10/01/2013 Newsletter

10/01/2013 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

 

Just another quick reminder that in addition to our weekly Thursday & Friday wine tastings (details below), the Wine Cellar also offers the occasional Saturday afternoon beer tasting to showcase our great selection of American craft brews and imported beers and ales.  And given that Oktoberfest is now in full swing, it seems doubly appropriate to celebrate our mellow early fall weather by enjoying some great brews.  This coming Saturday, October 5th, we’ll do exactly that, with a nice selection of some of our great craft and imported beers available from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday afternoon.  The tasting fee is just $5.00 – don’t miss it!

 

THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try all six, or $10.00 for a glass:

 

Mulderbosch 2010 Chenin Blanc (Stellenbosch, South Africa)    $14.99
Abundant citrus and tropical fruit scents follow through to the lively palate of this alluring South African Chenin Blanc.  It offers luscious flavors of pineapple, citrus and melon fruit plus delicate floral and spice tones from a light degree of oak aging.

 

Martin Ray 2011 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)    $18.99
100% Pinot Noir, this wine spent 8 months in French oak.  It shows a wonderful bright ruby color, and offers aromas of wild berry fruit with a light touch of earth.  The flavors are full of cherry and raspberry with a soft finish – a perfect match with grilled salmon.

 

Hearst Ranch Winery 2009 Three Sisters Cuvée (Paso Robles)    $21.99
This Paso blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre offers plentiful aromas of strawberry and toffee, along with subtle floral and black pepper notes.  The flavor profile displays ripe dark cherry, strawberry and toasty vanilla flavors supported by refreshing acidity.

 

Waterbrook 2009 Melange Noir (Columbia Valley)    $14.99
Melange Noir is an unusual blend of a dozen red varietals, with the focus on fresh, fruity enjoyment.  It starts off with enticing aromas of dark berries and plums and those flavors dominate on the palate.  Smoothly structured tannins and well-balanced acidity supports the lingering fruit on a well-rounded finish.

 

Castello Volpaia 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany, Italy)    $27.99
This dark ruby-colored Riserva opens with black cherry and violet aromas, plus subtle earth nuances.  Flavors of fresh, ripe black cherries with cinnamon notes are wrapped up with smoothly elegant tannins, through a fresh and fruity, yet thoroughly dry finish.

 

Château Aney 2010 Haut Médoc (Bordeaux, France)    $24.99
This Left Bank château lies between St-Julien and Margaux, at the center of the great wines of that region where terroir imparts exceptional quality and provides ideal growing conditions.  The wines of Château Aney possess a finesse and balance that make them very approachable now and well-suited for medium-term aging.

 

NEW ARRIVALS:

 

Joel Gott 2011 Alakai (California)    $17.99
Alakai is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignane, made in the style of the classic wines of France’s Southern Rhône Valley.  Scents of red cherry and raspberry are accented with touches of white pepper and anise.  On the palate, the wine shows fine complexity and elegance, rounded out nicely by ripe fruit flavors and soft tannins.

 

Cuvaison 2011 Estate Chardonnay (Carneros)    $24.99
The Cuvaison Estate wines are sourced from a certified sustainable vineyard site located in the heart of Napa’s southern Carneros district.  This is a superb, elegant Chardonnay with clean and crisp flavors of tropical fruits, apples and citrus.  Spices, mineral tones and a slight touch of crème fraiche emerge on a vibrant finish.

 

Chateau Timberlay 2009 Bordeaux Supérieur (Bordeaux, France)    $15.99
This is classic Bordeaux Supérieur, from an acclaimed vintage.  The bouquet offers notes of blackberry and black currant, plus savory elements of toasted oak. The palate is balanced and refined, with silky tannins and pleasant hints of espresso and spice.

 

Cheers!

 

Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405

 

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