Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
I want to let everyone know that due to the Christmas holiday falling on Thursday next week (and of course the shop being closed that day), the Wine Cellar will be open on Monday, December 22nd from 11 AM to 7 PM to help give folks a leg up on their last-minute Christmas shopping.
And, I’m happy to announce that this Wednesday, December 17th, the nice folks at Yuma Investment Group will present an Open House “Holiday Cheer” Wine Tasting here at the Wine Cellar from 4 to 7 PM. Stop by the Wine Cellar this Wednesday and you can sample this week’s wine selections gratis, courtesy of Tom Rush and the rest of the team at Yuma Investment Group, a full-service Personal Financial Planning & Wealth Management Firm based right here in Yuma (I happen to be a long-time client.) We hope to see you here!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Dreaming Tree 2013 Everyday White (Central Coast) $14.99
Dreaming Tree’s Everyday White offers alluring aromas that blend flowers, tropical fruit and minerals together for a fresh and lively bouquet. The flavors bring lime and orange zest to the top followed by creamy vanilla, honeysuckle and melon, with a distinct mineral edge.
Dreaming Tree 2012 Crush Red (North Coast) $14.99
Crush Red is a blend of 2/3 Zinfandel and 1/3 Merlot. The wine greets the nose with lush aromas of ripe raspberries, spice and vanilla. The taste is all about fresh, juicy berry and cherry fruit, carried on a velvety mouth-feel. The finish is smooth and satisfying, lingering nicely.
Las Rocas 2009 Garnacha Viñas Viejas (Calatayud, Spain) $17.99
Conditions are perfect in Spain for the heat-loving Grenache varietal; the result is a wine that offers wonderfully savory flavors of raspberry, pomegranate and peppery spice. This one was produced from vines that are up to 100 years of age. It’s richly flavored, with mineral notes that reflect the depths the roots have reached in the parched Spanish soils.
Bogle 2010 Phantom California Red $19.99
Bogle’s Phantom is a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvedre grapes, sourced from really old vines. It offers concentrated red raspberry, dark chocolate and red and black currant flavors, framed by cedar and vanilla. This is one big, bold mouthful of fruit…
Livio Felluga 2009 Vertigo (Friuli, Italy) $21.99
This Friulian blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon offers an intensely fruity and spicy nose of cherry, currant, blackberry and blueberry, framed with sweet herbs and licorice. The palate is richly vibrant and finely structured, with silky tannins.
EnRoute 2012 Pinot Noir Les Pommiers (Russian River Valley) $49.99
From the producers of Napa’s Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, this superb Russian River Valley Pinot exudes cherry, plum and raspberry aromas, with tobacco leaf and oak accents. In the mouth, layers of black and red fruits weave around finely integrated tannins. A palate-coating texture mixed with refreshing acidity creates great complexity and persistence that continues to grow and evolve beautifully in the glass.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
Numanthia 2011 Termes (Toro, Spain) $26.99
Vibrant and fruity, Termes stands out for its lively character that perfectly expresses the Toro region of Spain. Extended maceration of the grapes and regular racking during 16 months of aging in French oak gives the wine a lively mix of fruit and structure, enlivened by rich, savory accents of cedar and spice.
Kettmeir 2013 Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige-Südtirol, Italy) $15.99
This crisp, refreshing Pinot Grigio owes its character to the cooler, high-altitude vineyards of northern Italy’s Alto Adige province. Fermented and aged only in stainless steel, it offers exotic floral and citrus scents that lead on to a delicious mouthful of green apple and pear fruit.
Antigal 2006 Aduentus (Mendoza, Argentina) $12.99
The Aduentus is a stellar example of the classic art of wine blending, but with an Argentinean twist. Each sip of this rich, complex wine reveals an intriguing new flavor. Black figs, raspberries and ripe boysenberry along with hints of pepper, vanilla and caramel integrate beautifully with an underlay of savory toasted oak.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364