Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This coming Saturday, August 16th, the Old Town Wine Cellar will celebrate our collective achievement of the half-way mark of August by having another of our Saturday Afternoon Beer-tastings. We’ll pour another great selection of brews from our extensive collection of imports and American craft beers and ales. The tasting fee is just $5, and we’ll go all afternoon from noon to 5 PM. It’s a great way to spend a little time on a lazy summer afternoon, so come on by this Saturday!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Roth Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Alexander Valley) $14.99
This Sauvignon Blanc is zesty, juicy and mouthwatering; vibrant with citrus, guava and passionfruit flavors, laced with a fine mineral edge. The ripe, vivid fruit flavors persist all through a lingering, expressive finish.
Byron 2011 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) $22.99
This opens with aromas of dark berry and cherry fruit accented by floral and mineral tones. The flavor profile is a core of rich black fruits edged with hints of earth and Asian spices. The vivid aromas and flavors of its premium cool-climate fruit are enhanced by deft winemaking.
Michele Chiarlo 2010 Barbera d’Asti Le Orme (Piedmont, Italy) $14.99
Le Orme is an enticing Italian red, bursting with juicy blackberry, black currant and spice flavors accented by touches of violet and mineral. Barbera’s vibrant acidic structure along with its easygoing tannins make this a great table wine.
Peachy Canyon 2011 Westside Zinfandel (Paso Robles) $17.99
This deep purple powerhouse opens with dark chocolate, raspberries and cedar on the nose, and raspberry, toffee and clove on the palate. With time, accents of white pepper, vanilla and a touch of smoky oak emerge. Fresh acidity enlivens the finish.
Ferrari-Carano 2011 Siena (Sonoma County) $19.99
The Siena opens with rich black cherry aromas, plus subtle hints of fennel and licorice. Ripe, juicy red fruit flavors follow the nose, shaped by a pleasant acidity and soft tannins. Pleasantly tart cherry flavors linger on the finish, accented by a touch of dark chocolate.
Amavi Cellars 2011 Syrah (Walla Walla Valley) $29.99
This Washington Syrah opens with bright red currant, plum and spice-box aromas. In the mouth it’s velvety and round, showing a solid tannic structure and enough snappy acidity to balance its rich fruit core all the way through a long finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Cultivate The Feast 2010 California Red Blend $19.99
A blend of premium fruit sourced from the Napa Valley, Alexander Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands, Cultivate The Feast is a rich and soft, yet well-structured Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Deep berry and plum flavors mingle nicely on a long, rich finish.
Andrieux & Fils 2013 Côtes du Rhône Blanc Cuvée Marie (Rhone Valley, France) $17.99
Cuvée Marie is a blend of native Rhone varietals Viognier, Clairette and Roussanne. On the nose, aromas of ripe stone fruits mix with accents of mineral and citrus. It’s clean and fresh on the palate, with flavors of white peach and pineapple balanced by a distinct mineral quality.
Mission Brewing El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale (San Diego ) $5.99
Mission brews their Extra Pale Ale for those who love the assertive hoppiness of an IPA, but prefer a lower level of alcohol than most standard IPA’s. It’s a pale gold in color, with a bright citrusy entry balanced by a bready malt quality.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364