Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
The Wine Cellar will host a fund-raiser for Benny Rodriguez and family this Tuesday, September 29th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM to help raise money for Benny’s fight with leukemia. Money raised will go to help with Benny’s treatments and other expenses in his ongoing fight for life. The tasting will also feature a Silpada Jewelry Party as part of the fundraiser, and half of all wine tasting proceeds will be donated by the Wine Cellar as well. I admit it’s pretty short notice, but please stop by if you can Tuesday evening, raise a glass to Benny and do what you can to help out!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Matanzas Creek 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County) $16.99
This Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc is zesty, juicy and mouthwatering; vibrant with citrus, guava and passionfruit flavors, laced with a fine mineral edge. The ripe, vivid fruit flavors persist through a lingering, expressive finish.
Liberty School 2012 Pinot Noir (Central Coast) $17.99
A deep garnet color in the glass, this Pinot offers aromas of flowers and strawberries. The flavor profile is all about cherries, strawberries and spice. Smooth, balanced tannins carry to a silky finish.
Villa Antinori 2011 Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) $19.99
Villa Antinori is a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah crafted by the renowned Piero Antinori. The wine’s bouquet offers scents of sweet fruit and a hint of spicy oak. Black cherry and cassis fruit dominates the palate, with a touch of dark chocolate.
Sebastiani 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County) $15.99
Sebastiani’s Sonoma Cabernet always shows fine depth and complexity. The nose offers notes of ripe black cherries, herbs, black tea and toasted coconut. The palate is packed with flavors of ripe blackberries, spicy vanilla and toasty oak. A balanced and lengthy finish is framed by structured tannins.
Qupé 2012 Syrah (Central Coast) $19.99
This is a vibrant Syrah, overflowing with ripe black fruit on the nose, followed up by notes of spice and oak. Dense fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries and stewed plums are tinged with accents of mocha, expresso and cinnamon that come to a lush, lasting finish.
Zenato 2010 Valpolicella Ripassa (Veneto, Italy) $29.99
This Ripassa opens with aromas of juicy black plums and coffee-scented spice. In the mouth, a ripe core of juicy currant and black plum fruit is accented with elements of spice and toasted oak. It’s a rich, mouth-filling red, with fruit-drenched tannins and a lingering, spicy finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Terlato & Chapoutier 2012 Shiraz-Viognier (Victoria, Australia) $19.99
A collaboration by noted Rhone Valley vintner Michel Chapoutier of France and Napa Valley’s Anthony Terlato, this Shiraz open with rich dark cherry and currant aromas, plus dark chocolate and toasty accents. Ripe berry and pomegranate flavors are carried on a silky-smooth texture.
Römerhof 2014 Riesling Kabinett (Mosel Valley, Germany) $10.99
This wine is produced with hand-picked grapes grown on steep hillsides above the Mosel River, where long sun-filled days create a wine with delicious apple and pear flavors balanced by a crisp, tangy finish. It’s an ideal match with seafood, salads or spicy Asian cuisines.
Castiglion del Bosco 2011 Dainero (Tuscany, Italy) $21.99
This Tuscan blend of Merlot and Sangiovese opens with ripe blackberry and Bing cherry aromas edged by hints of herbs and earth. A medium-weight palate shows round ripe tannins and a flavorful blend of dark fruits, espresso, tobacco and porcini mushroom.
Southwestern Wines Hatch Green Chile Wine (New Mexico) $11.99
World-famed Hatch green chiles are the key ingredient to create this wine with a unique New Mexican flair. Semi-sweet and smooth, this just-slightly spicy wine brings to life the flavor of the Southwest. Serve with your favorite Mexican dish!
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364