07/17/2012 Newsletter

07/17/2012 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
In case you haven’t made it by the Cellar recently, we have rearranged!  Specifically, all of our imported beers & ales and domestic craft brews are now proudly displayed along the shop’s south wall.  The move has created a whole lot more display space for our beers, so that we can now stock more than 50 great microbrews and imports.   The selection is pretty darn good already, and it’s just going to keep getting bigger and better with all that new space.  So stop in soon and check out some of our new brews – just don’t forget about the wines in the meantime…
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass
:

X Winery 2010 White X Blend (North Coast) $14.99
The 2010 White X Winemaker’s Blend offers alluring aromas that blend flowers, tropical fruits and minerals together for a fresh and lively bouquet.
The flavors bring lime and orange zest to the top, followed by creamy vanilla,
honeysuckle, melon and a distinct mineral edge.  The finish is rich and crisp.
Lockwood 2009 Grand Terroir Pinot Noir (Monterey County)    $17.99
This single-vineyard effort is from Monterey County, the latest hotbed
of excellent California Pinot Noir.  The aromatics are reminiscent of rose petals, with a hint of mulled spices.  In the glass the flavors are full-on dark
cherry, plus a brisk hint of cranberry.  This is a wine with elegance and true varietal character.
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
blackberry fruit accented by a splash of mocha and licorice.  It finishes the way it starts: fresh, juicy and delicious.
Frescobaldi 2008 Nippozano Chianti Rufina Riserva (Tuscany, Italy)  $22.99
Marchesi de’Frescobaldi makes this Riserva on an estate that dates to the 11th century.  The wine offers aromas of tart cherries and blackberries with hints of leather and spice.  Flavors of red and black currants and dark plums mingle with accents of espresso on a smooth and refined palate.
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 the 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.
Coudelet de Beaucastel 2009 Côtes du Rhône (Rhone Valley, France)   $26.99
The Perrin family’s Beaucastel is the most renowned estate in the southern Rhône Valley.  The Coudelet Côtes 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 soupçon of licorice.
NEW ARRIVALS:
Marques de Caceres 2001 Rioja Gran Reserva (Rioja, Spain)   $29.99
On the nose, this Gran Reserva offers exotic aromas of vanilla, clove and cinnamon.  The smooth, velvety palate offers abundant black cherry and dark plum fruit flavors, plus exotic hints of fresh earth, tobacco and Asian spice that carry this to a long and satisfying finish.
Waterbrook 2007 Reserve Syrah (Columbia Valley)    $17.99
Enhanced with 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Viognier, this Washington
Syrah exudes lush stone fruit aromas plus subtle scents of eucalyptus and spice. The palate delivers an impressive blend of blackberry, black currant and raspberry fruit flavors, accented by notes of black pepper, spice, mocha and espresso.
Mission Brewery Shipwrecked Double India Pale Ale (San Diego)
$7.99

Shipwrecked Double IPA starts with a citrusy, hoppy bite and follows up with a sweet/malty middle with tangy accents of resinous hops.  It finishes with a
semi-sweet citrus splash that’s crisp and clean.  A great example of a “West Coast” style IPA.
Cheers!
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405

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