Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday and Saturday, June 20th & 21st and also next weekend, June 27th & 28th, the Yuma Art Center (254 S. Main Street) kicks off their 2014 Summer Extravaganza with Dinner Theater in the Art Center Galleries. According to the playbill, “The Metropolitan Museum of Art has come to life! Enjoy a fast-paced series of SEVEN comedic plays and SIX monologues, based on 50+ exhibits at the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Paintings, sculptures, antiquities and ancient fertility gods emerge from their molds and frames. Mix in some artists, guards, critics, lovers, curators together for one very special night and you have this new comedic hit. In fact, even the artwork speaks to the audience!” Tickets are $25, which includes dinner and the show, dinner is at 6PM and the show starts at 7PM. Call the Art Center box office at 373-5202 for tickets and info. Sounds like a great way to jazz up your weekend, after you’ve enjoyed some great wine here at the Wine Cellar!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Schweiger Vineyards 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County) $17.99
This is a bright, lively Sauvignon Blanc with an enticing mix of fresh grapefruit, kiwi, lime and fresh-cut grass aromas. The palate is tangy and balanced, with additional notes of pineapple, gooseberries and minerals.
Francis Coppola 2012 Gia Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $12.99
Gia Pinot Noir has a silky texture, pretty spice notes and flavors of fresh-picked strawberries and raspberries, along with enticing notes of pomegranate and peach. The wine features a refreshing degree of acidity and a harmonious balance that carries it to an elegant finish.
Match Book 2010 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills) $15.99
The Tempranillo grape, native to Spain, produces a noticeably spicy wine, full of juicy red raspberry and cherry fruit. Small additions of Petite Sirah and Graciano grapes contribute depth, structure and richness to this delicious table red.
Alexander Valley Vineyards 2011 Syrah (Alexander Valley) $17.99
This estate-grown Sonoma Syrah offers aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and a slight floral note of violets, followed by classic varietal flavors of blackberry jam, black currant and spice accents of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Hearst Ranch Winery 2011 Three Sisters Cuvée Red (Paso Robles) $21.99
This Paso blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre offers plentiful aromas of strawberry and toffee, along with subtle floral and pepper spice notes. The flavor profile displays ripe dark cherry, strawberry and toasty vanilla flavors supported by refreshing acidity.
Justin 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $24.99
Justin’s 2012 release has just hit the shelves, and it’s as great as ever. Aromas of black cherry, currant and vanilla waft from the glass. A soft, delicate entry is woven into a deep, plush palate that offers flavors of blueberry, cassis and a moderate touch of spice. Ripe, supple tannins with a touch of dark chocolate frame a satisfying finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Acacia 2012 California Chardonnay $14.99
This offers a bright array of citrus flavors, followed up by juicy flavors of ripe apple and pear, plus a light touch of pineapple. The palate offers a richly creamy texture from aging in French oak. A deft mixture of fruit and toast comes to a fresh finish.
Rosenblum Cellars California Zinfandel, Vintner’s Cuvée XXXVI $9.99
This is a bright, jammy ‘fruit-bomb’ Zin, packed full of juicy cherry and red raspberry flavors with a vein of spice coursing through. From the initial savory aromas to the generous finish, it’s a deliciously rich and full-flavored Zinfandel at a great price.
Howe Sound Brewing Total Eclipse of the Hop (British Columbia, Canada) $14.99
Total Eclipse is a high-gravity India Pale Ale that’s brewed with 100% barley, six varieties of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley malt melds nicely with the huge volume of hops in this golden-copper colored brew. Tangy hops mix wonderfully with an intense malty richness that makes this very hard to put down.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364