Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
It has now been a month since I took over at the Old Town wine Cellar and am so happy I took on this new adventure in my life and have enjoyed meeting lots of new people and spending time with all our loyal customers. As you will note from this weeks featured wines, I am still lightening up the first couple tastings so we all have a chance to try some wines that will be refreshing and enjoyable as the summer heat begins to climb. Come on in to try these light and refreshing appellations while they last.
This Week’s Featured Wines
A to Z Wineworks 2021 Riesling (Oregon) $18.99
A to Z Riesling is a blend of fruit from young and old vines picked at multiple levels of flavor development to produce a complex and dynamic wine with balanced acidity. This floral and stone-fruit driven, off-dry wine is an excellent accompaniment for salads and lightly spiced fare. It’s also stunning on its own!
Ruffino Prosecco Rosé (Veneto, Italy) $16.99
Ruffino Prosecco Rosé is a fresh, fragrant bubbly, with bright aromas of strawberries and rose petals. In the glass it produces a stream of elegant bubbles with refreshing acidity, and alluring flavors of delicate red berries and orchard fruit that linger nicely. Great for sipping on a warm summer day!
Sea Sun 2021 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) $16.99
This Pinot Noir is a quintessential expression of the Central Coast’s cool-climate vines, with its elegant, light-bodied style. Delicate aromas hint at the bright red cherry and strawberry flavors on the palate. Beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity, this wine is the ideal complement for grilled salmon, lamb and earthy mushrooms.
Bieler Pére et Fils 2020 Côtes du Rhône Villages (Rhône Valley, France)
This is a fine blend of Grenache and Syrah resulting in a wine that is beautiful on the nose with brooding raspberry, black cherry, garrigue (rosemary, thyme), chocolate and tobacco which builds and concentrates on the palate. The mouthfeel is rich without being heavy and maintains freshness thanks to the hilltop fruit and norther latitude. Tannins are soft, round and inviting.
DAOU Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Roble) $24.99
This a splendid example of DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon that presents a deep ruby-purple color, with intense aromas of cherry and blackberry jam complemented by dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and desert sage. On the palate, a swirl of black raspberry, pomegranate, cherry preserve and Zante currant melds seamlessly with crushed herbs, fig and cranberry. An impeccably balanced finish flows effortlessly from the juicy mid palate, leaving lovely notes of boysenberry, rhubarb, graphite and dried thyme.
New Wine & Beer Arrivals
Folonari 2021 Chianti (Veneto, Italy) $15.99
This 100% Sangiovese is a wine vinified in stainless steel to emphasize fresh, crisp flavors of these grapes. A Tuscan treasure and 100 Italian, this DOCG wine is made using grapes sourced from Italy’s most well-known wine producing area, the Chianti region. With juicy flavors and fragrant aromas, this wine is fresh, fruity, full and harmonious, with blackberry and raspberry notes and toasted almond notes on the finish.
Flying Leap Downrange Red (Sonoita, Arizona) $16.99
Red wine made from Malbec and Tempranillo, Downrange Red is the first collaboration between Flying Leap and the Hoffman and Girotti families. The fruit was grown in the foothills of the Andes mountains, about 150 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean.
Napa Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $29.99
The Napa Cellars Cabernet exudes elegant and concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry and cassis with blueberry notes. A lush core of ripe black fruits is edged with dark chocolate and tobacco, plus accents of toffee and cedar that linger on a long finish.
Old Town Wine Cellar
265 S. Main Street, Suite E
Yuma, Arizona 85364
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