Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Our latest installment of homegrown entertainment here in Old Town, courtesy of the Yuma Art Center’s Summer Six Pac, kicks off this week at the Historic Yuma Theatre (254 S. Main Street). Showtimes are 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, July 13th & 14th and 2:00 PM Sunday, July 15th, with repeat performances the following weekend, July 20th – 22nd. This part of the Six Pac is a comedic stage playentitled California Schemin’, presented and performed by members of the City of Yuma Employee Association (COYEA).
The COYEA folks describe the play as “a comedy of hustlin’ proportions.
Roger Galais is a small time hustler, in a desperate fight to save his home/office from his ex-wife’s get-rich-quick plot to turn it into a mini-mall. When he’s joined by an inventor, an oil heiress, a would-be comic and a gay activist, hilarious results ensue. Will Roger be able to come up with $1,500 in 24 hours to save his house? Join us for a good time and find out!” All
proceeds from the play will go to COYEA’s scholarship fund. Reserved seating tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids 13 & under; you can get yours at the door prior to the show or ahead of time at the Art Center Box Office (same address, 373-5202).
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING – $10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass:
Rocca di Montemassi 2009 Vermentino Calasole (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99
Vermentino is a grape grown in coastal Italy that makes an aromatic dry white, with a spicy, floral bouquet like Viognier and a crisply dry finish reminscent of Sauvignon Blanc. The Calasole exhibits ripe scents of peach, pear and honeydew. The body is substantial yet fresh, with enticing citrus and peach tones and a clean mineral finish.
Domaine Carneros 2008 Estate Pinot Noir (Carneros) $32.99
This estate-produced and bottled Pinot Noir was aged 10 months in French oak barrels. It opens with a lovely bouquet of black raspberries and cherries, spice, anise and cedar. A core of rich black cherry fruit is enhanced by complex hints of herbs, oak toast and earth. It’s beautifully balanced and smooth as silk, and very easy to drink…
L. A. Cetto 2006 Nebbiolo Reserva (Valle de Guadelupe, México) $24.99
This Baja California wine was aged in French oak for twelve months and
bottle-aged two more years. It has an intense ruby-red color with flashes of garnet, flavors of ripe plums and black cherries, and undertones of cedar, vanilla, spice and oak. The palate is velvety, dry and well-rounded.
Penelope Sanchez 2010 Tinto Joven (Campo de Borja, Spain) $11.99
The grapes for the un-oaked Penelope Sanchez (85% Grenache & 15% Syrah)
were crushed by foot. The wine begins with an alluring bouquet of spice, cedar and black cherries. On the palate, it’s an elegant yet succulent red, with flavors of currant preserves and a dash of café latte.
Viña MontGras 2009 Quatro Reserva (Colchagua Valley, Chile) $16.99
This four-way Chilean blend is a deep ruby shading to purple, with lush aromas of black currant and cherries plus hints of vanilla and freshly roasted
coffee. On the palate, the wine is saturated, ripe and fleshy, offering flavors of blackberry, dark plum and coffee that end with touches of toast and spice.
Roth Estate 2008 Merlot (Alexander Valley) $26.99
Roth Estate Merlot is a densely structured wine with aromas of black
cherries, violet, cedar and a touch of spice. On the palate, rich flavors of blackberries, black currants and dark chocolate mingle on the smooth-as-silk mouthfeel, ending in a long finish.
Coudelet de Beaucastel 2009 Côtes du Rhône (Rhone Valley,
Beaucastel is the most renowned estate in the southern Rhône Valley. The Coudelet Cotes du Rhone offers intense, coffee-and-spice-drenched aromas of raspberries and cherries, edged with vivid licorice and floral tones. Deeply wrought berry and cherry compote flavors stain the palate, finishing with firm, chewy tannins plus a savory note of licorice.
Lock & Key 2009 Meritage (North Coast) $15.99
The Lock & Key is a true Meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The fruit for this wine was sourced from premier vineyards in Sonoma and Lake Counties, and the grapes vinified separately, cold-soaked for rich extraction and French oak-aged. It offers ripe, plush fruit flavors, a nice hint of spice and a fine, silky finish.
X Winery 2009 Red X Blend (North Coast) $14.99
The 2009 Red X greets the nose with ripe raspberry, dark plum and a hint of
licorice. It drenches the palate with ripe, juicy black cherry, plum and berry fruit accented by a lash of mocha and licorice. It finishes the way
it starts: fresh, juicy and delicious.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364