Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick note this week as we head into Labor Day weekend 2014: The Wine Cellar will be closing a bit early this Saturday, August 30th to enable a quick getaway for the holiday weekend. We will of course be here our normal open hours Tuesday through Friday, and on Saturday until 3:00 PM. So be sure to come by and stock up this week for the festivities to come on this holiday weekend if you are staying around town, and safe travels if you’re not. Have a Happy Labor Day everyone!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene (Veneto, Italy) $16.99
Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene, Mionetto has produced quality Italian Proseccos for over 125 years. This is one of their finest cuvées, offering a creamy, persistent perlage and subtle white pear and crisp green apple flavors – classic Italian Prosecco.
Martin Ray 2012 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $18.99
100% Pinot Noir, this wine spent 8 months in French oak. It shows a wonderful bright ruby color, and offers aromas of wild berry fruit with a light touch of earth. The flavors are full of cherry and raspberry with a soft finish – a perfect match with grilled salmon.
Valle delle Rose 2007 Morrelino di Scansano (Tuscany, Italy) $22.99
In Tuscany’s coastal region of Maremma, the Sangiovese varietal is known as Morellino. Made with grapes grown on the slopes surrounding the hill town of Scansano, this wine offers bright red cherry and currant fruit edged by notes of violets and cinnamon.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Indian Wells Red (Columbia Valley) $18.99
A true example of the art of blending, this wine reflects the rich, round, powerful style of Washington fruit. Eight different varietals combine to create a rich and appealing red with a vibrant core of ripe red berry, cherry, floral and spice flavors plus a hint of vanilla.
Qupé 2011 Syrah (Central Coast) $19.99
This is a vibrant Syrah, overflowing with ripe black fruit on the nose, followed up by notes of spice and oak. Dense fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries and stewed plums are tinged with accents of mocha, expresso and cinnamon that come to a lush, lasting finish.
Girard 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel (Napa Valley) $29.99
The grapes for this wine were sourced from mountain-side as well as century-old valley floor vineyards, producing a medium-bodied Zin with lush, integrated tannins, deliciously pure fruit and bright acidity. The aroma and flavor profile includes elements of raspberry preserves, red licorice and dark plum, along with light hints of tobacco, herbs and cedar.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Cavicchioli 1928 Vino Spumanti (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) $14.99
Made from 100% Malvasia grapes, Cavicchioli’s 1928 Vino Spumanti offers fresh, vibrant stone fruit aromas, with juicy peach, apricot and citrus flavors on a floral palate. A touch of spice mingles with a pleasant sweetness, with just enough acidity to keep it fresh and lively through the finish.
Celler de Capçanes 2012 Mas Donís Barrica (Montsant, Spain) $14.99
The Mas Donis is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, aged for 9 months in French and American oak. The Grenache is from 70- year-old vines. Vibrant cherry and dark berry flavors are edged by vanilla and spice, along with subtle elements of herbs and toasty oak.
Waterford 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) $22.99
This is textbook Columbia Valley Cabernet, with aromas of dark violets and cassis fruit. The flavors show rich basil and sage tones around a polished core of berry and spice flavors. The texture is rich and full bodied, while the wine’s energy propels the darker fruit characters into a suave, lasting finish.
Left Coast Asylum Tripel Ale (San Clemente) $6.99
Asylum is brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel. A beautiful pale gold in color, its relatively light body is deceiving for a beer of this much depth and character. A spicy, just lightly sweet character is derived from special Belgian yeast.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364