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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


Just a reminder to everyone this week that the Old Town Wine Cellar will be closed this Thursday, November 24th, as that is Thanksgiving Day.  But we’ll be back open for business as usual on Friday and Saturday, so drop by the Cellar and get an early start on your Christmas shopping.   I’ve said it ‘til I’m blue in the face, and by gosh I’ll say it again –a nice bottle (or better, bottles) of wine is the perfect holiday gift!  And by the way, since we’re closed Thursday, we won’t be having an official Thursday/Friday wine tasting at the Cellar this week.  But as in years past, there will be some nice wines available by the glass on Friday afternoon and evening, so do come in and join us if you’re in the neighborhood.
NEW ARRIVALS: (which would all make great additions to your Thanksgiving table!)
Ferrari Carano 2009 Reserve Chardonnay (Carneros)    $34.99
The grapes for the ‘09 Reserve Chardonnay come entirely from Ferrari
Carano’s estate vineyard in Napa’s Carneros appellation.  Comprised of three Chardonnay clones, this offers lush hazelnut, spice, butterscotch and Fuji apple aromas.  The palate delivers delicious pear, fig, caramel, crème brulée, and toasted oak  flavors that come together in a creamy, buttery finish.
Forefront 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley    $19.99
A new label from Napa’s Pine Ridge Winery, this offers voluptuous aromas of blackberry, red cherry and raspberry, accented by darker tones of espresso, peppery spice and a hint of caramel. The palate is similarly intriguing, offering a nice mixture of ripe raspberry and cherry fruit carried on a supple tannic frame.
Thomas Schmitt 2007 Riesling Kabinett (Mosel Valley)   $14.99
This is a classically crafted Kabinett from Germany’s renowned Mosel River region.  True to style, it’s a pure, refined Riesling, with poise and balance.  It offers a slightly honeyed nose, and follows with luscious pear and apricot flavors, and a hint of the mineral character the Mosel is famed for.
Decoy 2009 Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)    $21.99
Decoy presents a plush, approachable expression of Pinot that’s crafted to be ready upon release.  The aromas offer enticing layers of Bing cherries, anise, cola and mint.  On the palate, the wine displays rich layers of raspberry, Santa Rosa plum and morel mushroom, all of it underscored bybalanced acidity that carries to a long and satisfying finish.
La Scolca 2009 Gavi (Piedmont, Italy)    $17.99
Gavi comes from a small growing area in northwest Italy near Genoa on the steep slopes of the Apennines mountain range.  Made from 100% Cortese grapes, this has the typical Gavi nose of almonds and citrus fruit, with a fine, fresh, delicate and dry palate.  The crisp, refreshing acidity of the wine pairs particularly well with oysters, crab, antipasto, salads, shrimp and sushi.
Marchese de’ Frescobaldi 2010 Remolè (Tuscany, Italy)   $11.99
The Remolè opens with fragrant scents of red and black fruits, lifted by spicy impressions of black pepper and licorice. The entry is velvety and warm, and the components on the palate are well balanced, with a tasty vein of acidity.  A blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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