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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Things have been a bit hectic at the Old Town Wine Cellar and it has been a bit since I got a newsletter out, so have a few things to tell everyone.

First, I just got back from an amazing trip to Tuscany and discovered some really outstanding wines including a few I am working to add to our inventory here so keep an eye out for those new arrivals. I would like to send a huge Thank You to Mike Shelhamer for stepping out of his well-earned retirement to cover for me, along with a few others that assisted Mike in my absence; specifically, Marla Lewis and my daughter Amanda Toczko, as well as Chris and Dave for keeping up the new tradition and amazing work on the board to present the Featured Wines of the Week. Speaking of wines of the week we have a nice selection this week so come on in and try what is on offer.

Second, the Wine Cellar is now pouring some of our newer high-end wines by the glass. This is possible with the use of a Coravin Wine preservation systems, which allows us to tap into a bottle of fine wine without breaking the seal. Come in to see how it works and try one of our high-end wines by the glass. Price per glass varies depending on the wine selection. A few of the By-the-glass options are listed below under new arrivals

Finally, As may have heard, I have been working on getting an outdoor space for us to sit out and enjoy some wine. Exciting news! The City of Yuma and Arizona Department of Liquor have approved the application, so now I can start on getting the space set and hope to have it available by the time the weather starts cooling off. More to come as the project gets rolling.


Masi Masianco 2020 Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) $17.99

A fresh white wine, aromatic and fruity in style. Pale straw with golden reflections in appearance. On the nose, subtle hints of sweetness and flowers, plus ripe apples. Apples, pears, lemons and light spice on the and palate. Refreshing and easy to drink with a good structure and a long, smooth, finish. This wine is an excellent as an aperitif. Good with appetizers, fish, grilled pork or chicken. Excellent with contemporary foods.
($10 per glass)

Bieler Pére et Fils 2020 La Jassine Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley, France) $15.99

This is a fine blend of Grenache and Syrah resulting in a wine that is beautiful on the nose with brooding raspberry, black cherry, garrigue (rosemary, thyme), chocolate and tobacco which builds and concentrates on the palate. The mouthfeel is rich without being heavy and maintains freshness thanks to the hilltop fruit and norther latitude. Tannins are soft, round and inviting.
($10 per glass)

Flying Leap 2021 Spanish Fly (Elgin, Arizona) $25.99

This carefully crafted masterpiece is blend of equal parts Graciano and Grenache with a little Petite Verdot in the mix to enhance the wines color and depth of the wine. This is a medium bodied and nicely balanced wine, with lovely aromatics of hibiscus flower, cinnamon and cherries. Enjoy the luscious flavors of pomegranate and red licorices. Pairs well with roasted fowl, spicy sausage and hearty soups & stews.
($10 per glass)

St. Francis 2019 Merlot (Sonoma, CA) $21.99

The fruit for this Merlot is sourced from estate vineyards in the Sonoma Valley and Russian
River Valley, and from growers in other areas including the Alexander Valley. It’s a smooth
and elegant wine with typical varietal aromas and savory flavors of black cherry and plum.
($10 per glass)

J. Lohr 2020 Pure Paso Proprietary Red (Paso Robles, California) $26.99

Savory varietal notes of Cabernet Sauvignon are layered with the overt dark fruit character of Petite Sirah. The bouquet of cocoa powder, caramel, and anise works in harmony with the black cherry fruit signature of this wine. Bright and focused on the palate with a firm and appetizing finish.
($10 per glass)


Seven Apart 2019 Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $299.99

The luscious wine is bright, polished and high-powered. The red-purple hue is notable, hinting at the freshness and intensity of the aromas. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, the wine is a tapestry of perfectly ripe fruit flavors. Red cherry, raspberry, and fresh tobacco come to mind, with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, graphite, and California bay. On the palate there is a rush of red fruits, which continues to build in intensity as the wine is savored. The texture is incredibly fine-grained and silky, while the fruit at the wine’s core expands and lengthens on the finish.
($60.00 per glass)

Chimney Rock 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $115.99

Pumps out tasty dark plum and blackberry compote flavors, with a good coating of black licorice and a subtle thread of singed alder. Sneaky long finish. Drink now through 2033.
($25.00 per glass)

Ink Grade 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $105.99

The Ink Grade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a nose of fresh cassis, pomegranate, and cocoa with elements of thyme, mint, candied orange peels, nutmeg, cloves, and paprika. The palate is linear throughout with a consistent midpalate of bright and lifted acidity and well-integrated raw mountain tannins that close in a persistent finish.
($22.00 per glass)


Kim Maloney
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364

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