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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This week’s Featured Wines are an eclectic mix of varietals that are sure to please your palate so stop by to have a tasting or a glass of your favorite. While your here be sure to check out some of the new arrivals we have recently acquired, including an extra special wine from Penfolds that is hard to come by, but we were able to get our hands on a few bottles.

Next week we have a special tasting lined up for your enjoyment. Our Featured Wines for October 24th to 28th will all be from Daou Vineyards ( , with several of their varietals available for your tasting pleasure. Daou is one of the premier vineyards producing wines in the Paso Robles wine region in central California. We will have a representative here on Friday the 27th to present some additional Daou wines for your enjoyment. Be sure to join us for this special tasting week.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the new patio area is 85% done. Although I still have few touches to add, the patio is far enough along that it is open to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine, especially in the evenings with our weather cooling off. Come by and see what is done already and enjoy a glass on the patio.


Charles Krug 2021 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley, California) $18.99

This light to medium-bodied wine displays vibrant notes of lemon blossoms, guava and verbena on the nose. The flavors are of guava, lime peel, and ruby grapefruit with excellent body. Crisp and dry at the end.
($10 per glass)

Paul Buisse 2019 Chinon (Loire River Valley, France) $17.99

This Loire Valley Cabernet Franc begins with an enticing aroma full of bright, ripe berry fruit along with hints of dry herbs. The palate is focused on juicy red fruit flavors, with light accents of herbs and a little spice as well. With soft tannins and balanced acidity this is very easy to drink. It ends long and dry.
($10 per glass)

Hewitson 2019 Baby Bush Mourvèdre (Barossa Valley, Australia) $25.99

Medium red with a bright purple hue. Aromas of dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with dried herbs, earth and undergrowth. On the palate, has a spicy raspberry and cherry character that lifts effortlessly from the glass followed by sarsaparilla and classic blue fruits that deliver a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins.
($12 per glass)

Dave Phinney Locations CA (California) $19.99

Locations is a blend of fruit sourced from diverse California regions, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and the Sierra Foothills. A blend of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache, it’s has intensely ripe dark fruit flavors plus a pleasant touch of toasty oak.
($10 per glass)

K Vintners 2018 Syrah The Beautiful (Columbia Valley, Washington) $37.99

The 2018 Syrah The Beautiful Powerline Vineyard comes from a vineyard outside of Walla Walla, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It was not destemmed and was brought up in neutral, larger barrels. An exotic nose of ripe blue and black fruits, lavender, sappy flowers, and herbaceous de Provence-like nuances give way to a medium to full-bodied, richly textured, structured wine with a mouth-filling, layered, meaty style that builds nicely with time in the glass. There’s always a sappy, almost herbal edge to this beauty, and it ages beautifully.
($15 per glass)


Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2019 $115.99/Bottle

This Napa Valley Cabernet pumps out tasty dark plum and blackberry compote flavors, with a good coating of black licorice and a subtle thread of singed alder. Sneaky long finish.
($25 per glass)

Nickel & Nickel 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Vaca Vista Vineyard $115.99/Bottle

This Napa Valley Cabernet is solid, structured, slightly old school version, with a core of red and black currant fruit held in check for now by strident tannins and notes of warm loam and cast iron. There’s freshness and a violet note buried here too, so worth waiting for it to unwind fully. Just a bit of a bruiser now.
($25 per glass)

Ink Grade Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $105.99/Bottle

The Ink Grade Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a nose of fresh cassis, pomegranate, and cocoa with elements of thyme, mint, candied orange peels, nutmeg, cloves, and paprika. The palate is linear throughout with a consistent midpalate of bright and lifted acidity and well-integrated raw mountain tannins that close in a persistent finish.
($22 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)


Penfolds 2018 Grange Shiraz Bin 95 (Australia) $789.99/Bottle

“The latest release, from the warm ’18 vintage, of Penfolds’s most iconic wine delivers on all it promises. Even sans decanting, it promptly fills the nose with a multitude of aromas, from black cherry and lightly grilled plums to dark chocolate and cracked black pepper; from roasting herbs and spices (think bay leaf, rosemary, thyme and dried mint), to a polished glean of well-integrated oak. The palate is powerful, in a dignified way, with a sculpted shape, fine, chalky tannins and persistent flavor. Decades of age await, but if well decanted and well paired, it’s drinking remarkably beautifully now.” – 98/100, Wine Enthusiast

Amor de Madre 2018 Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain) $25.99

In the glass it displays a cherry red color with flashes of garnet. Predominant aromas are of vanilla, cocoa and spices from oak. Rounded tannins, balanced and elegant. The oaky notes are more subtle than on the nose and are very well integrated. Medium in length with a good ripe fruit finish. Pair with cheeses, grilled meats, vegetable dishes, in fact, any dishes prepared “with love”.

Eggenberg Lemon Elderberry Radler (Austria) $4.99

This is a refreshing low-alcohol beer brewed with lemon, lime and elderberry juice. Inspired by the beer/soda blends originally created for cyclists, the style is now appreciated by young and old alike – and especially during the summer season. Waves of bright citrus aroma beckon you closer once this liquid hits the glass. This addition to Eggenberg’s line-up might just be its most-refreshing yet. Flavor/Aromatic Profile: Lemon Zest, Lime Pulp, Crackers. Pairings: Oysters, Bike Rides, Sunshine.


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

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