Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
We instituted a Wine Cellar policy change earlier this year to offer wine tasting every day Tuesday thru Friday, rather than just on Thursday & Friday as we’d always done previously. I think it’s been well-received, but unfortunately not a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask me: “so you just do wine tasting on Thursdays and Fridays, right?” Obviously, work remains to be done to get the word out to everyone about our expanded wine tasting regimen; therefore I’m going to give it another shot right now: WINE TASTING ALL WEEK AT THE WINE CELLAR! OK then, we’re all clear on that issue. Please feel free to spread the word, and also feel very free to drop in any time Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to sample our wines of the week, or just enjoy a glass of great wine in the ambience of our cool Cellar. Hope to see you soon!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Meiomi 2013 California Chardonnay $19.99
Meiomi Chardonnay embodies the character and spirit of California’s most notable coastal wine regions. Unifying the unique terroir and qualities of Santa Barbara, Sonoma and Monterey Counties, this offers an elegant balance of spice and fruit, richness and yet restraint.
Gassier 2013 Sables d’Azur Rosé (Provence, France) $12.99
Refreshing rosés are part of the romance of daily life in the warm Mediterranean climate of southern France. This salmon-pink wine is a classic Provence blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, offering vibrant strawberry and citrus aromas and flavors. Dry and crisp with a fresh finish, it makes a fine summer sipper.
Shoo Fly 2013 Shiraz (South Australia) $14.99
Shoo Fly opens with hints of spicy red berry fruits, plums and mint. In the mouth it’s a succulent thunderbolt of pure Shiraz, right to the last sip. Showing plety of brawn as well as finesse, it culminates with an irresistable “have another glass” finish.
Prunotto 2009 Mompertone (Piedmont, Italy) $21.99
Mompertone is a 60/40 blend of Barbera and Syrah. A spicy black cherry nose leads to a refined dark cherry and black raspberry palate that shows the best attributes of both varietals, with rich dark fruit and dense tannins from Syrah complemented by the earthy/spicy character of Barbera.
Seghesio 2012 Zinfandel (Sonoma County) $22.99
This acclaimed Sonoma Zin has an aromatic bouquet full of plum, blackberry and blueberry, with hints of red currants and black pepper. It’s a full-bodied wine with excellent structure that’s true to the varietal, nicely enhanced by a pleasant touch of toast on the palate.
Belle Glos 2013 Pinot Noir, Clark & Telephone Vineyard (Santa Maria Valley) $39.99
This starts with an intense nose of raspberry jam, black currants, spice and vanilla. Rich flavors of fresh dark raspberries and blackberries exhibit an exotic spicy quality, and the refined tannins create a soft, silky mouthfeel. A fruit-laden, juicy finish just seems to go on forever…
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Ferrari Carano 2012 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) $29.99
This is a compilation of fruit from F-C’s three estate vineyards in the Anderson Valley. The nose exudes a pleasing array of aromatic delights like black cherry, red plum, raspberry and spice. The flavors echo the aromas, with added notes of cola and spice. Finely integrated tannins and deft oak aging give this a rich and polished mouthfeel.
Santo Tomás 2010 Barbera (Baja California, Mexico) $22.99
This Baja Barbera is bright and fresh, loaded with rich red fruit flavors and classic varietal nuances of wood smoke and spice. A pleasing balance of tannins and acidity meld with the lavish fruit to produce a wine with both complexity and elegance.
Austin Hope Cellars 2013 Treana White (Central Coast) $17.99
Always among the finest Rhone-style white wines that California has to offer, the 2013 Treana is superbly rich and expressive, yet the intense and almost honeyed flavors of apricot, peach and almond are reined in by a crisp, refreshing acidity that keeps it light and elegant.
Goose Ridge 2011 G3 Red Blend (Columbia Valley) $14.99
Goose Ridge Estate is a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to producing handcrafted, limited production wines from only estate-grown fruit. The G3 Blend is a classic Bordeaux-style compilation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with other red varietals.
Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen (Bavaria, Germany) $4.99
Brewed in the traditional method, Ayinger’s Oktober Fest Märzen is a bright golden color, full-bodied and rich. It pairs nicely with Oktoberfest staples like pretzels, bockwurst, wienerschnitzel and roasted chicken and pork; traditionally served in very tall mugs or earthenware tumblers.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364