Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick note this week to let everyone know that the Wine Cellar will be CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday. But we will be open this Tuesday and Wednesday (this month’s Wine, Women & Networking event will be held as usual on the first Wednesday of the month, July 3rd) and Friday and Saturday as well, so if you’re not heading out of town for the holiday weekend, we hope you’ll make time to join us here at the Cellar for our daily wine tasting, or just to enjoy a glass. Happy Birthday USA!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Miraflores 2016 Chardonnay (Sierra Foothills) $22.99 Miraflores Chardonnay combines the crisp freshness of a French Chablis with the rich character of California Chardonnay. Fresh and lively citrus aromas lead into flavors of ripe apple and pear, with underlying notes of tropical fruit. Clean, mouthwatering acidity lifts the finish.
Fog Theory 2014 Pinot Noir (Santa Rita Hills) $19.99 The cool climate of the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County near the Pacific Ocean creates an elegant, Burgundian style of Pinot Noir that offers balanced acidity, a light garnet hue, silky tannins and rich black-fruit flavors.
Black Ink Proprietary Red (California) $11.99 Black Ink is a juicy and fruit-filled blend of Syrah, Merlot, Malbec and Zinfandel. The best description is liquid blackberry cobbler enhanced with flavors of black plums and licorice, coming to a rich, lip-smacking finish.
St. Hallett 2015 Faith Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) $15.99 The Faith offers vibrant black cherry, red raspberry and rich chocolate flavors, balanced with smooth, supple tannins and a touch of vanillin oak. The overall palate effect is of rich ripe fruit and a fine generosity of flavor – classic Barossa Shiraz.
Pascual Toso 2015 Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina) $19.99 This is a finely focused, elegant yet muscular red, with ripe, juicy red raspberry fruit and hints of mocha, mint and spice on the nose. It’s rich and savory on the palate, packed with blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit. The fruit is framed with smooth, supple tannins.
Provenance 2015 Merlot (Napa Valley) $24.99 Tom Rinaldi was Duckhorn Vineyards’ winemaker for more than 20 years before launching his own Provenance Winery. This Merlot, sourced from some of Napa Valley’s best vineyard sites, opens to lush red currant, blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors accented by notes of pepper and black olives. A round, smooth tannic frame cloaks a lush and lingering finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Trivento 2015 Golden Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina) $22.99 This Argentinean Cabernet pours an intense red with garnet tones. A complex nose offers rich, ripe dark fruit aromas, with overtones of spice and toast. On the palate, elements of pepper, cedar and chocolate give a fine balance with the abundant dark fruit and firm tannins.
Castelfeder 2018 Vom Stein Pinot Bianco (Alto Adige, Italy) $19.99 “Vom Stein” refers to the soil composition of the Castelfeder vineyards. They lie at an altitude of 2,000 feet above sea level with soils primarily composed of dolomite limestone, which imparts structure, elegance and freshness to this Burgundian grape varietal. The result is a lively and vibrant, yet pleasantly rich white.
Modern Times Critical Band Hazy Tropical IPA (San Diego) $4.99 This deeply juicy stunner is brewed using Denali, Ekuanot, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. The result is a blast-wave of pineapple, papaya and pink grapefruit over a mild, restrained malty core, wrapping up with a crisp finish that will leave you with an intense desire for another sip…
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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