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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Despite the limitations imposed from our current unfortunate situation with the ongoing pandemic, there are still fun things to do here in Historic Downtown Yuma during our beautiful winter season. Case in point: Historic Yuma Walking Tours, sponsored by the Sanguinetti House Museum. Here are the details:

“The Sanguinetti House Museum announces a series of fresh-air Historic Yuma Walking Tours. Delight in Yuma’s past as we celebrate the New Year! Storyteller, Steve Cook, will walk you through centuries of Yuma’s spellbinding history. (A pet-friendly tour).
Time: 10:30am-Noon (advance ticket purchases required)
Please arrive 15 minutes early. Comfortable sneakers and bottled water recommended. Masks or face coverings are required for your safety.
Location: Tours start in the rose gardens outside the Sanguinetti House Museum and conclude in the dining district on Main Street, a short distance from the museum. Stay downtown for lunch! The Sanguinetti House Museum is located at 240 S. Madison Avenue. Parking is available on Madison Avenue and across the street in a public parking lot.
COVID-19 Safety: The Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens will host tour groups limited to 10 people. No same day or walk-up tickets will be available on site. Masks or face coverings are required.
Cancellations: Ticket purchases will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received 48-hours or more before the tour date. Please email or call 928-782-1841.”

There you have it. Tours end on Main Street, so make sure to stop by the Wine Cellar to sample our weekly tasting lineup or just enjoy a nice glass of wine!


Fontana Candida 2019 Frascati Terre Dei Grifi (Lazio, Italy) $11.99

The grapes for this refreshingly dry, clean white are grown in porous volcanic soils near the city of Rome. A distinct minerality drives the nose, along with hints of peach, citrus peel and basil. Dominant flavors of citrus and pear highlight the palate, with a light note of toasted almond.

Diora 2018 La Petite Grace Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $18.99

Aromas of black cherry, brown sugar and mocha set the stage for a robust palate of concentrated fruit flavors, with a textured mouthfeel anchored by Pinot Noir’s signature balanced acidity. The lingering finish gives a lasting impression of rich black fruit with a pleasant touch of toasted oak.

1,000 Stories 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Carignan (Mendocino County) $17.99

This is a special limited release of 1,000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Carignan, the winery’s first release of Carignan as a single varietal wine. Flavors of brilliantly racy red and black fruits are set to a rich backdrop of toast, herbs and mocha.

Oberon 2018 Merlot (Napa Valley) $19.99

This Napa Merlot offers aromas of exotic spice, ripe plums and toasty vanillin oak, followed by a richly supple palate packed with flavors of dark plums and black cherries with overtones of dark chocolate. A long and satisfying finish completes the package.

Trivento 2017 Golden Reserve Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) $22.99

The Trivento Golden Reserve offers vivid aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black olives, violets and fennel. The palate is smooth and plush, with layers of cherry, fig and raspberry fruit flavors followed by cocoa, cedar and licorice notes on a muscular finish.


Whitehall Lane 2016 Merlot (Napa Valley) $29.99

This is 90% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Whitehall Lane has long utilized the art of blending to create a Merlot that offers layers of flavor complexity along with fine structure, achieving the goal of producing a richly satisfying wine yet one with the proper varietal character.

Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Cuvée de la Pompadour (Napa Valley) $39.99

This bubbly shows great balance, while emphasizing a fruity and floral character. It welcomes the senses with aromas of watermelon, red roses, apricot and toasted macadamia nut. On the palate, flavors of peach, mandarin and ruby grapefruit perfectly evoke the bliss of a lazy summer day all through a long and silky finish.

Rock Point 2017 Pinot Noir (Rogue River Valley) $15.99

The Rock Point Pinot Noir has a complex bouquet of dark raspberries, sweet earth, leather and notes of fresh cinnamon. The palate is true to Oregon, with lots of fresh berries and cherries balanced by a touch of spice, with soft tannins and fine acidity.

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist Chocolate-Raspberry Imperial Stout (Denver) $17.99

The road to romance is paved with chocolate and raspberries. The tangy freshness of real raspberries blends wonderfully with the dark chocolate flavors of Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout. Take your time and explore and enjoy this luxurious and decadently delicious beer with someone who’s more than just a friend!


Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364

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