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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This Saturday, April 23rd, the 29th Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts takes place on the Main Street Plaza here in Historic Downtown. This is always a great event for adults as well as kids. You can take a stroll down Main Street and enjoy a day of entertainment, music and demonstrations by local artists, with up to 50 booths on the Plaza offering participatory art projects for attendees. Street food options will be available along with our great downtown eateries, and there will be live musical performances and other entertainment on the Plaza. Additionally, a display of outstanding youth art will be on exhibit in the Art Center Museum, with hundreds of works of art created by area elementary, junior high, high school and homeschool students on display in all of the galleries.

Admission is free, and the festival goes from 10AM to 3PM – for more info, contact the Art Center at 373-5202. Our April weather should be beautiful – hope you can make it!


Bernardus 2018 Chardonnay (Monterey County) $24.99

The Bernardus is a textbook example of Monterey County Chardonnay. Fragrant aromas exhibit scents of peach and lychee accented by caramel and toasted oak notes. The texture is rich and well-focused, with vibrant flavors of tropical fruits and citrus supported by bright acidity.

Cherry Pie 2018 Pinot Noir (Monterey/Napa/Santa Barbara County) $19.99

Cherry Pie ‘Tri-County’ Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberries, nutmeg, sandalwood and dark oolong tea. The palate is silky in texture, with ripe acidity framing the bright black cherry and berry fruit. A pleasant touch of sweet oak toast comes in on the 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.

Famiglia Pasqua 2019 Passimento Rosso (Veneto, Italy) $18.99

This Valpolicella wine is made with partially dried grapes to concentrate the flavors prior to fermentation. It contains some Merlot in addition to the indigenous Corvina and Croatina grapes to add smoothness. The result is a rich, succulent wine with flavors of cherry jam, plums and spice that are savory and dry.

Seven Hills 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) $21.99

Seven Hills specializes in producing wines from Bordeaux varietals, which excel in Washington’s Columbia River Valley. Their 2015 Cabernet has a bright nose of black cherry kirsch, mocha and a subtle note of baker’s chocolate. The seamless palate offers rich blackberry and cassis flavors with a touch of dark chocolate.


Justin 2017 Justification (Paso Robles) $59.99

The Justification may be California’s highest expression of Cab Franc. The 2017 vintage offers aromas of cherry, currant and leather, with a smooth palate and lush, pure red-fruit flavors. Hints of caramel and cinnamon from French oak aging rounds out this superb red.

Les Légendes 2019 Cabernet-Merlot (Bordeaux, France) $18.99

Les Légendes ‘R’ is part of a collection of wines, introduced by Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) that provide immediate charm and drinkability without needing to be cellared. DBR’s technical advisors work very closely with growers to ensure that the wines will meet the high standards necessary to merit the famed ‘DBR’ emblem on their label.

Timber Ales/Resident Culture Brewing Intros in the Sand IPA (New York City) $4.99

Intros in the Sand is an IPA collaboration by Timber Ales of New York City, and Resident Culture Brewing of North Carolina. The beer is dry-hopped with a mix of Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. The result of the collaboration is a delicious mix of tropical fruit character and nice hoppy bitterness.


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

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