Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Saturday, January 7th, the Medjool Date Festival returns to Yuma’s Main Street Plaza; this year’s event goes from 10AM to 9PM. This nationally recognized festival celebrates the tasty little fruit that’s grown widely hereabouts. All the major local and regional date fruit growers will be on site selling their product and handing out samples. And there will be a full lineup of entertainment including lots of live music, celebrity chefs preparing and sharing their favorite date-inspired recipes, and a variety of other attractions. Sounds like a great way to spend the first Saturday of the New Year – hope you can make it!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Le Paradou 2020 Viognier (Provence, France) $15.99
Le Paradou Viognier comes from vines rooted in rocky hillsides of ancient, porous limestone soils originating from the Jurassic period. The result is a mineral-tinged Viognier with brisk acidity and no flab. It’s aged entirely in tank in order to retain peak freshness and purity.
Gust 2020 Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap) $26.99
Sonoma’s Petaluma Gap AVA close by the Pacific features windswept hills and cold ocean breezes, perfect for Pinot Noir. Gust Pinot offers a seductively smooth texture with vividly assertive black cherry, berry and plum fruit, bright acidity, and an elegant finish that lingers beautifully.
Seven Falls Cellars 2020 Merlot (Wahluke Slope) $14.99
The Seven Falls Merlot is sourced from the rolling hills of Washington’s Wahluke Slope wine-growing region. The 2020 is complex and layered, filled with bright cherry, blackberry, black currant and dry herb character. It’s juicy and full bodied, with hints of cocoa and a silky mouthfeel.
Cline Cellars 2020 Ancient Vines Mourvèdre (Contra Costa County) $17.99
This Mourvèdre is sourced from vines up to 100 years old. Exotic aromas of plum, mocha, boysenberry, cedar, and cinnamon mingle on the nose. Flavors of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and espresso come through on the palate. The finish is long and chewy.
Frank Family 2019 Zinfandel (Napa Valley) $39.99
This finely balanced and nicely concentrated Zinfandel boasts elegant, complex layers of crushed clove, fresh blackberry, and creamy mocha on the nose. A velvety texture of fine-grained tannins provides structural weight to the ripe fruit flavors of plum compote as well as violet, thyme, and black pepper elements.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
DeLille Cellars 2020 Métier Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) $29.99
DeLille’s Métier Cabernet opens with appealing aromas of blueberry and dark plum along with exotic notes of green pepper and cumin. They lead to plump and accessible dark fruit flavors on a soft and highly approachable palate, with firm yet silky tannins and a lengthy finish.
Kracher 2019 Pinot Gris (Burgenland, Austria) $22.99
Aged on the lees for 18 months, partially in oak, this offers an intense, elegant bouquet with ripe fruit and sur-lie aromas intertwined with lovely oaky nuances. Elegant and fresh on the palate, it’s a medium-bodied, refined Pinot Gris, with a lean and refreshing body.
The Four Graces 2021 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) $24.99
This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir exudes pleasant aromas of black cherry and red raspberry, with hints of baking spice and dark chocolate. On the palate, bright red fruit tones of cherries and pomegranates are framed by fine-grained tannins. The finish shows perfectly balanced acidity.
Taylor Fladgate Fine Tawny Port (Douro Valley, Portugal) $17.99
This Tawny shows a pale brick color, with a fine amber rim. A mellow nose of succulent, ripe berry fruit offers accents of butterscotch, figs and prunes interwoven with hints of roasted nuts and spice. It’s smooth and lush on the palate, with flavors of apricot and strawberry.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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