Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This coming Saturday, July 9th, the Old Town Wine Cellar will present another of our celebrated Saturday Afternoon Beer Tastings. We’ll get things started at noon and go all the way until 6PM, with a selection of our extensive lineup of great American craft beers and imported brews available to sample for just a $5 tasting fee. It’s a fine way to beat the heat as summer really bears down on us – hope you can make it Saturday!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Torres 2014 Verdeo (Rueda, Spain) $11.99
This 100% Verdejo wine is pale gold in the glass, with glints of green. Intense and fragrant, it offers clean floral notes of lemon blossom against an enticingly ripe fruit backdrop of quince and pear, finishing with the fresh herbaceous expression of fennel that’s typical of this Spanish varietal.
Villadoria 2010 Nebbiolo Bricco Magno (Piedmont, Italy) $15.99
This Langhe Nebbiolo is a beautiful clear garnet in the glass. The nose offers a mix of toasty vanilla, rose petal and spice notes. The palate is velvety and welcoming, with a warm, complex profile of red cherry fruit, licorice, spices and a subtle underlay of earthy accents.
Domaine Lafage 2013 Tessellae Vieilles Vignes (Côtes Catalanes, France) $14.99
This wine is made from Carignan grapes sourced from 70 year-old vines growing in the Côtes Catalanes region very near the Spanish border. It’s fermented in concrete tanks and neutral oak in order to preserve the natural purity and complexity of fruit obtained from such old vines.
Manteo 2014 Red Blend (Sonoma County) $16.99
A selection of fruit from vineyards located thoughout Sonoma County, the Manteo Red shows fine depth and richness and balanced flavors of boysenberry, black cherry and cassis. A blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah grapes.
Monte Xanic 2012 Cabernet-Merlot (Valle de Guadelupe, Mexico) $23.99
This Cabernet-Merlot blend opens with aromas of dry herbs, tobacco leaf and spice notes. It’s reminiscent of a Bordeaux red, but has a creamier feel, softer tannins and more overt oak in the mix. The finish brings in mocha, coffee, dark chocolate and light nuances of white pepper.
Hearst Ranch Winery 2013 The Pergola Petite Sirah (Paso Robles) $26.99
This Petite is smooth, rich and polished, with layers of blackberry, blueberry and plum fruit. Lush and super-saturated, it literally coats the palate, with floral and spice elements adding to its abundantly ripe black fruit flavors. It’s a big and bold, yet silky-smooth mouthful of red.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Byron 2014 Neilson Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) $18.99
Sourced from three Santa Barbara County appellations, the Santa Rita Hills, Los Alamos and Santa Maria Valley, this offers fragrant aromas of dark cherries with an overlay of seasoned oak. The flavor profile shows a core of rich black fruits edged by elements of earth and spice, with moderate tannins.
Cambria 2013 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley) $15.99
Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay offers aromas of fresh mango, ripe pear, lemon, vanilla bean and spice. Those fruit elements dominate the palate as well, and are accentuated by a bright, well-balanced acidity with a subtle measure of toasty oak.
Stone Brewing Locoveza Mocha Stout, Extra Añejo (Escondido) $17.99
At first, the brewers at Stone were super-bummed when a bunch of barrels of their prized Xocoveza had inexplicably soured. Until they tasted it. They discovered that the souring microflora had transported these barrel-aged mocha stouts to some crazy new depths. Taste the irrationally delicious results of a great barrel-aged beer gone loco!
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364