Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just in case you needed a little something to get you in that Halloween kind of mood, this coming Saturday evening, October 27th, the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show will be screening at the Historic Yuma Theatre (254 S. Main). The musical/comedy/faux-horror show will air at midnight, with doors open at 10PM and a costume parade at 11PM. Midnight Madness Virgin Kits (i.e. prop bags) will be available for purchase at the door. And of course, do brush up on your Time Warp dance moves before coming. Leave the kids at home; ages 18 and over admitted only. $7 general admission at the door, or go to www.yumashowtickets.com to get yours ahead of time. Have fun!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Cadaretta 2015 SBS Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon (Columbia Valley) $18.99
Cadaretta’s SBS blend is a wine designed to be enjoyed in its youth: it’s crisp, fruity and bracing. The nose is intense, with pear and lime aromas and a subtle touch of honeysuckle. A rush of juicy acidity greets the mouth, with a mix of tangy citrus zest and clean, ripe stone fruit flavors.
J Lohr 2016 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $16.99 The Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir offers aromas of dark berries, rose petals and exotic spices. It’s delicious and seductive, with dark cherry and berry flavors plus complimentary notes of spice, anise and oak toast.
Brack Mountain 2014 The Boatman Red (California) $12.99
Made with fruit sourced from Mendocino, Sierra Foothills, Amador County and Lodi, Boatman Red is a proprietary blend of 40% Alicante Bouschet, 26% Merlot, 23% Malbec, 7% Cabernet and 4% Petite Sirah. It offers a juicy mix of savory red fruit flavors with peppery accents.
Piattelli 2016 Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) $14.99 This inky-purple Malbec offers a bouquet of dark fruits, coffee and freshly-tilled earth. On the palate, flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis mingle with smoke, black pepper and light vanilla tones. It’s an elegant, balanced red with a silky texture.
Murphy-Goode 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley) $18.99 This wine offers a bold, pleasing bouquet of ripe, tangy blackberry, black pepper, toasted oak, eucalyptus and lavender. The lush wild berry fruit tones persist through to the palate, along with burly tannins, espresso and herb notes and a hint of tobacco leaf. The flavors are nicely balanced, with an extended, dry finish.
Beronia 2009 Rioja Gran Reserva (Rioja, Spain) $32.99 This Gran Reserva was aged in French oak for 27 months, and another 36 months in the bottle prior to release. The nose offers a subtle interplay of exotic spices, fragrant wood and sweet dark cherry. A velvety palate shows fine-grained tannins wrapped around an intense, super-ripe core of red and black fruits, with a subtle vanillin accent.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Barone Ricasoli 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Rocca Guicciarda (Tuscany, Italy) $24.99 This Classico begins with fresh black cherry aromas mixed in with hints of leather, earth, plums and violets. The palate is medium in body, with firm tannins and pleasant acidity. Classic Chianti flavors of ripe black cherries and plums are accented by a hint of fennel.
Chateau St. Jean 2013 Soirée California Red $8.99 A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec, this juicy red blend is rich in flavor and beautifully balanced. Bright aromas of blackberry and spice lead on to juicy fruit flavors, with a touch of sweet oak spice.
Dominio del Águila 2013 Pícaro Tinto (Ribera del Duero, Spain) $22.99 This blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Albillo was whole-cluster pressed, and aged for 20 months in French oak. It’s full-bodied yet delicate and lightly floral, melding a rich dark fruit character with pleasant accents of smoke and vanilla.
Stone Brewing Xocoveza Mocha Stout (Escondido) $8.99 Xocoveza is a unique take on Mexican hot chocolate. A burst of cinnamon, cocoa and coffee tones are followed with nutmeg and pepper hints. As it warms, flavor elements evolve beautifully, with a rich mix of cocoa and vanilla flavors and notes of cocoa and cinnamon. A tingling dose of heat from the pasilla peppers comes through at the end.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364