Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
Easter Sunday finally arrives this weekend, and of course that involves Easter dinner. You know you’re likely going to be enjoying something a bit special for the dinner table Sunday, and that means you’ll need some nice wines to go with it. We specialize in that part of the equation, so be sure to come by the Wine Cellar sometime this week and we’ll be happy to help you pick out a nice bottle (or two) to accompany your Easter dinner. In fact, some of the ones described below might work just fine – stop in at the Cellar if you can and give them a try!
FEATURED WINES THIS WEEK
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.
Fattorie Melini 2018 San Lorenzo Chianti (Tuscany, Italy) $14.99
The Melini family has been making wines in Chianti since 1705. Their San Lorenzo Chianti is a vivid ruby-garnet color in the glass, with a fine bouquet of raspberries and cherries plus accents of violets and irises. Flavors of dark cherry, wild forest berries and almonds are brght and savory.
Bodegas Iranzo 2019 Spartico (Utiel-Requena, Spain) $12.99
Spartico is an equal mix of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from certified organic vineyards. This truly captures the pure expression of the grapes, without the use of any additives including sulfites, and is completely un-oaked. It’s fruit-filled and juicy with a soft mouthfeel, but still has plenty of tannic grip.
Ferrari Carano 2018 Siena (Sonoma County) $21.99
Siena begins with rich black cherry aromas, plus subtle hints of fennel and licorice. Ripe red fruit flavors follow the nose, shaped by a pleasant acidity and soft tannins in this Sangiovese-based red blend. Tart cherry pie flavors linger at the finish, accented by a touch of chocolate the finish.
Ironstone 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc (Sierra Foothills) $24.99
Ironstone Reserve Cab Franc is a full-bodied, hefty red with aromas of red currants and lavender. On the palate, fleshy flavors of juicy blackberries and plums are framed with subtle touches of sweet oak and cedar. It’s a superb rendition of this sadly neglected varietal.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS
Copain 2017 Tous Ensemble Syrah (Mendocino County) $22.99
The Tous Ensemble is composed of fruit sourced from select vineyards throughout Mendocino County. Plum jam, cassis and spice tones lace the aromas on the nose. Juicy berry flavors with plum blossom and spice accents inform a rich palate. The finish reflects plush, polished tannins.
Cavit 2020 Riesling Provincia di Pavia (Lombardia, Italy) $12.99
With its fragrant aromas and succulent flavors of ripe apricot, peach and pear, the Cavit Riesling reflects the excellent growing conditions that exist along the cool, fertile slopes of the Dolomite Alps of northeastern Italy.
Coté Mas Brut Rosé (Crémant de Limoux, France) $19.99
Coté Mas Crémant de Limoux is a lovely dry rosé with delicate, persistent bubbles and fresh acidity. Crafted in the classic Méthode Traditionelle style, it sees one year aging en tirage. The palate delivers flavors of pear, peach, green apple, strawberry, red raspberry and a hint of blood orange.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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