Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Fourth of July Weekend 2016 is coming up on us fast, and I just want to let everyone know that for once, there will be no changes to make note of for the Wine Cellar. July Fourth falls on Monday this year, when the Cellar is closed as a matter of course, so this week’s business hours will remain unchanged. That means were here from Tuesday morning at 11PM thru Saturday evening at 6PM, so if you’re staying around town for the holiday weekend, be sure to stop by and check out our great selection of fine wines and craft beers to make your holiday festivities complete. And you can taste this week’s wine selections while you’re at it!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Charles Krug 2014 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley) $15.99
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 flavors of ripe orchard fruits and citrus that stay nicely focused through a crisp finish.
Lincourt 2013 Lindsay’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (Santa Rita Hills) $23.99
Lincourt‘s Estate Pinot Noir is from a hilly, cool-climate site near the Pacific Ocean, a perfect place to grow Pinot. This wine offers a juicy palate of black cherry and raspberry fruit edged with hints of spice, herbs, earthy cedar and sweet tobacco leaf.
Dow 2010 Vale do Bomfim (Douro Valley, Portugal) $12.99
This Portuguese blend of native red varietals has a juicy core of cherry, plum and raspberry flavors marked by firm acidity. The lively fruit is supported by elegant tannins and a fine, savory finish is accented by a light hint of white pepper.
Cercius 2012 Côtes du Rhône (Rhone Valley, France) $14.99
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, this wine aged for 6 months in concrete tanks. It offers a delicious mix of red raspberry fruit, 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.
Martin Ray 2013 Merlot (Napa Valley) $21.99
This Napa Merlot offers aromas of exotic spice, ripe plums and toasty vanillin oak, followed by a supple palate packed with flavors of dark plums and black cherries plus overtones of dark chocolate. A long, satisfying finish completes the package.
Orin Swift 2014 Abstract (California) $35.99
Abstract is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah sourced from hillside vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino County. A vivid nose of ripe stone fruits, cassis and sweet oak notes evolves into a savory flavor profile of dark berry preserves, Asian spice, mocha and a complex element of crushed rock minerality.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Livio Felluga 2014 Pinot Grigio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy) $22.99
This is a full-bodied style of Pinot Grigio from the far northern reaches of Italy that opens with clean, bright aromas of apples, pears and citrus fruits. It’s fresh and lively on the palate, yet surprisingly supple, with crisp apple and peach fruit flavors edged with a complex minerality.
The Federalist 2014 Honest Red (Mendocino, Napa & Sonoma County) $14.99
The Federalist Honest Red Blend is a mix of 55% Merlot, 30% Zinfandel and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, sourced from premium growing regions in Northern California. The wine offers a soft and round mouthfeel with a medley of rich dark fruit flavors and a lightly spicy finish.
Stone Brewing Xocoveza Mocha Stout, Extra Añejo (Escondido) $17.99
The inspiration for Xocoveza was Mexican hot chocolate. Intense cinnamon, cocoa and coffee notes are followed by nutmeg and pepper notes. As it warms up, the flavor elements evolve and the cocoa and vanilla notes really start to open up, with cocoa and cinnamon at the forefront. The coffee, nutmeg and vanilla character follows, with heat from the pasilla peppers coming through at the end.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364