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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


This Saturday, December 7th, head on down to Downtown Yuma for the sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season during the Christmas Lighting on Historic Main Street.

Festivities start off at 4 PM, and the official lighting ceremony for the Historic Downtown Main Street Christmas Tree, located in front of the Yuma Art Center at 254 S. Main, will take place at 6 PM.  The Christmas Lighting event will feature live performances by local musicians and performance groups. Free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available in the 270 Black Box Theatre. A $5 unlimited playtime Kid’s Corner will feature attractions including the Christmas Train, Battle Snow Balls, Rudolf Games, Jolly Jumpers and a Snow Zone (yes, Saturday it will snow in Yuma, Arizona). And the Toys for a Cause Car Show & Shine put on by the Together Car Club of Yuma will feature vintage vehicles, including classics, hotrods, customs and motorcycles.


So get in the holiday spirit this week and come on downtown Saturday and join in the fun.  Or come down even sooner and enjoy a glass of wine while doing some holiday shopping at the Cellar!




Tenshən 2016 White Blend (Santa Barbara County)   $19.99 A blend of Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay, this wine overflows with fleshy peach and apricot flavors edged by orange blossom and honeysuckle tones. Hints of dried spices and matcha green tea emerge on the finish, along with a touch of hazelnut.


Route Stock 2014 Route 99W Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)   $24.99 The Route 99W opens with scents of sweet Oregon blackberries and Rainier cherries, plus hints of cedar forest and a light note of rose petal. The palate offers rich, vivid flavors of freshly picked wild berries and exotic Asian spices, yet the wine displays elegance and balance.


Finca Las Moras 2018 Barrel Select Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)   $12.99 Finca Las Moras Barrel Select is a fresh and uncomplicated take on Argentina’s favorite red. It opens with jazzy notes of blackberries and plums, laced with light accents of smoke and spice. The palate is full-bodied and rich, delivering a juicy mouthful of dark fruit flavors.


Corte Fiore 2017 Appassimento (Abruzzo, Italy)   $15.99 Appassimento is a traditional Italian winemaking style in which grapes are partially dried before pressing, resulting in wines with added richness, flavor and complexity. This wine, made entirely from the native Montepulciano d’Abruzzo varietal, offers aromas of wild cherries and berries, followed by a palate of juicy dark fruit, bright acidity and ripe tannins.


Seghesio 2018 Angela’s Table Zinfandel (Sonoma County)   $19.99 Angela’s Table Zinfandel has an aromatic bouquet full of plum, raspberry and blueberry, with hints of red currant and black pepper. It’s a richly spiced red with excellent structure as well as proper balancing acidity, enhanced by a pleasant touch of oak toast.


Bear Flag 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County)   $25.99 This elegantly crafted and finely balanced Sonoma Cabernet exudes blueberry and cassis aromas along with notes of spice, cedar and vanilla. Rich black fruit flavors mingle on a velvety palate, and a delicate accent of eucalyptus lingers at the finish.




Ramey 2016 Syrah (Sonoma Coast)   $37.99 Ramey’s Sonoma Coast Syrah is garnet-purple in color, with a striking nose of black cherries, raspberries and warm black plums laced with accents of peppercorn, violets and a touch of black olive. Concentrated and richly textured on the palate, it has a firm frame of round tannins and a lively peppery lift at the finish.


Joseph Drouhin 2018 Mâcon-Lugny Les Crays (Burgundy, France)   $19.99 Joseph Drouhin holds some of Burgundy’s most highly-prized vineyards, and a 130 year history of producing quality wines. Les Crays hits all the right notes, from ripe peach and pear fruit to tangy citrus, along with a pleasant touch of creaminess. The overall palate effect is a mix of delicacy and verve – hallmarks of the Drouhin style.


La Crema 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)   $19.99 This opens with fragrant scents of dark cherry, ripe strawberries, Indian spices and a subtle saline note. In the mouth, forward flavors of black cherries, black raspberry, spice and vanilla-laced oak are framed with smooth, silky tannins.




Mike Shelhamer

Old Town Wine Cellar

265 S. Main Street, Suite E

Yuma, Arizona 85364


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