Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This coming Saturday, September 17th, the Old Town Wine Cellar will present another of our celebrated Saturday Afternoon Beer Tastings. As usual, we’ll get started at noon and go until closing at 6PM, pouring six selections from our extensive lineup of American craft beers as well as imported brews. Hope you can make it!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
King Estate 2013 Oregon Pinot Gris $16.99
This is a vibrant, delicious Pinot Gris with a fine mineral edge. A fragrant nose of fresh Bosc pear, peach and orange blossom, reminiscent of a fragrant citrus grove, leads to a flavorful palate of lush white peach and citrus zest. The wine is juicy, rich and elegant, with crisp acidity.
Fess Parker 2015 Riesling (Santa Barbara County) $12.99
This is a refreshing, off-dry style of Riesling with luscious, ultra-ripe peach, apricot and melon aromas and flavors. Balancing the richness of all that fruit is a streak of keen acidity that frames a bright, zesty finish.
Macrostie 2012 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) $24.99
MacRostie’s 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir opens with intense aromas of ripe plum, dark cherry and raspberry followed by subtle hints of earthy truffle and spice. Precise and clean, the wine offers a pleasing palate of ripe dark cherry fruit edged with a note of tobacco leaf.
Calina 2013 Carmenere Reserva (Maule Valley, Chile) $10.99
The Carmenere grape is native to France’s Bordeaux region, but it’s now grown almost exclusively in Chile. This wine offers all of the varietal’s characteristically bold, spicy, smoky essence. Black raspberry and plum flavors ride on a velvety texture, laced with nuances of tobacco, mocha and herbs.
Pascual Toso 2014 Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina) $18.99
This is a focused and elegant yet muscular red, with ripe, juicy red raspberry fruit and hints of mocha, mint and spice on the nose. It’s rich and savory on the palate, packed with blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit. The fruit is framed by smooth, supple tannins.
Tres Sabores 2012 ¿Por qué no? (Napa Valley) $24.99
¿Por que no? is the quintessential party, picnic, barbecue or bistro red, thanks to the spirited joy it brings to the palate. A blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, along with splashes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, it’s a zesty, fruity and very tasty quaffer.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Bodega Chacra 2014 Barda Pinot Noir (Patagonia, Argentina) $24.99
Bodega Chacra’s estate vineyards are located in Patagonia’s Rio Negro valley, some of them planted as far back as the 1930s. This cherry-and-lavender-scented Pinot Noir leans toward the Burgundian style, with its abundant earth and spice notes and polished, fine-grained tannins.
Elderton 2014 Shiraz-Cabernet (Barossa Valley, Australia) $17.99
This 76% Shiraz / 24% Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley blend offers a spicy nose of cloves, vanilla and cinnamon with a baked blueberry core. On the palate, juicy plum, dark cherry, cassis and vanilla flavors are nicely framed with velvety tannins before a lengthy finish.
Mazzei 2013 Poggio Badiola (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99
The Mazzei family’s Poggio Badiola is an entirely estate-grown blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Merlot (30%) produced in the heart of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region. The wine combines the classic red cherry and dried herb character of Sangiovese with Merlot’s structure and fruit-filled richness.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364