Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
As our glorious Fall weather just keeps getting better and better, the events focus is definitely shifting to the Great Outdoors. For example, this Saturday, October 25th we have the 27th Annual Yuma Catfish Rodeo and 6th Annual Nature Fair over at the West Wetlands Park, just a short ways from Downtown at 1st Street & 12th Avenue. The Optimists Club of Yuma is partnering with Yuma Parks & Rec, Arizona Game & Fish, U.S. Fish & Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management to provide kids 13 & younger a chance to catch some catfish (and win prizes!) as well as take part in the Nature Fair where they can practice shooting a bow, learn about gun safety and also learn about the various animals that live in our Desert Southwest environment. Participants should bring their own bait and fishing gear, but a limited supply of gear will be available. Hours are 7AM to noon and admission is free; kids just need to bring a parent.
But if you still want to spend some quality time inside, keep in mind that we have a great line-up of wines to taste this week, so don’t forget to come by the Wine Cellar!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Markus Molitor 2012 Riesling Kabinett Zeltinger Sonnenuhr (Mosel Valley, Germany) $21.99
This is a rich style of Kabinett, with enticing aromas of apricot, peach, pear and floral tones on the nose. The palate is creamy and layered, imparting a savory quality to the medley of apple, citrus and peach flavors. Mineral tones and mouthwatering acidity support a buoyant finish.
Ferrari Carano 2012 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) $29.99
This is sourced from Ferrari Carano’s three estate vineyards in the Anderson Valley. The nose exudes an array of aromatic delights like black cherry, red plum, raspberry and spice. The flavors echo the aromas, with added notes of cola and spice. Finely integrated tannins and deft oak aging give this wine a rich and polished mouthfeel.
Cameron Hughes 2009 Lot 241 Red (Monterey County) $11.99
Lot 241 is a Monterey County blend of Syrah and Grenache, along with smaller additions of Mourvèdre and Carignan. Rich fruit aromas of plums and blackberries lead on to an expansive palate of ripe berry fruit and subtle spice notes.
Four Vines 2007 Petite Sirah (Paso Robles) $15.99
A deep purple in hue, this Paso Petite opens with brooding scents of ripe black fruits. The palate offers a rich and full mouthfeel, with elements of chocolate and mocha framing deep, vivid fruit flavors of blueberry, raspberry, black cherry and dark plum.
Villa Antinori 2011 Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) $19.99
The Villa Antinori is a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, crafted by the renowned Piero Antinori. The wine’s bouquet offers scents of sweet fruit, spice and a hint of oak. Black cherry and cassis fruit dominates on the palate, with a touch of chocolate.
Marques de Murrieta 2008 Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain) $24.99
On the nose, this Rioja Reserva offers exotic aromas of vanilla, clove and cinnamon. A smooth and velvety palate has abundant dark cherry and black plum fruit flavors, plus exotic hints of fresh earth, tobacco and Indian spice that carry to the finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Eremus 2009 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy) $49.99
This Brunello opens with aromas of ripe dark fruits edged with smoky spice, with a hint of dried flowers in the background. It’s a richly flavorful wine on the palate, with blackberry, black cherry and plum fruit plus elements of anise and menthol. A fine, velvety mouthfeel carries this along to a refined, lengthy finish.
Lockwood Vineyards 2011 Liquid Velvet (Central Coast ) $17.99
Deep and rich in color, Liquid Velvet Red overflows with aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruit like cherry and blackberry, laced with notes of chocolate and spice. A silky smooth texture, balanced structure and a satisfying finish makes this a perfect match for a grilled steak enjoyed by candlelight…
Mutt Lynch 2012 Hellhound Red (Sonoma County) $24.99
This is a bold red blend that offers aromas of blackberry, leather and cedar and a hint of mint. On the palate, ripe blackberry fruit, toasty oak, tobacco, and cocoa flavors are enlivened by floral notes. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364