar that will be in effect from Friday, June 17th through the following Thursday, June 23rd. The Wine Cellar will be open from 1PM to 7PM, rather than our normal 11AM to 7PM schedule. We’ll return to the regular business hours effective Friday, June 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience to our valued customers, but rest assured our daily wine tastings will continue uninterrupted!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Jam Cellars 2015 Butter California Chardonnay $17.99
Rich, bold and luscious, this is an easy-to-like, buttery California Chard. Made unabashedly in the style that made Chardonnay so popular in the first place, it opens with juicy, ripe tropical fruit and baked lemon aromas. It’s cold fermented to attain a rich creaminess and then barrel aged for a toasty, vanilla-laced finish.
Miraflores 2014 Misión 1853 (Sierra Foothills) $23.99
This wine was made with 100% Mission grapes from the Deaver family’s Misión Vineyard. Planted in 1853, it’s the oldest continuously producing vineyard in the United States. Mission was the original wine grape planted in North America, used at the old Spanish Missions of Mexico and California for sacramental wine. It’s a lighter-bodied and highly enjoyable red.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2014 Chianti Castiglioni (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99
Tuscany is considered the heart and soul of Italian wines, and the Frescobaldi family has been making wine there for over 800 years. The Castiglioni is a fruity, generous Chianti, with raspberry, cherry and plum flavors edged by exotic notes of spice and herbs.
North by Northwest 2013 Red Blend (Columbia Valley) $15.99
This Washington blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon offers an alluring nose of blackberry fruit and notes of spicy vanilla. A robust, fruit-filled palate is framed with smooth, silky tannins.
Seghesio 2014 Zinfandel (Sonoma County) $22.99
This acclaimed Sonoma Zinfandel has an aromatic bouquet full of plum, blackberry and blueberry, with hints of red currants and black pepper. It’s a full-bodied wine with excellent structure that’s true to the varietal, nicely enhanced by a pleasant touch of toast on the palate.
Emevé 2013 Armonía de Tintos (Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico) $24.99
Armonia de Tintos (“Harmony of Reds”) is a Baja California cuvée of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. The wine offers rich, intense aromas of cassis and strawberry on the nose and follows with a palate of ripe dark fruits, mocha and toasty oak.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Hess Collection 2012 19 Block Cuvée (Mt. Veeder – Napa Valley) $34.99
This is named for the 19 vineyard blocks on the Hess Veeder Summit Vineyard, located at an altitude of almost 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley floor. It’s a fleshy and concentrated red, with ample tannins and black cherry, wild berry and cassis fruit flavors that carry to a lasting finish. A blend of 60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.
Cercius 2012 Côtes du Rhône (Rhone Valley, France) $14.99
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, this aged for 6 months in concrete tanks. It offers loads of red raspberry, licorice, spice and Provencal herbs as well as a soft, silky textured feel on the palate. From vines that are up to 90 years old, this is un-fined and unfiltered, a quintessential Côtes du Rhône.
Hangar 24 Essence Double IPA (Redlands, California) $8.99
The Essence is a traditional West Coast IPA, enhanced by generous additions of navel oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit, all grown locally in Redlands, CA. This is an exciting brew, with a pleasant, defining bitterness, a perfect choice for warm weather refreshment.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364