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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Here is some good news to accompany the welcome arrival of Fall in Yuma – with the arrival of the cooler season, my good friend Mario Ghedin has re-opened his Italian deli restaurant, Autentico Sapore Italiano, in the Colorado River State Historic Park at 201 N. 4th Avenue here in Historic Downtown. Mario has expanded his menu offerings, and now features great pizza along with his superb antipasti choices. Plus, he now has a liquor license, so wine is available as well (Italian of course!)

Open hours are Tuesday thru Sunday 11AM to 5PM, telephone is 928-259-9333. As before, access to the Deli is thru the Historic Park Visitors Center. We went this past Sunday, and had a great time – delicious food served on the patio in a beautiful park setting. So be sure to check out Autentico Sapore Italiano soon, and tell Mario that Mike at the Wine Cellar says ciao!


Craggy Range 2021 Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc (Martinborough, New Zealand) $22.99

This Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc opens up with intense passion-fruit, lime and gooseberry aromas. The palate displays superb depth and complexity, with flavors of ripe melon, apricot and pineapple edged with accents of candied ginger and lemon verbena.

La Crema 2019 Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $16.99

A deep garnet color in the glass, this wine has aromas of flowers and strawberries. The flavor profile offers cherries, strawberries and spices, plus a pleasant hint of cedar. Smooth, well-balanced tannins carry this to a silky and satisfying finish.

Regaleali 2018 Nero d’Avola (Sicily, Italy) $15.99

Made with 100% Nero d’Avola, a native Sicilian varietal, this wine offers a bright nose redolent of red currant, blackberry, licorice and Asian spice. A firm, savory palate delivers a mouthful of juicy dark cherry and berry fruit with solid tannins.

St. Francis 2018 Merlot (Sonoma County) $18.99

The grapes for this Merlot come from estate vineyards in the Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, and from growers in other areas including the Alexander Valley. It’s a smooth and elegant red, with classic varietal aromas and rich flavors of dark cherries and plums.

Ironstone 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc (Sierra Foothills) $24.99

Ironstone Reserve Cab Franc is a full-bodied, hefty red with aromas of red currants and lavender. On the palate, fleshy flavors of juicy blackberries and plums are framed with subtle touches of sweet oak and cedar. It’s a superb rendition of this sadly neglected varietal.


Bolla 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Le Origini (Veneto, Italy) $54.99

Bolla’s Le Origini Classico Riserva is a juicy, powerful and mouth-filling Amarone. The wine offers dark cherry, vanilla, fennel and cedar-spiced aromas on the nose, with black cherry, cocoa, porcini mushroom, sweet tobacco leaf, dried fruit and spicy oak toast flavors on the palate.

Piper Sonoma Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine (Sonoma County) $22.99

Stunning color and elegant flavor are the hallmarks of this deliciously versatile Brut. Black cherry and citrus scents unfold into ripe cherry and berry flavors, coming to a satisfying finish. Brut Rosé makes a wonderful accompaniment to any festive weekend brunch.

Magnolia Grove 2020 California Pinot Grigio $10.99

This California Pinot Grigio exudes a nicely expressive nose of pear, peach and apricot In the mouth a forward surge of lemon zest and a touch of pine nut leads to juicy tones of ripe citrus, fig, peach and pineapple fruit.


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

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