Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Concert Alert! Headliner Big Mountain (world class Reggae) will be joined by Yuma’s own GWYNN, Creedence Clearwater Relived (America’s “best” CCR Tribute Band) and DSB (America’s “best” Journey Tribute Band) to in an outdoor benefit concert this Saturday, October 5th at the Colorado River State Historical Park. The concert is to raise funds for the Kids At Hope organization. Their mission is to inspire, empower and transform schools and organizations serving youth as well as entire communities in order to create an environment and culture where all children may experience success. Enjoy a night of great live music under the stars (with plenty of food vendors) while supporting Kids At Hope. The concert will go from 4:00PM to 11:30PM. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the Colorado River State Historic Park office (201 N 4th Ave.) or online through https://www.kidsathopeyuma.org. Children 5 & under are free. Sounds like a fine way to spend a mellow fall afternoon/evening – don’t miss it!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Dr. Hermann 2014 Riesling Kabinett, Erdener Treppchen (Mosel Valley, Germany) $19.99 The grapes for this wine are hand-picked from a steeply terraced slate vineyard by the Mosel River and fermented in the traditional way using natural yeasts with aging on the lees. The nose brings to mind fully ripe peaches, honeysuckle and melon. A juicy and elegant palate offers a creamy richness, edged by mineral tones.
King Estate 2015 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) $23.99 King Estate Pinot Noir begins with intense aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries and raspberries, along with subtle accents of earthy truffle and spice. Precise and clean, this shows an alluring palate of ripe black cherry and plum fruit, edged with a subtle note of tobacco leaf.
Frescobaldi 2016 Remolè (Tuscany, Italy) $11.99 Remolè is a blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine opens with fragrant scents of red and black fruits, lifted by spicy impressions of black pepper and licorice. The entry is velvety and warm and the flavors on the palate are well balanced, with a tasty vein of acidity.
Bodegas Garzón 2017 Tannat Reserva (Punta del Este, Uruguay) $17.99 For textbook modern Uruguayan Tannat, look no further. A ripe dark fruit aroma melds with flowers, while this is smooth and balanced on the palate. Blackberry and spicy plum flavors are lightly touched by oak and peppery spices, with a fine lingering finish that brings it all home.
Rutherford Ranch 2015 Two Range Red (Napa Valley) $19.99 Two Range Red is a proprietary Napa blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot. The nose offers bright aromas of red raspberries and spices, and the palate follows with abundant flavors of juicy cherries and wild berries, supported by silky tannins.
Penfolds 2016 Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz (South Australia) $32.99 This multi-region Shiraz was one of the very first “Bin Number” wines produced by Penfolds, way back in 1959. This vintage was sourced from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek regions. Thick, velvety flavors of blackberry and plum are ripe and rich, with complex notes of black tea, mineral and herbs on a juicy finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Dutton-Goldfield 2016 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $34.99 The 2016 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir opens with aromas of deep black cherry, along with rose petal floral notes. In the mouth, this is fresh and lively, with intriguing herbal and spicy hints. Fine flavor concentration along with polished tannins and bright acidity make for a classic Russian River Valley Pinot.
Casa Madero 2017 Rosado (Cauhuila, Mexico) $14.99 Casa Madero is the oldest winery in all of North America, founded in the year 1597. Their Rosado, made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon, is a deliciously fresh and clean dry rosé, full of bright flavors of cherries, raspberries and rose hips along with a crisp, zesty acidity.
Stiegl Grapefruit Radler (Salzburg, Austria) $4.99 A “radler” is a fruit-and-field style of beer, crafted to be refreshing in the extreme. Real grapefruit juice gives this delicious Austrian version its cloudy amber color and pleasantly tangy quality. The uniquely fresh and fruity citrus character makes Stiegl Grapefruit Radler a wonderful thirst quencher.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364