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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
This Friday, November 30th, Arizona Classical Ballet will do their part to get you in the holiday spirit with a presentation of A Christmas Carol at the
Historic Yuma Theatre here in Old Town.  The classic story is enlivened with ballet, live voice and strings.  I probably don’t need to go over the plot here;
suffice it to say that the show kicks off at 7:00 PM, tickets are just $10 and
can be purchased at the Art Center box office (254 S. Main, right next to the
Theatre).  Call Terri at 366-7913 for more info.  Happy holidays!
THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try them all, or
$10.00 for a full glass

Valley of the Moon 2010 Pinot Blanc (Sonoma County)    $14.99
Fresh aromas of kiwi fruit, lemon zest and pear, accented by a background note of green apple, give this Sonoma Pinot Blanc an uncommon allure.  Tropical fruit and tangerine highlight the vibrant flavors.  The lithe palate is matched by superb balance through a crisp, lingering finish.

Georges Duboeuf 2009 Cru Beaujolais Domaine des Rosiers (Burgundy, France)   $18.99
Georges Duboeuf has called ‘09 the “vintage of a lifetime.”  This Moulin-à-Vent is one of the finest wines in his portfolio, offering an elegant richness that defies the humble reputation of Beaujolais.  Delicious flavors of blackberries, black currant jam and spices offer remarkable depth and length.
Frescobaldi 2008 Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva (Tuscany, Italy)  $22.99
Marchesi de’Frescobaldi makes this Riserva on an estate that dates to the 11th century.  The wine offers aromas of tart cherries and blackberries with hints of leather and spice.  Flavors of red and black currants and dark plums mingle with accents of espresso on a smooth and refined palate.
St. Hallett 2008 Faith Shiraz  (Barossa Valley, Australia)   $16.99
The Faith offers vibrant black cherry, red raspberry and rich chocolate flavors, balanced with smooth, supple tannins and a touch of vanillin oak.  The overall palate effect is of rich ripe fruit and a fine generosity of flavor – classic Barossa Shiraz.
DeLoach Vineyards 2008 O·F·S Zinfandel (Russian River Valley)

The O·F·S Zinfandel is sourced from premium Russian River Valley vineyards in warmer areas of the AVA where the grapes ripen over a longer growing season, developing richer and more complex flavors.  Dark ruby in color, this Zin is fully ripe and brambly yet elegant, with deep notes of blackberries and candied fruits accented by hints of lavender and chocolate.
Girard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)   $29.99
Girard’s 2009 Cabernet showcases the ripe, rich fruit and polished tannins that Napa Valley is famous for.  On the nose, juicy blackberry and currant fruit tones mix with hints of sage, anise, cocoa and mint.  A full-bodied palate exhibits fine but firm tannins, providing a perfect counterpoint to the abundant fruit.
Fuligni 2007 Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, Italy)   $69.99
This begins with aromas of super-ripe dark fruit, flowers, spices, chocolate, sweet oak and a delicate hint of earth. It’s full-bodied, thick and very rich, full of blackberry, black currant and toasty oak, plus complex notes of anise, menthol, cedar and minerals that form an intense and elegant whole. It ends beautifully on the long, smoky/spicy finish.
ChocolatRouge Chocolate-Infused Red Wine (California)    $12.99
ChocolatRouge red is reminiscent of chocolate-dipped cherries with a soft, velvety finish.  It’s just like biting into a chunk of dark chocolate, and then washing it down with a fine red wine.
Line 39 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast)    $12.99
The 2011 Line 39 Cabernet exhibits rich fruit flavors of currant and blackberry, plus a hint of mint.  The tannins are relatively easy, but provide enough edge to give the wine good structure and palate grip.  A fresh, balanced acidity allows the clean finish to linger nicely.
Dutton Goldfield 2010 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)   $29.99
On the nose, this is an absolute citrus and tropical fruitbasket with caramel and toffee overtones. Yet, a wonderful freshness and keen minerality in the mouth balances the promised lushness. Citrus and peach fruit flavors lead,
with a creamy, spiced nutmeg quality that comes from careful oak aging.
Mike Shelhamer
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona  85364

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