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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

Here’s a fun event on tap this week here in Historic Downtown Yuma. How about watching 3:10 to Yuma on 3/10 in the Historic Yuma Theatre? This Thursday, March 10th, the Theatre (254 S. Main St.) will present a double feature of the classic movie bearing Yuma’s name. The screenings will kick off with the original 1957 film at 4:00PM, followed by a showing of the 2007 remake at 7:00PM. Best of all, admission is FREE. And of course, concessions will be available for purchase. I’ve seen each film, naturally, and they’re both highly entertaining. Although it’s too bad they never actually make it to Yuma… So keep this one in mind if you’re not doing anything on Thursday. And be sure to stop by the Wine Cellar if you come!


Ca’ Bolani 2019 Pinot Grigio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy) $14.99

This Pinot Grigio opens with clean, bright aromas of apples, pears and citrus fruits. It’s fresh and lively on the palate, yet surprisingly supple, with crisp apple and peach fruit flavors edged by a complex minerality.

Complicated 2018 Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $17.99

This is a cool-climate Monterery County Pinot, sourced from a hillside vineyard situated high above the Salinas Valley. Aromas of dark cherry and pomegranate show upfront, with nuances of lavender and cinnamon. The palate offers flavors of cherries, red raspberries and currants.

Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy) $17.99

This native southern Italian red is an intense ruby red in hue, with a rich bouquet of blackberries and flowers. The flavors are lavish and rich; a mix of dark cherries and plums with elements of rhubarb, cocoa and coffee. The mouthfeel is velvet-soft, with mellow tannins.

Terra d’Oro 2018 Zinfandel (Amador County) $17.99

This is a fine example of Amador County “old vine” fruit. Terra d’Oro doesn’t have to coerce character from the grapes, nor do they attempt to hold any back. Juicy berry flavors are seasoned by the classic Shenandoah Valley spice and oak aging lends a nice touch of toast on a rich finish.

Justin 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $27.99

Aromas of black cherry, currant and vanilla waft from the glass. A soft, delicate entry is woven into a plush palate that offers flavors of blueberry, cassis and a moderate touch of spice. Supple tannins with a touch of dark chocolate frame a satisfying finish.


Penfolds 2018 Bin 600 Cabernet-Shiraz (California) $39.99

Bin 600 is a blend of 78% Napa and Sonoma grown Cabernet Sauvignon with 22% Shiraz from Paso Robles. An arresting nose presents spice notes of clove, allspice and nutmeg, along with a shaving of cedar wood. On the palate it’s refined and elegant, with plenty of ripe dark fruits, firm tannins and a lengthy finish.

Alexander Valley Vineyards 2020 Gewürztraminer (Mendocino County) $15.99

This is a wonderfully fresh, off-dry Gewurz, medium-bodied with fine acidity. Scents of lychee fruit, honeysuckle and jasmine are followed up with delicate flavors of orange peel, peach, pear and melon, accented by the characteristic spiciness of the varietal.

Achaval Ferrer 2017 Cabernet Franc (Mendoza, Argentina) $19.99

Achaval Ferrer’s 2017 Cabernet Franc is a full-bodied, solid red with aromas hinting at red currants and lavender. Deep flavors of juicy blackberries and plums are beautifully intertwined with complex elements of cedar and herbs, ending with a hint of smoky oak.

Karl Strauss Brewing / Burgeon Beer Co. Bohemian Grove IPA (San Diego) $4.99

Bohemian Grove is a collaboration by two of San Diego’s finest brewers, Karl Stauss Brewing and Burgeon Beer Co. It’s a West Coast-style IPA that overflows with tropical fruit aromas and notes of fresh-squeezed citrus. Clean and super-fresh, it ends with a nice hoppy bitterness.


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

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