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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This week I want to give a quick shout-out to our newest Main Street resident here in Historic Downtown Yuma. That would be Cafecito, the very popular coffeehouse that just completed a long-awaited relocation from their Madison Street digs to their new and much-improved locale at 176 S. Main Street. Cafecito officially opened for business at the new location on Main Street last Friday. My wife and I stopped in this past weekend and were truly impressed – it was one of those “I can’t believe we have this here in Yuma!” reactions for both of us. The inside of the shop is charming, the outside garden seating area is beautiful, and the iced mocha we ordered was fantastic. You have to come downtown soon and check this place out. Hours are currently 6AM–3PM Monday to Friday, 7AM–3PM Saturday and 9AM–3PM Sunday, but I was told the hours would be expanding in the future as they settle in to the new place and add some staff. So all in all, another great reason to head for Downtown Yuma. It
just keeps getting better and better down here – hope to see you soon!


Fruit & Flower 2018 Chardonnay (Washington State) $16.99

This Washington State Chardonnay offers ripe pear and green apple aromas on the nose. Flavors of ripe orchard fruits unfold on the palate, with a nice undercurrent of citrus blossom and bergamot. Moderate acidity gives a pleasantly juicy lift to the brisk finish.

Schug 2019 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) $19.99

This Pinot opens with fragrant scents of dark cherry, ripe strawberries, Indian spices and a subtle saline note. In the mouth, flavors of black cherries, black raspberry, spice and vanilla-laced oak are framed with smooth, silky tannins.

Chronic Cellars 2019 Sir Real Cabernet (Paso Robles) $14.99

The most gallant Cabernet Sauvignon in all the land, Sir Real shows striking layers of black fruit with a sliver of toasted spice. Unflinching notes of dark plum and bright cassis lead the way to a rich backbone of smooth tannins that support the ripe fruit flavors.

Les Hauts de Lagarde 2020 Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France) $17.99

This Bordeaux red is a blend of 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, all organically grown in accordance with French agricultural regulations. It offers the classic Bordeaux character of red currants and berries, along with a pleasant earthy quality.

Antiche Terre 2016 Amarone della Valpolicella (Veneto, Italy) $34.99

This has a fragrant bouquet of black currant, blackberry, vanilla and toasted almonds. It’s rich and warm on the palate, with flavors of raisined fruit edged by a deliciously spicy, cinnamon-and-baking-spices note. A soft, silky texture frames the savory finish of this classic wine.


Inglenook 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $74.99

The 2017 vintage of Inglenook Cabernet has a smooth, supple palate with fine, dusty tannins and superb balance. The flavors and aromas lean toward black fruits plus seasoned wood. Rich and mouth-filling flavors of blackberries, plums and black currants dominate the palate, accented by elements of cigar box, toasted oak and earthy spices.

La Scolca 2020 Gavi (Piedmont, Italy) $17.99

Gavi comes from a small growing area in northwest Italy near Genoa, on the steep slopes of the Apennines. Made from the native Cortese varietal, this has a savory palate of white peach, green apple, sage and a hint of toasted almonds, framed by fresh acidity and a mineral-tinged finish.

Cosentino 2020 Cabernet Franc (Lodi) $14.99

The bold maroon hue in the glass hints at this wine’s intensity. Scents of vanilla, cedar and dried herbs rise from the glass. The palate is layered with flavors of dark cherries, currants and dark chocolate edged with hints of cracked black pepper, leading to a lengthy, satisfying finish.

Lolailo White Sangria (Spain) $9.99

Lolailo White Sangria is the ultimate quaffer: light, fruity and refreshing. Produced from grapes native to Spain, it’s enhanced with natural extracts of orange peels and Mediterranean cherries. Ready to enjoy nicely chilled right from the bottle, or as the base for your favorite Sangria recipe.


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

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