Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
The annual St. Paddy’s Day celebration on Thursday is definitely the highlight of this third week of March. Historic Downtown Yuma, with all of our great public houses is the logical place to come celebrate this auspicious occasion locally with friends, family, and of course a few libations. May I suggest the proper place to start is the Old Town Wine Cellar? You could begin the evening’s festivities on Thursday with a wine tasting here at the Cellar, and perhaps enjoy a glass of your favorite on the list before you move on sample the rest of Downtown’s great venues. We hope to see you!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
J. Wilkes 2019 Pinot Blanc (Santa Maria Valley) $17.99
Made with grapes sourced from a single block of Santa Maria Valley’s famed Bien Nacido Vineyard, this wine has a fresh nose of citrus, nectarine and melon. On the palate it’s crisp yet lush, with lively acidity and a bright, mineral-tinged finish.
Arienzo de Marques de Riscal 2016 Rioja Crianza (Rioja, Spain) $12.99
A traditional mix of 96% Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, this Crianza offers bright aromas of strawberry, cherry and blackberry plus a touch of spice. The palate is fresh and savory, showing ripe red fruits plus a nice measure of toasty oak.
Hearst Ranch Winery 2018 Three Sisters Cuvée (Paso Robles) $17.99
Hibiscus and strawberry scents mix on the nose of this Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, and then peppery spice notes up the ante. It makes a perfect summertime red, served with a light chill to showcase its flavors of red cherries, sandalwood and tarragon.
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.
Zenato 2017 Valpolicella Ripassa (Veneto, Italy) $32.99
This northern Italian red opens with aromas of black plums and coffee-scented spice. In the mouth, a ripe core of juicy currant and plum fruit is accented by elements of spice and toasted oak. It’s a rich and mouth-filling wine, with fruit-drenched tannins and a lingering, spicy finish.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Anthony Terlato 2016 Dueling Pistols Red (Paso Robles) $34.99
A 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this is a deep violet with scarlet highlights in the glass. On the nose, aromas of ripe dark cherry and black currant fruit have a background of floral and spice notes. On the palate a dense core of black fruit flavors is wrapped in a cloak of soft, velvety tannins.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2020 Sweet Riesling (Columbia Valley) $10.99
Chateau St. Michelle Sweet Riesling is just exactly that – nicely sweet. With deliciously juicy flavors of ripe peach and pineapple, it brings a perfect balance to all kinds of fiery fare, such as Thai, Szechwan and Caribbean cuisine…or enjoy it as a refreshing aperitif!
Pertinace 2016 Barbera d’Alba (Piedmont, Italy) $17.99
This opens with brightly perfumed aromas of ripe strawberries and dried flowers. On the palate, it’s elegant and balanced, with a layered profile of spice, leather, licorice and black fruit flavors, silky tannins and a chocolate, coffee and raspberry aftertaste.
Mother Road Brewing Daily Driver IPA (Flagstaff) $4.99
Mother Road’s Daily Driver is a low-octane session IPA that offers a tropical aroma, a little bit lighter hop character, and an ABV under 5%. Showing a balanced mix of tangy hops, citrus tones and rye malts, this one is with you all through the adventure!
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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