Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. While Thanksgiving Day festivities this year are likely to be a bit restrained compared to the norm, hopefully most folks will be able to enjoy the holiday with at least their immediate family. This week will be business as usual at the Old Town Wine Cellar, with the predictable exception that the Cellar will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 26th. We will be open Friday and Saturday as usual, so be sure to make it by the Cellar to stock up on good wines (and beers) for the holiday season to come. And take some time while you’re here to sample this week’s selections!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Fazi Battaglia 2019 Verdicchio (Le Marches, Italy) $12.99
Pale straw in color with faint jade hues, this central Italian white gives off an intense bouquet of peaches and apples, with just a hint of roses. On the palate it’s clean and dry, with refreshing acidity and a pleasant touch of bitter almond at the finish, very typical of the Verdicchio varietal.
Chateau d’Esclans 2018 Whispering Angel Rosé (Côtes de Provence, France) $20.99
Whispering Angel is the best-selling dry Rosé in the world, for good reason. Pale salmon pink in color, it offers tantalizing raspberry fruit and savory herbal aromas edged by a racy quality that cuts a swathe though the silky texture. Crisply refreshing, this finishes with an intriguing hint of saline minerality.
Old Soul 2017 Petite Sirah (Lodi) $12.99
A robust, ultra-juicy Petite Sirah, this was made with grapes sourced from Lodi’s famed 50 to 100 year-old vines. It’s a lush and jammy red, with juicy blackberry, plum and mocha flavors, a soft mouthfeel and velvety tannins that carry to a rich, lasting finish.
Pendulum 2017 Red Blend (Columbia Valley) $19.99
This Columbia Valley assemblage of Petit Verdot (28%), Malbec (27%), Syrah (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%) and Merlot (9%) opens with a bouquet of wild blueberries, crushed flowers, herbs, vanilla and spices. Sleek, rich berry flavors follow, persisting on a lengthy finish along with savory toasted oak, mocha, espresso, and black olive notes.
Terra d’Oro 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel, Deaver Vineyard (Amador County) $29.99
From a vineyard planted in 1880, this Amador old vine Zin is a deep garnet in the glass, and exudes lifted aromas of brambly dark fruit, clove and spicy toasty oak on the nose. The palate is beautifully focused, with ripe blackberry and spiced cherry fruit and silky, structured tannins.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Yangarra Estate 2016 Old Vine Grenache (McLaren Vale, Australia) $29.99
This Grenache is sourced from dry-farmed bush vines planted in 1946. It’s a rich, ripe and spicy wine loaded with vivid flavors of plum, blackberry and blackberry fruit. Firm yet polished tannins, balanced acidity, and a touch of white pepper-spice give this an intriguing mixture of opulence and finesse.
Seven Hills 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) $21.99
Seven Hills specializes in producing wines from Bordeaux varietals, which excel in Washington’s Columbia River Valley. Their 2015 Cabernet has a bright nose of black cherry kirsch, mocha and a subtle note of baker’s chocolate. The seamless palate offers rich blackberry and cassis flavors with a touch of dark chocolate.
Roscato Vino Spumante Rosso Dulce (Lombardy, Italy) $14.99
The Roscato Sparkling Sweet Red is exactly that: an irresistible, deliciously sweet and vibrantly sparkling apéritif wine produced in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Flavors of ripe red fruits like cherries and plums are mixed with hints of rose petals.
Erdinger Weissbräu Weissbier (Bavaria, Germany) $5.99
This Bavarian Hefeweizen offers classic yeasty, bread-like flavors, along with the characteristic tangy, citrus-and-banana character. The hop profile is mild, with a lightly spiced and slightly bitter edge. The finish is fresh, clean and tongue-tingling.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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