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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Downtown events this week: First Friday will be this week: February 5^th, rather than last week as indicated slightly in error in last week’s Newsletter. As we mentioned, on the first Friday of every month many downtown businesses re-open or remain open until 8PM or later, and some feature special sales. The new Yuma Visitor Information Center on Main Street next to the Art Center will be open and will feature live entertainment.

And Friday during the day from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, check out the 224 Downtown Market. The shops in the promenade at 224 Main Street host a market in their small promenade featuring (it varies week to week) fresh produce, artisan bread, handmade crafts, local olive oils & balsamic vinegars and more.

And this coming Sunday, VisitYuma sponsors the Ag to Art Market here in Downtown, in the city parking lot just south of City Hall from 10AM to 3PM. There will be fresh produce, bread, local honey, fresh eggs, melons, Medjool dates and other natural products sourced from the area, and local artisans will have their wares on display.

So there you have it – lots of reasons to head downtown this week, in addition to the Old Town Wine Cellar. Hope to see you soon!


Casa Lunardi 2019 Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) $12.99

This is a fresh and delicate Pinot Grigio with a beautiful floral nose, revealing hints of honeyed melon, orange rind and pear. Crisp green apple and juicy citrus fruit flavors show through vividly on the palate, with a rich and creamy undertone and a dash of dried herbs.

Martin Ray 2018 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) $22.99

A deep, intense garnet in the glass, aromas of black cherry, brown sugar and mocha set the stage for a robust palate of concentrated fruit flavors, with a textured mouthfeel anchored by Pinot Noir’s signature balanced acidity. The lingering finish instills a lasting impression of rich black fruit flavors, vanilla bean accents and a pleasant touch of toasted oak.

Masi 2015 Ripasso Campofiorin (Veneto, Italy) $15.99

Campofiorin was created by Masi to be affordable mid-point between the pleasant fruitiness of basic Valpolicella and the complex, raisined richness of Amarone. The fruit-filled nose is perfumed with just a hint of cinnamon. It’s rich and spicy on the palate, with savory flavors of ripe red plums and berries with a pleasant hint of licorice.

Folie à Deux 2017 Merlot (Alexander Valley) $17.99

Sourced from premium vineyard sites in the cooler areas of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and aged for 10 months in French oak, this soft and approachable Merlot displays rich, ripe dark cherry and wild berry flavors with enticing hints of vanilla and chocolate.

Cht. Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Estate (Horse Heaven Hills) $24.99

Exuding aromas of sweet cassis fruit, pipe tobacco and savory spices, the 2015 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet is rich and velvety on the palate, with excellent balance and structure and a generous core of ripe dark fruits that ends in a lingering, sumptuous finish.


Hartford Court 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $29.99

This is classic Russian River Valley Pinot. Aromas of dark raspberries and cherries emerge from the glass, plus a hint of rose petal. Rich dark fruit flavors offer undertones of cola, Asian spice and black tea. The wine is deep and nicely layered, with proper acidity and soft, silky tannins.

Schieferkopf 2017 Silvaner Trocken-Sec (Franken, Germany) $19.99

The German Silvaner varietal makes a dry white known for its racy mineral character. On the nose, floral scents of acacia blossoms open up to fruit-laden aromas of quince and pear. The palate is broad and supple, with fine acidity and a crisp, delicious freshness. Notes of white flowers echo on a brisk, clean finish.

Kuleto Estate 2016 India Ink Red (Lake County/Napa Valley) $22.99

A mixture of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Merlot, this is made for pure indulgence. India Ink is richly flavored and hedonistic. On the nose, lush scents of ripe red fruits and spice are framed with hints of smoke and earth. Vivid black fruit flavors on the palate are complemented by hints of black pepper, cedar and dark chocolate.

Kloster Andechs Vollbier Hell (Bavaria, Germany) $5.99

This is classic Bavarian Vollbier A product of traditional multiple mashing, it presents a bright straw yellow and clear gleaming look. It’s pure and fresh, with a soft malty quality. A mild sweetness marries well with a light savory bitterness from the hops. It finishes on a nicely rounded and harmonious note.


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

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