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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

As 2021 draws to a close, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of my customers here at the Old Town Wine Cellar for another great year, in fact, it’s been best year that the Cellar has ever experienced! 2022 will be year number twenty for the Wine Cellar here in Historic Downtown, and it has been a wonderful experience from the very beginning clear up to the present. I look forward to many more years here serving the Yuma community.

Just a quick note: this week, the Wine Cellar will have our normal hours Tuesday through Friday, 11AM to 7PM. The Cellar will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1st. And with that, I want to wish a very happy and prosperous new year to everyone!


Arizona Stronghold 2018 Tazi (Cochise County) $14.99

Named after the son of Chief Cochise of the Chiricahua Apache tribe, the 2018 Tazi blends Malvasia Bianca – a white grape grown mainly in Italy to produce dry, sweet and sparkling wines, with a bit of Muscat. It starts off with notes of Asian pear, key lime and passion fruit and finishes with a medley of lychee, lemon zest and grapefruit.

Cherry Pie 2018 Pinot Noir (Monterey/Napa/Santa Barbara County) $19.99

Cherry Pie ‘Tri-County’ Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberries, nutmeg, sandalwood and dark oolong tea. The palate is silky in texture, with ripe acidity framing the bright black cherry and berry fruit. A pleasant touch of sweet oak toast comes in on the finish.

Piattelli 2019 Malbec Reserva (Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina) $15.99

This inky-purple Malbec gives off a bouquet of dark fruits, coffee and freshly-tilled earth. On the palate, flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis mingle with smoke, black pepper and light vanilla tones. It’s an elegant, balanced wine with a silky texture.

Craggy Range 2018 Te Kahu Red (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) $22.99

Te Kahu combines the classic Bordeaux varietals, all sourced from the renowned Gimblett Gravels growing region of Hawkes Bay. The result is a rich and elegant red with ripe black fruit flavors, complex tones of cedar and spices, and a lingering finish.

Daou Vineyards 2019 Bodyguard Red (Paso Robles) $39.99

A fragrant nose of blackberry, raspberry and crème de cassis leads to a fleshy palate offering generous flavors of cherry, raspberry and blueberry, with underlying accents of dusty leather, pencil shavings, cigar box and herbs. It all comes to an elegantly styled and beautifully structured finish. 60% Petit Verdot / 40% Petite Sirah.


Delas 2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre (Rhone Valley, France) $57.99

Haute Pierre exudes classic Provençal aromas of ripe blackberries and currants, along with toasty spice and earth accents. A blend dominated by Grenache, it has a full-bodied richness with good depth on the palate, showing exotic accents of cured meat, bay leaf and tobacco leaf.

Damilano 2018 Barbera d’Asti (Piedmont, Italy) $21.99

This opens with brightly perfumed aromas of ripe strawberries and dried flowers. On the palate it’s delicate and balanced, with a layered profile of spice, leather, licorice and black fruit flavors, silky tannins and a chocolate, coffee and raspberry aftertaste.

Austin Hope 2019 Quest Red (Paso Robles) $21.99

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Quest Red offers a nose of fresh berry fruit that’s nicely edged notes of vanilla and caramel. On the palate, rich fruit flavors of berries and plums come to a long, silky French-vanilla ending.

Epic Brewing Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout (Denver) $17.99

Epic’s Big Bad Baptist “Black Forest Cake” Imperial Stout tastes just like they baked a gooey, delicious cake, melted it down and then put it in a bottle. Chocolate, coconut and cherry blend with roasty coffee notes. You’ll soon be craving another bite – oops, I mean swig!


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

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