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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:


As 2013 draws to a close, I want to thank all of my customers and friends here in the Yuma area for their continuing support.  January 1, 2014 marks the start of Year Number 12 for the Old Town Wine Cellar, and I can tell you it’s been a really wonderful experience from the very beginning to meet and get to know so many of my fellow Yumans here at the Cellar over the years.  Along the way, I’ve had a close-up view of the ongoing revitalization of the Historic Downtown area.  I’m impressed by what’s been achieved already, and I see an increasingly bright future for downtown as a diverse arts, entertainment, dining and specialty retail district.  The Cellar will be a part of it for many years to come, and we’ll keep on bringing Yuma the best wines we can find at the very best prices.  I wish everyone a great 2014, and I hope you’ll stop by the Cellar soon!


THURSDAY & FRIDAY WINE TASTING$10.00 to try all six, or $10.00 for a glass:


David Girard 2011 Roussanne (El Dorado County)    $19.99
This El Dorado County version of the classic Rhone Valley varietal opens with an exotic mix of apple, honeydew and pineapple aromas.  On the palate, juicy white peach, pear and nectarine flavors are framed by crisp acidity.


Folie à Deux 2011 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)    $19.99
Folie à Deux’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir opens with intense aromas of ripe plum, dark cherry and raspberry followed by subtle notes of earthy truffle and spice.  Precise and clean, this wine has an alluring palate of ripe black cherry fruit edged with a hint of tobacco leaf.


Cecchi 2011 Chianti (Tuscany, Italy)    $10.99
This Chianti is traditionally fermented and vinified using only native grape varietals. Traditional fermentation on the skins for two weeks is followed by gentle pressing, and the wine is aged for six months before release.  A perfect accompaniment to flavorful roast meat and pasta dishes.


Stateland 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles)    $15.99
This Paso Cabernet opens with a spicy blackberry bouquet, edged with hints of mint and toasty oak.  It’s a smooth and balanced red in the mouth, with plenty of ripe fruit framed by smooth, easy tannins.


Qupé 2011 Syrah (Central Coast)    $19.99
This is a vibrant Syrah, overflowing with ripe black fruit on the nose, followed up by notes of spice and oak.  Dense fruit flavors of dark cherries, blackberries and stewed plums are tinged with accents of mocha, expresso and cinnamon that come to a lush, lasting finish.


Luis Cañas 2004 Reserva de la Familia (Rioja, Spain)    $34.99
This is a superb representation of what top-level Rioja Reserva has that no other region or country can offer:  a remarkable combination of fresh, bright fruit and toasted vanilla notes, along with the classic “forest floor”, dry herb and earth character of a great, well-aged Tempranillo.  A true Spanish masterpiece.




Byron 2011 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley)    $24.99
Byron’s 2011 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir opens with aromas of dark berry and cherry fruit accented by hints of floral and mineral. The flavor profile is a core of dark berry and cherry with hints of earth and Asian spices, offering vivid aromas and flavors of its cool-climate fruit, enhanced by deft winemaking.


Il Conte d’Alba Stella Rosa Black (Piedmont, Italy)    $13.99
Stella Rosa Black is a deep, dark color, packed with natural flavors of ripe blueberry, blackberry and raspberry.  Juicy and unabashedly sweet, yet intense and vibrant, it’s a red blend that tastes as sexy and seductive as it looks.


Gulden Draak 9000 Quadrupel Ale (Belgium)    $12.99
9000 is a recent addition to the Gulden Draak line, celebrating 25 years of G.D. being one the finest Belgian beers sold in the U.S.  It’s a “quadrupel” style ale, meaning four times as much malt is used to brew the beer as needed to make a standard lager.  9000 offers all of the classic robust yet richly smooth character of the original Gulden Draak.




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

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