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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This Wednesday, October 22nd, some of my good friends at Yuma Investment Group (YIG), a full-service Personal Financial Planning & Wealth Management Firm here in Yuma, will be at the Old Town Wine Cellar once again to host the Wine Tasting from 5 to 7 PM.  Stop by if you can Wednesday evening and taste some nice wines courtesy of YIG – it’s a great way to get over those mid-week blahs.  We hope to see you down here!


THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING (Tuesday through Friday):


Castello Banfi 2012 Principessa Gavi (Piedmont, Italy)    $14.99
Banfi’s Principessa Gavi exudes pleasant scents of green apple with a floral accent.  It’s a light-bodied white that’s refreshing, fruity and fun, with green apple, juicy lime and white pear flavors edged with keen acidity.  The ending is clean and crisp.


Etude 2014 Lyric Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)    $17.99
Etude Winery has been handcrafting acclaimed Pinot Noirs in Napa Valley’s Carneros region for over 30 years, and are now applying their proven skill with the varietal to the Santa Barbara County appellation. Their Lyric bottling is an excellent rendition, offering a core of ripe black cherry fruit enhanced by hints of red raspberry and tart cranberry.


Bogle Vineyards 2012 Essential Red (California)    $11.99
Bogle’s Essential Red is a delicious blend of some of California’s finest plantings of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, designed for one purpose – pure enjoyment.  It’s all about the fruit, with intense flavors of boysenberry and cherry and a pleasant hint of vanilla.


Castiglion del Bosco 2011 Rosso di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy)    $19.99
This “Baby Brunello” is a bright ruby-red in the glass.  Pungently fruity aromas of red raspberry, cherry jam and balsamic spices greet the nose. The palate is rich and ripe, offering balsamic dark cherry and aromatic herb flavors. The finish offers delicate pepper notes, with firm tannins and plenty of ripe fruit.


Ironstone 2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc (Sierra Foothills)    $19.99
Ironstone’s Reserve Cab Franc is a full-bodied, solid red with aromas hinting at red currants and lavender. Fleshy flavors of juicy blackberries and plums are beautifully mixed with subtle touches of sweet oak and cedar.  It’s a beautiful rendition of this neglected varietal.


Trivento 2012 Golden Reserve Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)    $24.99
Trivento’s Golden Reserve offers rich aromas of black cherry, blackberry, black olives, violets and fennel.  The palate is smooth and plush, with vivid layers of cherry, fig and raspberry fruit followed by cocoa, cedar and licorice notes on a muscular finish.




Niner Estates 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles)    $17.99
Sourced from the Niner family’s Bootjack Ranch Vineyard, this has a fruit-filled nose of Meyer lemons, nectarines and fennel, with hints of vanilla and white pepper.  The palate shows juicy flavors of ripe pineapple, tangerine, citrus and mint.


Tenuta di Arceno 2011 Il Fauno di Arcanum (Tuscany, Italy)    $27.99
Tenuta di Arceno lies in the hills of Tuscany’s Chianti region, midway between Florence and Siena. Their Il Fauno di Arcanum is a Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Aged one year in 30% new French oak, it shows ripe blackberry, cherry, spice and mineral notes, along with a lively acidity that makes it a great partner with food.


Ryder Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast)    $12.99
Ryder Estate’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and elegant, with scents of black currants and dark cherries accented by hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Alluring flavors of blackberries and blueberries create a lush mid-palate, ending with a fine, savory finish.


Quinta de la Rosa Fine Tawny Port (Douro Valley, Portugal)    $17.99
Quinta de la Rosa is one of the very few family-owned, independent Port houses remaining in Portugal. Their Fine Tawny is made with only premium, estate-grown grapes.  It offers a a rich mix of dried fruit, caramel and vanilla flavors with a long and very pleasing finish.


Corsendonk Agnus Tripel Ale (Belgium)    $10.99
This Belgian Tripel pours with an amber-golden color and frothy white head.  The aroma is tropical, with a touch of spices. The flavors blend elements of dried fruit, like apple, pear and banana, with a light caramel maltiness and a touch of honey.




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

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