Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Not a week goes by that I’m not asked, in person or over the phone, “So when do you do your wine tastings?” The answer of course, is “Whenever the Wine Cellar is open!” That being Tuesday through Friday from 11AM to 7PM, and Saturday 10AM to 6PM. The point is, we offer wine tasting ALL the time, and of course our Featured Wines of the Week are always available by the glass as well. Not to mention that any bottle of wine or craft beer you see on the shelf can be purchased and opened to enjoy right here in the Cellar, with no additional fee, i.e. “corkage” for doing so. There, I’ve said my piece. The rest is up to you – we hope to see you soon!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
Wild Song 2019 Sauvignon Blanc (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) $12.99
This Kiwi quaffer offers aromas of zesty lime and passionfruit, with a touch of fresh herbs. The vibrant palate offers a core of tangy fruit leading to a juicy finish. It’s ideally suited for shellfish, salads, citrus-based dishes, ocean voyages and lounging on sunny afternoons.
Bieler Père et Fils 2019 Côtes du Rhône La Jassine (Rhone Valley, France) $14.99
This blend of classic Rhone varietals Grenache and Syrah has a nose of dark cherry fruit and spice aromas, framed by classic Provence notes of rosemary, thyme and sage. A lavish palate of dark berry fruit with a snap of spicy licorice is nicely supported by soft, round tannins.
St. Francis 2018 Merlot (Sonoma County) $17.99
The grapes for this Merlot come from estate vineyards in the Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, and from growers in other areas including the Alexander Valley. It’s a smooth and elegant red, with classic varietal aromas and flavors of dark cherries and plums.
Penley Estate 2016 Atlas Shiraz (Coonawarra, Australia) $19.99
Ripe black and red fruits dominate the nose of this Coonawarra Shiraz, with aromas of plum, raspberry and blackberry. Hints of black pepper pop through the dense fruit, plus a smattering of cinnamon and star anise. Creamy toasted oak underpins the concentrated fruit flavors.
Beringer 2018 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99
A sexy concoction of chocolate, plums, sweet cherries and currants, this sensually textured Cabernet offers soft tannins, a medium to full body, a sweet mid-section and a long, heady finish. The lavish application of French oak adds both spiciness and a creamy richness to the palate.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Dr. Fischer 2018 Riesling Spätlese, Ockfener Bockstein (Mosel Valley, Germany) $27.99
A superbly opulent and concentrated Spätlese, this wine overflows with ripe mango, passion fruit and pear aromas on the nose, with a similar fruit-basket of flavors melding on a creamy palate. There’s sufficient acidity to support all of that fruit, plus a keen mineral edge.
Blandy’s Bual Madeira, Aged 10 Years (Madeira, Portugal) $34.99
This Ten Year-Old Bual is a superbly complex aged Madeira, with great intensity of flavor. The nose offers a bouquet of dried fruits like figs and prunes, amid underlying notes of toasted almonds and subtle hints of toffee and vanilla spice. In the mouth it’s smooth, rich and just medium-sweet, finishing with a lovely, lingering after-taste.
Two Brothers Brewing Quad Radical Quadrupel (Chicago) $5.99
This full-bodied “Quad” is brewed with an array of roasted malts: dark chocolate, barley, chocolate and brown malts. After being hopped, a mix of dried apricots, currants, figs and cherries that have been soaking in rum are added to the tank. Not to mention it’s then aged six months in used Bourbon barrels. This is one truly unforgettable flavor bomb…
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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