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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Summer is definitely upon us, and the Yuma Summer Six Pac continues this week, Friday to Sunday, June 22nd – 24th at the Historic Yuma Theatre here in Old Town (254 S. Main).  The Arizona Western College Theatre presents
William Shakespeare’s classic play “Hamlet.”  Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids 13 and under; available at the Yuma Art Center box office (same address) and the Yuma Civic Center on Avenue A; also available at the door before the show and on-line at  Shows begin at 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 PM Sunday.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Soléna 2010 Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon)    $18.99
Spicy pear and lime aromas greet the nose, complemented by a subtle floral and honey character.  On the palate, juicy orchard fruit and tangy citrus flavors strike a fine balance between depth and energy. It finishes fresh and clean, with lingering pear and lime zest tones accented by a crisp mineral edge.
Decoy 2010 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County)    $22.99
Decoy presents a plush, approachable expression of Pinot that’s crafted to
be ready upon release. The aromas offer enticing layers of Bing cherries,
anise, cola and mint.  On the palate, the wine displays rich layers of raspberry, Santa Rosa plum and morel mushroom, all of it underscored by balanced acidity that carries to a long and satisfying finish.
Jade Mountain 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa County / Lake
County)    $14.99

Jade Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards in Napa and neighboring Lake Counties.  The balance between sunny days and cool nights in these growing areas develops complex flavors and firm, supple tannins in Cabernet Sauvignon.  The ripe, fruit-forward quality of this wine is nicely balanced by a pleasant touch of earthiness.
Castello Banfi 2009 Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy)    $22.99
Made from 100% Sangiovese, Rosso di Montalcino is known as “baby Brunello.”  It’s aged much  less than its elder, more prestigious sibling – 12 months in barrel followed by at least 6 months in the bottle before release.  It offers a round, velvety palate profile and a generous body – characteristics very similar to those found in the great Brunellos.
Bonterra 2009 Zinfandel (Mendocino County)    $15.99
Made only with organically grown grapes from cool Mendocino area
vineyards, this is a zesty and youthful “fruit-bomb” style of Zinfandel,
overflowing with red raspberry, cracked pepper and spicy licorice flavors.

Beaulieu Vineyard 2009 BeauRouge (Napa Valley)    $29.99
BV’s new BeauRouge shows true winemaking artistry in the blending of grape varietals to make a layered and complex, yet fruit-forward wine.  Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot contribute an opulent blackberry, plum and chocolate character.  Nine other red grape varietals combine to add a complex mixture of fruit notes and spice.

Bonterra 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino County)   $15.99
This Cabernet offers scents of red cherries, currants and raspberries, plus spicy notes of cedar and dried cranberries and a slight touch of vanilla.  In the glass, juicy currant and black cherry flavors abound on a very approachable, rich and savory mouthfeel.
Chimney Rock 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)   $64.99
This Cabernet offers classic black raspberry scents, with cassis, mocha,
vanilla and clove accents.  On the palate it’s silky smooth, with delicious flavors of blackberry, cassis, vanilla and roast coffee, along with a spiciness that perfectly typifies the Stags’ Leap appellation.
Sonoma-Cutrer 2010 Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)
S-C’s Russian River Ranches Chardonnay opens with lush aromas of apple, peach, tropical fruits and slightly smoky spice tones.  The palate combines
crisp, fresh flavors of Asian pear with hints of jasmine blossom, and a richly creamy, “sur-lie” quality is nicely balanced by a clean, tingling minerality at the finish.


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

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