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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
I want to give everyone some advance notice that the Old Town Wine Cellar will get a jump on everyone else’s Oktoberfest celebration by hosting another of our special Saturday beer tastings next week on Saturday, September 22nd.  We’ll present another sampling of some of our 50+ great American craft and imported beers & ales all afternoon on the 22nd, going from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.  Drop in that Saturday and try some great brews – the cost will be just $5.00.  Put it on your calendar!


THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Murrieta’s Well 2011 The Whip (Livermore Valley)    $19.99
The Whip is a tribute to the great white blends of the world; a sophisticated yet approachable blend of classic white wine varietals.  Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and older oak barrels, this offers lush aromas and flavors of pears, vanilla, butterscotch and orange blossom, with a long, balanced and very clean finish.
Chalone Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir (Monterey County)    $14.99
Fragrant aromas of lavender, black cherry and a touch of cedar introduce
this very approachable and user-friendly Pinot.  Ripe and juicy dark fruit flavors emerge on the palate, picking up raspberry and spice.  The mouthfeel is soft and silky throughout.
Castello D’Albola 2008 Chianti Classico (Tuscany, Italy)

This Classico begins with fresh black cherry aromas mixed in with hints of
leather, earth, plums and violets.  The palate is medium in body, with supple tannins and brisk acidity.  Classic Chianti flavors of ripe black cherries and plums are accented by a hint of licorice.
Beaulieu Vineyard 2008 Merlot (Napa Valley)    $18.99
An elegant, balanced Napa Merlot, made with fruit sourced from prime valley vineyards.  This opens with a rich bouquet of black cherries, with a note of vanilla from oak barrel aging.  The vibrant fruit character of dark cherry and wild berry fruit flavors is framed by smooth and supple tannins.
Wyndham Estate 2008 Founder’s Reserve Shiraz (South Eastern Australia)   $17.99
An outstanding example of Aussie Shiraz, showcasing rich plum and blackberry flavors that are deftly accented by subtle touches of white pepper
and Asian spice.  The generous and vividly etched flavors stay in harmonious balance through a smooth, lingering finish.
Dry Creek Vineyards 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel (Dry Creek Valley)    $32.99
True old vine Zin (from vines of 90 to 110 years of age) from arguably the best Zinfandel growing region on earth.  A nearly opaque purple in color, it’s all
there on the nose – briary, jammy raspberry and blackberry fruit, along with a dash of coarse-ground black pepper.  Delicious wild berry flavors, dark chocolate and spice – a magnificent rendition of the varietal and the terroir it came from.
Groth Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $49.99
A classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet, with a deep bouquet of black fruits and cassis accented by hints of smoky cedar and vanilla.  Lush fruit flavors on the palate are beautifully carried on a supple tannic structure, setting a perfect stage for the majestic, lingering finish.
Rosenblum Cellars Pink Moscato (California)    $10.99
The “Rose‘N’Blum” Pink Moscato exudes appealing notes of apricot, plus a fragrant jasmine quality.  The palate is deliciously sweet yet wonderfully fresh, overflowing with ripe, juicy peach and cherry flavors.
Michael-David Vineyards Don’s Blend Lodi Red    $9.99
Carignane, Petite Sirah and Syrah make up this wine, which was created to honor Michael and David Phillips’ father on his 75th birthday.  The blend offers a lovely soft, fresh, fruity character sure to please Grandpa Don’s down-to-earth palate.   An easy-drinking, good quality everyday table red.
Ommegang Abbey Ale (Cooperstown, New York)    $11.99
This Abbey Ale is Ommegang’s flagship brew.  A tribute to the Dubbel-style ales created by the Trappist monks of centuries past, it’s a deep burgundy in color with a fluffy head.  It’s complex and fruity, with a layered sweetness of honey and toffee laced with a hint of licorice. The rich spice profile and dry finish make this a great partner with roasted and braised meat dishes.
Sam Adams Octoberfest (Boston, Massachusetts)    $4.99
The Octoberfest displays a rich, coppery amber hue.  Samuel Adams
masterfully roasts a variety of malts to create a fine harmony of flavors, including caramel and toffee.  The malts are complimented by an elegant bitterness imparted by the use of Bavarian Noble hops.  The Octoberfest provides a perfect transition from the lighter beers of summer to the heartier brews of winter.
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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