Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Just a quick reminder to everyone this week that the Old Town Wine Cellar will be closed on Thursday, November 27th, aka Thanksgiving Day. But we’ll be back open for business as usual both Friday and Saturday, so feel free to come by the Cellar and get a head start on your Christmas shopping after you’ve slept off the Turkey Day feast. I’ll say it once again – a nice bottle of wine makes the perfect gift! And of course, other than Thanksgiving Day, we’ll have this week’s wine selections available for tasting Tuesday through Friday. Hope to see you at the Cellar!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Merryvale 2011 Starmont Chardonnay (Napa Valley) $19.99
This is fresh and vibrant Chardonnay, offering a full-bodied mix of tangerine, lime, nectarine and pear flavors that are complex, layered and cleansing. The wine has enough creamy oak to add a satisfying touch of richness, but the emphasis is on a focused and pure core of ripe orchard fruits.
Hartford Court 2011 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $29.99
This is classic Russian River Valley Pinot, with aromas of ripe dark raspberries and cherries plus a hint of rose petals. The palate shows rich black fruit flavors with undertones of cola, Asian spices and black tea. It’s a seductively layered wine with fine acidity and soft, enveloping tannins.
Pinnacoli 2008 Primitivo di Manduria (Puglia, Italy) $14.99
This Puglian Primitivo offers a Zinny array of spicy black and red fruit aromas with light herb notes. The tannins are gentle, balancing the ripe richness of the fruit with touches of coffee, ending with a hint of cinnamon.
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.
Black Billy 2009 Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre (McLaren Vale, Australia) $19.99
This Aussie “GSM” is a blend of Rhone grape varietals – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – with the emphasis on Grenache (64%). The result is a rich and expressive red with ripe raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit, accented with vanillin toast and subtle spice notes.
Austin Hope Cellars 2012 Treana (Paso Robles) $31.99
Treana shows a deep ruby hue and displays up-front aromas of ripe, dark fruits and spice. Rich, expansive flavors of dark cherry and plum are accented by an exotic mix of mocha, tobacco and toasty oak accents. Depth and power come from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, the balance of 30% Syrah lends an inviting silky softness.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Cambria 2013 Clone 4 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) $24.99
This Pinot is vinted from Pommard Clone 4 grapes that are grown at Cambria’s estate vineyards located on the Santa Maria Bench, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It’s silky smooth, dry and elegant, with flavors of cherry, cranberry, persimmon, sweet oak and baking spice.
Coquille d’Oc 2013 Rosé (Languedoc, France) $13.99
This Languedoc rosé is an early-picked blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes. A fine salmon-pink in color, it offers red raspberry and redcurrant aromas on the nose. In the mouth, the fruit shines through with a bright and very summery freshness.
Cosentino 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Lodi) $12.99
Cosentino’s 2012 ‘The Cab’ is bright crimson in color, with sage and currants on the nose. Medium bodied, it features youthful red fruits like cherries and pomegranates accented by savory spice notes that come in on the finish. A versatile, fresh and food-friendly Cabernet.
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout (Yorkshire, England) $4.99
This is a dark, wonderfully silky, smooth-textured ale with a complex, medium-dry palate and a fine, bitter-sweet finish. It’s brewed with pure well water, malted and roasted barley, oatmeal, yeast and hops. The beer is fermented in large open-topped stone vats, known as Yorkshire squares
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364