Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
The Yuma Art Center here in Historic Downtown is presenting a double feature of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show this Saturday evening, October 29th. The musical/comedy/faux-horror extravaganza will be shown at 7:00PM and again at midnight (doors open at 6:00PM and 10:55PM respectively). The showings will feature a “shadowcast”, with local amateur actors playing along in front of the screen throughout the film. Costumes are of course encouraged; Costume Madness starts at 6:30PM and 11:30PM. General admission tickets are $10. Midnight Madness Virgin Prop Kits, a Cash Bar and Concessions will also be available. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween everyone!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Dr. H. Thanisch 2018 Estate Riesling (Mosel Valley, Germany) $17.99
This Mosel Riesling is lively on the palate, and just a bit tart, like a perfectly ripe Fuji apple. Fine acidity and a restrained level of sweetness make it a great partner with creamy pastas or salads, and it makes the perfect apéritif for just about any occasion.
Angeline 2021 Reserve Pinot Noir (Mendocino County) $17.99
Mendocino County’s cool climate creates an elegant Burgundian style of Pinot Noir that offers balanced acidity, a dark garnet color, silky tannins and full, rich dark-fruit character. The wine has attractive aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry and plum, with moderate oak toast and earthy hints.
Giguiere Estate 2019 Pillars of Hercules (Dunnigan Hills) $17.99
A chewy, dense, full-bodied blend for those seeking a really big red. This blend of estate-grown Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Teroldego offers juicy, mouthwatering flavors of blackberry, blueberry and sweet oak that mingle with backnotes of earth and pepper-spice, with fine yet quite substantial tannins.
St. Huberts 2020 The Stag Red Blend (Paso Robles) $19.99
The Stag has a powerful boysenberry core on the nose, plus holiday baking spice notes of brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and clove. In the mouth it’s rich, round and soft with fine weight and body, offering flavors of ripe dark berries and raspberry custard, with spice accents and a hint of graham cracker crust.
Daou Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $24.99
Ripe blackberry and black currant aromas emerge on the nose. A seamless texture of vanilla bean and holiday spices mixed with rich black fruit and cedar accents are all evidence of the wine’s superb balance. Firm tannins are well softened with bright acidity, with a hint of pepper on the finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Leviathan 2019 Red Blend (California) $39.99
Leviathan was created in 2004 by Andy Erickson, who previously served as winemaker of the famed Napa ‘cult Cabernet’ Screaming Eagle. His objective was simple: create a single, unique red from some of the best vineyards in Northern California. It’s a proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petite Sirah.
Hacienda de Arínzano 2016 Tempranillo (Pago de Arínzano, Spain) $17.99
Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, this wine leads with aromas of fresh plum and blackberry, and then follows with a nicely smooth and full-bodied palate of ripe berry fruit accented by hints of plum and licorice, wrapped in a firm but supple tannic frame.
Charles Smith 2019 Substance Chardonnay (Columbia Valley) $14.99
The Substance Chardonnay was 100% barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for 11 months in 25% new French oak. On the nose it’s aromatic and layered, with a fragrant blend of tangerine, green apple, peach and wisteria blossoms. Italian melon, Gala apple, clove and lemon meringue flavors combine on the palate, with a refreshing backdrop of mineral and acidity.
Charles Smith 2018 Substance Cabernet (Columbia Valley) $14.99
Smith’s Substance Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful aromas of blackberry jam, chocolate and toasty vanilla, framed with a hint of baking spices. The palate is rich and savory, with flavors of ripe black fruits and a soft, silky and lingering finish.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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