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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This week we are taking a journey to medieval times with a fun and adventurous selection for our Featured Wines. Chris did an outstanding job on the Featured Wines board so be sure to stop in and check out the story of how the wines come together and feel free to dress the part for this week’s medieval adventure.

With this week being the first full week of September, we have included one of our Top Rack wines on the Featured Wines for tasting. You get to sample as part of the $10.00 flight or can purchase a full glass for $18.00. We have also expanded the selection of premium wines available through our Coravin® pours (5 oz. per glass)


Girl & Dragon 2020 Pinot Grigio (Veneto, Italy) $14.99

The 2019 Girl & Dragon Pinot Grigio is an adventurous white wine that is fresh and fruity, with lovely notes of citrus. Pair alongside sushi, curried dishes, all things fresh from the garden.
($10 per glass)

Spellbound 2020 Pinot Noir (California) $14.99

The Spellbound Pinot Noir has an alluring color and inviting bouquet of rich raspberries, cherries and red currant, vanilla bean and roasted coffee, all in a remarkably approachable glass. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Pinot Noir. Enjoy this wine on its own or with expressive dishes including, grilled pork chops, roast chicken, lamb curry and even meatloaf with roasted vegetables, especially Brussels sprouts.
($10 per glass)

Austin Hope 2021 Quest Red (Paso Robles) $21.99

The Quest Cabernet Franc Blend is an exciting and unique wine. This blend displays a beautiful herbaceous nose of anise seed, warm chocolate and fresh mint. On the palette flavors of black fruit, dark chocolate, and slightly earthy nuance of leather are present. On the finish, soft fine tannins leave a light coat on the palette and mingle with a delicate touch of acidity that balance the wine allowing the flavors to linger.
($10 per glass)

12 Knights 2020 Opulent Red Blend (Lisboa, Portugal) $15.99

Marked by an intense ruby color, it’s full of ripe red fruits and spicy aromas from a deep rest in wood casks. This wine is complex, elegant, well-balanced, and full-bodied with smooth tannins, a long and pleasant finish. Daring, remarkable and bold: it’s a true homage to the knights of old. If you’re brave enough to wait, it can be aged up to approximately 6 years in the bottle, if stored in a cool dry place.
($10 per glass)

Frescobaldi 2017 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $69.99

A classic Brunello from one of Montalcino’s most respected producers. The bouquet is luscious and intense, with complex hints of oak toast, cinnamon, cherry, raspberry and dried oregano. It is concentrated and smooth on the palate, with deep dark berry and plum fruit supported by velvety tannins.
($18 per glass)


Zenato 2017 Amarone Classico (Veneto, Italy) $74.99/Bottle

Dense and concentrated, yet still beautifully balanced and well-integrated, this is classic Amarone. Lush aromas of plums, dates and toasted oak greet the nose. It’s rich and full on the palate with layers of ripe, raisiny fruit and super-silky tannins to give it grip on the lengthy finish. A truly elegant, stylish wine.
($15 per 5 oz. glass)

DAOU Reserve 2020 Seventeen Forty (Paso Robles, California) $75.99/Bottle

Inspired by the classics of Saint-Émilion, the 2020 DAOU Reserve Seventeen Forty is a Cabernet Franc driven wine with a harmonious complement of Merlot. Beguiling aromas of blackberry cobbler, raspberry, crème de cassis and cherry pipe tobacco anticipate hints of toasty oak, black licorice and pencil shaving. Lush and full bodied, this wine bestows rich flavors of cherry, black plum, dark chocolate and blueberry compote with lovely accents of Zante currant, graphite and cinnamon. Solid structure and fine-grained tannins support a lengthy, focused finish, leaving notes of plum and boysenberry underscored by cocoa and black truffle.
($15 per 5 oz. glass)

Nickel & Nickel 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon $115/Bottle ($25 per 5 oz. glass)

* DeCarle Vineyard (Napa Valley) – Sleek and focused, with cassis and cherry puree notes leading the way, backed by a melted red licorice detail and a floral accent on the finish. Toast is judicious too, letting a subtle mineral hint peek in at the very end.
* Dogleg Vineyard (Napa Valley, California) – An elegant, open-knit version, with bitter plum and cherry notes lined with light bergamot and red tea hints. There’s a dash of cedar through the finish.
* Hayne Vineyard (Napa Valley, California) – Ripe, soft-edged and generous in style, with a kiss of vanilla guiding plum compote and blackberry preserve flavors along, while an echo of light savory keeps the fruit honest through the finish. Accessible now thanks to the polished feel, but the fruit will last a while in the cellar.
* Vaca Vista Vineyard (Napa Valley, California) – Solid, structured, slightly old school version, with a core of red and black currant fruit held in check for now by strident tannins and notes of warm loam and cast iron. There’s freshness and a violet note buried here too, so worth waiting for it to unwind fully. Just a bit of a bruiser now.

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2019 $115/Bottle

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 per 5 oz. glass)


Domain Zind 2019 Humbrecht Pinot Blanc (Alsace, France) $23.99

This is a wine of intensity and body Following Alsatian tradition; Pinot Blanc is blended with Auxerrois to form this wine. Grapes come from a combination of Zind-Humbrecht’s top vineyards, including Herrenweg and Rotenberg Vineyards. Appealing aromas of nuts and white fruits with well-balanced acidity and a smooth texture. Enjoy as an aperitif, with shellfish or with trout.

Pasqua 2021 Primitivo Desire Lush & Zin (Puglia, Italy) $21.99

While Italian Primitivo can be a bit more stern and tannic than Zinfandel, this silky smooth version combines the best from both styles. Luscious and seductive cassis, blackberry and dark plum notes burst out of the glass while the first sip reveals a generous full body, velvety texture, and a bold finish with plenty of seductive fruit notes. Great paired with rich red meat dishes like barbecued ribs, a ribeye steak, or a hearty beef or game stew.

Drekker Hex Marks the Spot IPA (Fargo, North Dakota) $5.99

Hex Marks the spot is brewed with a bunch of wheat and oats and hopped with just the right amount of Galaxy & Strata for some insanely dank & tropical notes of bubble gum, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple!


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

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