11-29-2011 Newsletter

11-29-2011 Newsletter

Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday, December 2nd, the Yuma Crossing Heritage Area Corporation presents “Broadway Today.”  The show will feature “over-the-top” live
versions of a variety of great Broadway show tunes; some classic and many of more recent vintage (get the wine reference?)  Examples include West Side Story, Hair, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Chicago and Mama Mia, along with lots of others.  A special touring company of talented
performers, all veterans of the New York stage, will bring these great show tunes to you in the intimate setting of Old Town’s Historic Yuma Theatre (254 S. Main Street).  The show begins at 7:00 PM; reserved seating tickets are just $23, available at the Art Center box office or on-line at www.yumaaz.gov/events.

 

It sure sounds like something you won’t want to miss – just make sure you stop by the Wine Cellar for our weekly wine tasting first!

 

THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$5.00 to try all six, or $5.00 for a full glass:

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.
Thomas Schmitt 2007 Riesling Kabinett (Mosel Valley)   $14.99

This is a classically crafted Kabinett from Germany’s renowned Mosel River region.  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.
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.
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.

 

Pietro Rinaldi 2007 Dolcetto d’Alba (Piedmont, Italy)    $15.99

Pietro Rinaldi’s Dolcetto offers an intense bouquet of blackberry and plum.  It’s balanced, fresh and nicely dry on the palate, with rich dark fruit flavors, firm tannins and a crisp finish.
Wine Guerrilla 2009 Rebel Cru Red (Sonoma County)    $19.99

The Rebel Cru Red offers lush aromas of blackberries,spice and vanilla.  The wine tastes of blackberry and black cherry with a velvety mouthfeel.  The finish is smooth and elegant, and lingers nicely.  A proprietary blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Sirah.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY “PREMIUM POUR” ($10.00 a glass)

 

Scala Dei 2004 Prior (Priorat, Spain)   $29.99

Scala Dei was the very first winery in Priorat, established in the year 1163 by the Carthusian monks, who introduced grapevines and winemaking to the region.  The Prior is a blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.  It offers aromas of vanilla, cedar, clove and black raspberry, and a firm, yet supple mixture of dark fruit and minerals.
NEW ARRIVALS:

 

Caymus 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (Napa  Valley)   $119.99
One of the most collectible Cabernets in the world, the Special Selection is crafted from the outstanding barrels of the vintage. Concentrated wild berry and cassis aromas lead on to flavors of black cherry, blueberry, red currant and cocoa, balanced with toasty oak. A long, velvety finish carries the powerful fruit to the end.
Matua 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)   $10.99

Aromas of fresh herbs and sweet citrus jump from the glass, followed by flavors of green apple, melon and guava.  It’s ripe and juicy, with tangy acidity and a zesty finish.   A wonderful example of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, at a great price.
La Marca Prosecco (Veneto, Italy)    $12.99

Grown in Northern Italy, the Prosecco grape is cherished for its expressiveness.  The La Marca Prosecco is a vibrantly fresh sparkler with delicate aromas and clean fruit flavors of ripe apple, peach and honeysuckle.
The soft, harmoniously fruity notes highlighted by crisp acidity makes
it ideal for any occasion.
Cheers!
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364
928-373-0405

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