Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday evening, November 21st, The North End Art Walk strolls back into Historic Downtown Yuma. This recurring downtown event brings together local artists and downtown merchants and property owners who will provide showplaces for their artistic creations. The Art Walk kicks off at 5 PM and goes until 9 PM – for more info call the Yuma Art Center (373-5202).
Then on Saturday, November 22nd, the Wine Cellar will present another of our regular Saturday Afternoon Beer Tastings. The tasting fee as always is just $5, and of course all the beers will be available by the glass as well. We’ll go from noon to 5 PM, so be sure to make your way down to Old Town this weekend to sample some more great brews at the Cellar!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Mer Soleil 2013 Silver Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands) $21.99
Mer Soleil Silver unites the crisp essence of classic French Chablis with the tropical accents of California Chardonnay. Fresh, lively citrus scents lead to tangy flavors of green apple and lemon zest plus nuances of tropical fruits. A subtle mineral quality and bright acidity enliven the finish.
Tenuta Sassoregale 2010 Sangiovese (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99
A perfect expression of Tuscan Sangiovese, this wine offers classic varietal aromas of spicy cherries accented by a subtle notes of herbs and earth. The palate is a bath of sweet red currants supported by gripping tannins, finishing with a persistent, savory richness.
Viña Mayor 2007 Secreto (Ribera del Duero, Spain) $19.99
Secreto is a deep ruby in color, with a complex bouquet of black cherry and violets plus added hints of spices and vanilla. Rich, full dark fruit flavors and exotic hints of spice and cedar predominate on the palate, with a harmonious balance framed by firm tannins.
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.
Hearst Ranch Winery 2011 Three Sisters Cuvée (Paso Robles) $21.99
This Paso blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre offers plentiful aromas of strawberry and toffee, along with subtle floral and pepper-spice notes. The flavor profile displays ripe dark cherry, strawberry and toasty vanilla flavors supported by refreshing acidity.
Tacora 2010 Gran Reserva (Colchagua Valley, Chile) $22.99
Tacora’s Grran Reserva is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot grapes sourced from the Colchagua Valley, Chile’s premier winegrowing region. It’s packed with bold black fruit flavors of berries, plums and currants supported by a strong, balanced tannic frame.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
MacMurray Ranch 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $32.99
Fragrant, floral and redolent of dark cherry fruit, this wine exhibits all the delicacy and allure of this classic varietal. Notes of rose petal, caramel and forest floor weave through a rich black fruit core. The palate is finely balanced and silky, framed by soft tannins.
Guenoc 2012 Petite Sirah (Lake County) $17.99
A deep purple in hue, this Petite opens with brooding scents of ripe black fruits. The palate offers a rich, full mouthfeel, with elements of chocolate and mocha framing bright fruit flavors of blueberry, raspberry, dark cherry and spicy plum.
Rogue Brewing Chocolate Stout (Newport, Oregon) $8.99
This Oregon stout pours pitch-black, with a creamy two-finger beige head. The nose is huge; dark chocolate with hints of oats and vanilla. Dark, lightly bitter chocolate flavors dominate, plus notes of toffee, vanilla, oats and roast coffee. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and creamy, with medium carbonation.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364