11-15-2011 Newsletter

11-15-2011 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday, November 18th, Historic Downtown Yuma will be the scene of the second North End Art Walk.  As many as 50 Yuma area artists will team up with downtown businesses to display their artistic creations.  In addition to all manner of art, from paintings to jewelry to ceramics, the Art Walk will feature performances of live music along the way, along with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

 

The event will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until 9:00 PM Friday evening.  Admission will be free at all participating locations, which includes most of the businesses downtown, as well as the Yuma Art Center, the Historic Yuma Theatre and the North End Artists Co-op.  Not to mention the Old Town Wine Cellar – you can enjoy some great art along with the usual great wine.  See you down here!

 

THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$5.00 to try all six, or
$5.00 for a full glass
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Decoy 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)    $17.99
This wine was fermented in stainless steel, to achieve a livelyexpression of Sauvignon Blanc that exudes fresh grapefruit, kiwi, lime, lemon zest and fresh-cut grass aromas.  The palate is tangy and balanced and the flavors fully match the aromas, with additional notes of pineapple, gooseberries and minerals that swirl their way to a full and refreshing finish.
Waterbrook 2010 Riesling (Walla Walla Valley)    $11.99
This is a textbook Washington Riesling, offering bright notes of apricot
and tangerine on the fragrant nose.  The rich palate offers lush tones of vanilla, apples and Satsuma oranges.  The finish is balanced and clean, with hints of lingering sweetness offset by crisp, clean acidity.
Hahn Winery 2009 Pinot Noir (Monterey County)    $12.99
Hahn Pinot Noir is vibrant yet elegant, with a bouquet of strawberry,
spice and floral aromas. Pleasant plum and dark cherry flavors flow across the palate, mingling with touches of black pepper and oak. The ripe fruit is
balanced by zesty, cool-climate acidity and smooth tannins.
Massimo 2009 Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)    $12.99
On the nose, the oak is just right – a light whiff that marries well
with gentle spice notes.  This wine lives up to its name as big and succulent, with engaging notes of blueberry pie and juicy plums that sit engagingly on the palate.  The flavors linger nicely at the finish, accented with spice, cedar and floral tones that add complexity.
Gundlach Bundschu 2006 Estate Merlot (Sonoma Valley)    $15.99
This Merlot is deeply layered and complex, with aromas of dark cherry, strawberry, dried tobacco leaf and lavender.  On the soft entry, ripe dark plum flavors broaden into coffee, mocha, smoke and spice on a velvet-smooth frame.
BonAnno 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)  $19.99
The fruit for this wine came from prime valley floor vineyards in the Rutherford, St. Helena and Stags Leap District.  It offers classic Cabernet aromas of spice and sage, followed by a mix of blueberry and blackberry and fresh raspberry notes.  It’s smooth, sleek and supple in the mouth,
showcasing vivid dark fruit flavors, plus a pleasant touch of anise.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY “PREMIUM POUR” ($10.00 a glass)

Miraflores 2004 Estate Syrah (El Dorado County)   $24.99
From a winery in California’s Sierra Foothills region, owned and operated by Yuma’s Dr. Victor Alvarez.  This wine reflects his passion for the Syrah varietal.  Exuberant blackberry flavors are beautifully balanced by complex hints of earth and spice.

 

NEW ARRIVALS:

Bottega Vinaia 2010 Pinot Grigio (Trentino, Italy)   $18.99
This opens with bright aromas of orchard fruits like apple and pear, along with floral tones and a hint of bitter orange peel.  The palate shows an intensity and persistence rarely found in Pinot Grigio.  It’s fresh, dry and
flavorful, with a firm structure though the lingering finish, showing real
finesse.
Viña MontGras 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Colchagua Valley, Chile)   $11.99

This wine opens with with seductive aromas of black currants, plum and a touch  of mint, laced with scents of vanilla and toasted oak.  On the palate,
soft tannins surround a deep dark fruit core of ripe plum and black cherry, and a pleasant hint of roasted coffee beans.
Bodegas Leda 2007 más de Leda Tempranillo (Castilla y León, Spain)    $19.99
This dark, dense Tempranillo opens with a fragrant Chambord and
blueberry bouquet.  The flavor profile is all about ripe dark berry fruit, laced with black licorice accents plus a subtle hint of pepper. The finish is nicely dry, with big tannins that show plenty of length.  A great wine for slow-cooked beef stew…
Hangtime 2010 California Pinot Noir    $12.99
Produced from cool climate vineyards in California’s coastal regions, the grapes for this wine saw extended hangtime on the vine prior to harvest.  They produced a Pinot with concentrated, lush fruit flavors, easy tannins and a fresh, lingering finish.
Cheers!
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405
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