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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Attention ladies:  This Wednesday, November 4th constitutes the first Wednesday of the month, and therefore the Wine Cellar will play host to another “Wine, Women & Networking” get-together.  It’s a regular and very informal gathering of professional women from numerous occupations here in the Yuma community who meet here in the shop on the first Wednesday of each month to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, do some informal networking and enjoy some nice wine while they’re at it.  Things start off around 5:30 PM, so stop by the Cellar and join in if you can!


THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING (Tuesday through Friday):


The White Doe 2013 Chenin Blanc-Viognier (California)    $14.99
Chenin Blanc and Viognier together create a harmonious marriage of flavors and textures, with the Chenin Blanc giving juicy flavors of honeydew melon and bright citrus character layered on the fresh white peach flavors and exquisite floral notes of the Viognier.


J Lohr 2013 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir (Monterey County)    $16.99
Falcon’s Perch is a blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Valdiguié.  The nose 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.


Woodwork 2013 Red Blend (Central Coast)    $13.99
Woodwork wines celebrate the craft of winemaking. Each small batch of wine highlights the unique influence of oak to bring out a varietal’s natural characteristics.  This one blends the four classic Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, all aged in French white oak.


Pascual Toso 2012 Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina)    $18.99
This is a focused and elegant yet muscular red, with ripe, juicy red raspberry fruit and hints of mocha, mint and spice on the nose.  It’s rich and savory on the palate, packed with blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit. The fruit is framed by smooth, supple tannins.


Allegrini 2010 Palazzo Della Torre (Veneto, Italy)    $22.99
This savory northern Italian red is crafted in an innovative fashion, with a portion of the grapes dried for 3 months prior to pressing.  The result is a sort of “baby Amarone” that offers a silky texture and a complex, refined palate.  A bouquet of floral tones, vanilla and black fruits is followed on the palate by juicy dark cherry and plum fruit, plus complex spice tones.


Conn Creek 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $29.99
Fruit from Conn Creek’s Collins-Holystone Vineyard in the St. Helena District forms the core of this Cabernet, along with vineyards in the Stags’ Leap, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and Spring Mountain districts.  It all combines to create a rich, supple and finely balanced Cabernet.




Francis Coppola 2013 Vendetta (Mendocino / Monterey County)    $18.99
Abundantly spicy, with notes of pepper and toasted oak, Vendetta offers juicy dark fruit, a silky mouthfeel and supple tannins.  What begins with a lush nose of lavender, leather and spices turns into lively flavors of cassis, cherry and wild raspberry.  A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Malbec grapes.


Cantina Tramin 2013 Gewurztraminer (Alto Adige, Italy)    $21.99
This offers an aromatic, ripe nose of lychee, pear, flowers and spice.  On the palate, it’s fleshy and mouthfilling, with abundant juicy tropical fruit flavors edged by tangy hints of ruby grapefruit. A mineral edge and zesty acidity brings this drier-styled Gewurztraminer to a refreshing finish.


Hess Collection 2011 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)    $54.99
Hess Collection’s signature Mt. Veeder Cabernet is sourced solely from their own Veeder Hills Vineyard.  The elevation of the vineyard ranges from 600 to 1,120 feet, and its steep slopes and sedimentary clay and shale soils restrict root growth, resulting in Mt. Veeder’s classic intense, vividly rich dark fruit flavors.


College Street Brewing Dewey’s Date Night Ale (Lake Havasu City)    $11.99
This “winter-warmer” style of strong ale is brewed with organic dates from the Yuma area, dark Belgian candy sugar, and local honey spiced with coriander and nutmeg.  It’s sure to keep you warm on the cold winter nights ahead, and to make your holidays that much merrier!




Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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