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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


All of a sudden, The Thanksgiving Holiday is just ten days away, so this week the Old Town Wine Cellar will present a tasting of some wines that we think will go particularly well with your Thanksgiving Day feast. It’s a great lineup, so try to stop by this week and give them a try. We hope to see you soon!




Dr. Hermann 2014 Riesling Kabinett, Urziger Wurzgarten (Mosel Valley, Germany)   $19.99 The Dr. Hermann Urziger Wurzgarten Kabinett offers a rich bouquet overflowing with ripe pear and tangy citrus notes, and follows it with complex mineral and slate elements. The luscious finish of peaches and cream is accented by light notes of smoky spice.


Ruffino Sparkling Rosé (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)   $14.99 Ruffino Sparkling Rosé is a fresh, fragrant bubbly, with bright aromas of strawberries and rose petals. In the glass it produces a stream of elegant bubbles and refreshing acidity, and alluring flavors of delicate red berries and orchard fruits that linger nicely.


J Lohr 2016 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir (Monterey County)   $16.99 The Falcon’s Perch 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.


Santa Martina 2016 Rosso di Toscana (Tuscany, Italy)   $12.99 This is a blend of Sangiovese from the Chianti Classico region, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah sourced from Maremma on the Tuscan coastline. It offers crushed red cherry aromas and flavors with a pleasant underlying earthiness. Tangy acidity balances a juicy, fruit-filled palate.


Ferrari Carano 2016 Estate Merlot (Sonoma County)   $19.99 This beautifully balanced, medium bodied Merlot is made from select lots of grapes chosen from Ferrari Carano’s own vineyards in Sonoma. Cool-climate, valley floor plantings produce supple, fruit-filled wines for the blend, and mountain-side vineyard fruit lends intensity and structure.


Beronia 2010 Rioja Gran Reserva (Rioja, Spain)   $32.99 This Gran Reserva was aged in French oak for 27 months, and another 36 months in the bottle prior to release. The nose offers a subtle interplay of exotic spices, fragrant wood and sweet dark cherry. A velvety palate shows fine-grained tannins wrapped around an intense, super-ripe core of red and black fruits, with a subtle vanillin accent.




Cenyth 2016 Red Blend (Sonoma County)   $49.99 Cenyth is a blend that marries the ripe fruit of California with the elegance and finesse of Bordeaux. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from a single vineyard, along with minimal new oak aging to better preserve the freshness of the fruit, together produce a vibrant and exciting interpretation of Sonoma County.


Davis Bynum 2016 Chardonnay, River West Vineyard (Russian River Valley)   $19.99 The 2016 Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of toasted sesame, marzipan, Meyer lemon and baked apples. On the palate, the wine offers toasty brioche, hazelnut and baking spices, with a fine mix of crisp acidity and creamy richness.


Murrieta’s Well 2017 The Spur Red Blend (Livermore Valley)   $22.99 The Spur is proof that the Livermore Valley can make serious Bordeaux-styled blends. Fresh blackberry fruit pours from the glass of this elegant, dry red that prompts you to order some roast vegetables or grilled meat right now. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah, with smaller additions of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.


Stone Brewing Jägermeister & Arrogant Bastard Ale (Berlin, Germany)   $21.99 Brewed in Berlin, the Jägermeister & Arrogant Bastard Ale is wonderful for sipping on a fall evening, paired with a great meal, or just given as a gift to a true appreciator of liquid arrogance and independence. It’s is a uniquely fruity, spicy, herbal mélange, a fitting treat for the holidays to come.




Mike Shelhamer

Old Town Wine Cellar

265 S. Main Street, Suite E

Yuma, Arizona 85364


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