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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This week there are some great things going on in Historic Downtown Yuma. With this being a new month, First Friday will be going on this Friday with the Downtown merchants staying open later than normal, so come down and support the many small local businesses in the Downtown area. The Old Town Wine Cellar is open Tuesday-Thursday for our normal hours of 11:00 am to 7:00 pm but will be open this Friday until 8:00 pm. Then on Saturday October 7th, the Tacos and Tunes Block Party is happening in Historic Downtown Yuma from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. There will be live entertain, a car show, and of course some of the best Tacos around. There will be cold brews available and of course at the Old Town Wine Cellar you will find the best wine available in Yuma to enjoy in our establishment or pick up a bottle to enjoy after the event.

For this week’s Featured Wines we are highlighting wines exclusively from Caymus Vineyards. The Wagner family of wines are best known for their legendary Caymus label, but did you know there are also several other labels produced by Caymus Vineyards. You can try all of these outstanding wines for $12.00 and or have a glass of your favorite; by the glass pours listed below.

We also have a great selection of our premium wines, including Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, available this week through our Coravin® pours (5 oz. per glass).

Status for the new Patio: We are getting very close to being able to sit outside and enjoy our cooler weather while having a glass of wine or a cold brew. Last thing to complete is replacement of the doors to the patio and then it will be open for business.


Mer Soleil 2021 Reserve Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands, CA) $23.99

Taking its name from the sea and sun – the two forces of nature that shape its exotic character – this wine is as dramatic as the place where it is sourced. With morning fog, bright sunshine and gusting winds, the Santa Lucia Highlands (40 minutes south from Monterey, California) has an extended growing season. Grapes stay on the vine longer, leading to the development of intense aromas such as custard and toasted almonds, rich fruit flavors and enlivening lemon/lime.
($10 per glass)

Sea Sun 2021 Pinot Noir (California) $19.99

The 2021 Sea Sun by Charlie Wagner Pinot Noir is ripe, soft, and smooth on the palate. Aromas of Chia, Fresh berries, a hint of chocolate truffle and forest floor. On the palate, brown spice, fresh blackberry and toasted bread. Carnitas tacos, spicy grilled shrimp, grilled lamb chops, or wild mushroom risotto.
($10 per glass)

Conundrum 2021 Red Blend (California) $19.99

Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is serious yet lighthearted, complex and approachable. With lavish fruit flavors and baking chocolate, this wine has smooth tannins that provide a distinctive, soft character. Be daring and drink slightly chilled to enhance the fruit profile and enjoy any time of year.
($10 per glass)

Caymus Suisun 2020 Grand Durif Petite Sirah (Suisun Valley, California) $39.99

This is a big, juicy Petite Sirah with notes of Toasted Herbs, deep boysenberry fruit, alongside tobacco, black cherry and baking spices. The style of this wine is full throttle and no holds barred – rich, ripe, and begging for rare prime rib.
($15 per glass)

Emmolo 2020 Merlot (Napa Valley, California) $45.99

This wine presents with aromas of Pomace, sweet toasted oak blackberries and ripe plums. On the palate you will find dark chocolate, expansive dark berry flavors, with a fresh earthiness and smooth, leathery tannins. This is a wonderfully rich, earthy, and dark well-balance Merlot.
($15 per glass)


DAOU Estate 2020 Soul of the Lion (Paso Robles, California) $172.99/Bottle

The 2020 vintage presents an alluring profusion of black cherry, mulberry and Oregon blackberry aromas with notes of leather, cigar box and dark chocolate. Hints of desert sage and crème de menthe accent the rich fruit. The palate is silky and voluptuous, delivering loads of currant, cassis, black raspberry and ripe cherry. Notes of fig and baking spice are underscored by earthy tones of dates and truffle. Mature, ripe tannins yield a weighty, velvety texture integrated with a limestone minerality and subtle oak. A lengthy finish leaves lingering impressions of blackberry, plum and espresso with a touch of white pepper. A wine of immense staying power that will evolve favorably for many years to come.
($35 per glass)

Caymus 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) $99.99/Bottle

The 2020 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon is full-framed and lasting on the palate. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of sandalwood, black fruit, and oak. Serve it with an oven-baked eye of the round roast.
($20 per glass)

DAOU Reserve 2020 Seventeen Forty (Paso Robles, California) $75.99/Bottle

Inspired by the classics of Saint-Émilion, the 2020 DAOU Reserve Seventeen Forty is a Cabernet Franc driven wine with a harmonious complement of Merlot. Beguiling aromas of blackberry cobbler, raspberry, crème de cassis and cherry pipe tobacco anticipate hints of toasty oak, black licorice and pencil shaving. Lush and full bodied, this wine bestows rich flavors of cherry, black plum, dark chocolate and blueberry compote with lovely accents of Zante currant, graphite and cinnamon. Solid structure and fine-grained tannins support a lengthy, focused finish, leaving notes of plum and boysenberry underscored by cocoa and black truffle.
($15 per glass)

Zenato 2017 Amarone Classico (Veneto, Italy) $74.99/Bottle

Dense and concentrated, yet still beautifully balanced and well-integrated, this is classic Amarone. Lush aromas of plums, dates and toasted oak greet the nose. It’s rich and full on the palate with layers of ripe, raisiny fruit and super-silky tannins to give it grip on the lengthy finish. A truly elegant, stylish wine.
($15 per glass)

Silvio Nardi 2017 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $74.99/Bottle

This Brunello opens with lush, penetrating aromas of ripe dark fruit edged with subtle spice tones, then revealing a whiff of dried flowers in the background. An elegant and richly flavorful wine, this has a velvety and polished texture and a long, refined finish.
($15 per glass)

Merryvale 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $72.99/Bottle

This is classic Napa Cabernet, offering forth scents of ripe blackberry, sweet vanilla and juicy black cherry, plus hints of dusty cedar. The palate is abundant and lively, packed to the brim with juicy berry and red cherry fruit. The flavors are harmoniously balanced by a well-structured mouthfeel of velvet tannins.
($15 per glass)


Orin Swift 2020 Abstract Red Blend (California) $38.99

The 2020 Abstract pours a neon purple splash and an opaque maroon core with dark aromatics upfront. Black plum, boysenberry and hints of bing cherry and lavender invite a taste. On the palate, the aromatics turn into the sense of taste along with a touch of dark chocolate and reduced blackberry. Supple drying tannins and a slight chalky texture close the wine with a calming finish.

Chateau La Freynelle 2019 Bordeaux Rouge (Bordeaux, France) $22.99

Beautiful bright garnet color with purple hues. The nose is very expressive with aromas of red fruits and spices. The palate presents the same intense feel of ripe fruit. The tannins are fully melted and smooth. This bordeaux is marked both by the roundness of Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon power. It accompanies beautifully with poultry, red meats and cheeses.

Drekker Brewing Co. Arnie Prrrty Lemonade Iced Tea Sour (Fargo, North Dakota) $7.99

Arnie PRRRTY is a lemonade iced tea sour and you know nothing hits the spot like a good Arnie P. This Arnie P is loaded up with lemon, lemonade mix, a little bit of apple, and iced tea so it’s hella refreshing and perfect for a warm day!


Kim Maloney
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364

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