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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick note for everyone this week as we head into the Labor Day holiday weekend:  The Wine Cellar will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 1st.  We will of course be here all week prior to Saturday, presenting our usual end-of-the-week wine tastings on Thursday and Friday afternoon and evening.  So be sure to come by and stock up before Saturday for the holiday weekend to come if you’re staying around town, and please be safe traveling if you’re not.  And have a Happy Labor Day!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Turnbull 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)     $14.99
Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc exhibits bright, tangy aromas of grapefruit, guava and melon.  On the palate, the character is decidedly tropical, showing mango, guava and melon fruit flavors, a spash of ripe grapefruit and underlying mineral tones.  It stays crisp and lively through the finish.
Rocca de Montemassi 2010 Sangiovese Le Focaie (Tuscany, Italy)

From the coastal Maremma wine region of Tuscany, this offers intense aromas of violets, black cherries and fresh garden herbs.  It has a reasonably firm tannic frame, but instead of the typically lean, tart character of most Chianti, it’s pleasantly soft and fruity on the palate.
Belle Glos 2011 Meiomi Pinot Noir (California)    $19.99
Belle Glos produces distinctive Pinot Noirs sourced from California’s top Pinot growing regions.  The Meiomi is a compilation of carefully selected fruit from Sonoma County, Santa Barbara County and Monterey County.  The result is a lusciously rich and fruity California Pinot for a very nice price.
Gundlach Bundschu 2008 Mountain Cuvée (Sonoma)  $18.99
The 100% estate-grown Mountain Cuvée is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit  Verdot grapes.  Aromas of toasted oak and spicy hints of
plums and dark cherries emerge on the nose.  In the mouth, supple flavors of black raspberry and currant fruit are edged with hints of dark chocolate and cedar.
Decoy 2009 Zinfandel (Sonoma County)    $22.99
This wine highlights a bright, red-fruit-and-spice expression of Zinfandel. The aromas are fresh and appealing, showing layers of strawberry jam, raspberry and vanilla bean.  In the mouth, the wine is full and balanced,
with ripe strawberry and and red raspberry notes accented by subtle toasty oak tones.
Azelia 2003 Barolo San Rocco (Piedmont, Italy)    $39.99

This beginswith an intense nose of super-ripe black cherries and exotic floral notes.  Dark garnet in color, it’s full-bodied and softly textured on the palate, exhibiting an outstanding intensity of ripe red fruits, plus complex accents of subtle spice and dried herbs. It’s all robed with fine, silky tannins.
Terrazas de los Andes 2010 Altos del Plata Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)   $9.99
The Terrazas Altos del Plata is a fresh, lively and uncomplicated take on Argentina’s favorite red wine.  It opens with jazzy notes of blackberries and blueberries laced with light accents of smoke and spices.  The palate is bright and generous, a juicy mouthful of plum and berry fruit.
Bianchi Family 2006 Cabernet Franc (Paso Robles)    $18.99
Bianchi’s ‘06 Cabernet Franc is a full-bodied, solid red with aromas
hinting at red currants and lavender.  Deep flavors of juicy blackberries and plums are beautifully intertwined with complex elements of cedar and herbs, ending with a hint of smoky oak.
Louis Jadot 2010 Pouilly-Fuisse (Burgundy, France)    $26.99
A light touch of cinnamon on the nose blends with aromas of Golden
Delicious apples.  It’s elegant and medium-bodied in the mouth, offering lively white peach and apple flavors accented with hints of butterscotch.  A refreshing alternative to your standard California Chardonnay.
Mission Brewery Amber Ale (San Diego)    $5.99
Mission Amber is a Dusseldorf-style Altbier.  It offers a wonderful balance between the light-and-refreshing versus dark and full-flavored craft beers available today.  It exhibits a crisp, lager-like character, with just a slight, hoppy bitterness balanced by a sweet caramel and toasty malt character, provided by a liberal dose of Munich, Vienna, and Pilsner malts.
Weihenstephaner Original Lager (Bavaria, Germany)    $3.99
Weihenstephaner’s Original Lager is the quintessential example of a German lager, crafted to be first and foremost refreshing, clean and quaffable. It delivers the perfect mix of malty/bready character, citrusy zest and herbal hoppiness.  A Bavarian classic.
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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