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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

In case you’ve forgotten, this coming Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day! Flowers are obviously in order, but a nice bottle of wine to go with them would certainly add a special touch as well. May I suggest a fine sparkling wine, a la French Champagne, or a really good California bubbly. Or if you think she might prefer something different, perhaps a nice rich, buttery Chardonnay or a top-notch Napa Valley Cabernet. There are some great options to consider here at the Wine Cellar, so be sure to make it down to the Cellar this week and select something for Mom.

Also this week as we head into May, First Friday will be celebrated again here in Historic Downtown. Retail stores and assorted other businesses will remain open until at least 8PM, and of course all our downtown eating & drinking establishments will be going strong (the Wine Cellar will certainly be among them!) So try to get downtown this coming Friday, and be sure to stop in at the Cellar when you do.


Emmolo 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (North Coast) $19.99

This radiant California Sauvignon Blanc is a classic rendition with elegance and style. Pink grapefruit and lime shine through on the nose along with subtler notes of green guava and fennel. The refreshing palate offers flavors of ripe, juicy citrus, supported with vibrant acidity.

Copain 2016 Les Voisins Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley) $27.99

The 2016 “Les Voisins” Pinot Noir reflects the focus and concentration that this vintage is renowned for. Aromas of black cherries, star anise and sweet tea leaves greet the nose. On the palate, flavors of raspberry compote and red currants are met with accents of forest floor and vanilla on a lush and silky texture.

Corte Fiore 2018 Appassimento (Abruzzo, Italy) $15.99

Appassimento is a traditional Italian winemaking method in which the grapes are partially dried before pressing, resulting in wines with more richness, flavor and complexity. Made from the native Montepulciano d’Abruzzo varietal, this exudes aromas of ripe black cherries and offers a palate of juicy dark fruit with ripe tannins.

Palacios Remondo 2017 La Montesa (Rioja, Spain) $19.99

La Montesa is 92% Garnacha with 8% Tempranillo, sourced from the Palacios Remondo estate vineyards in Rioja. It opens with aromas of ripe red fruits and light notes of vanilla and toasted oak. The palate is smooth and silky, with dark plum and cherry flavors plus a hint of licorice.

Ferrari-Carano 2018 Estate Merlot (Sonoma County) $22.99

This beautifully balanced, medium-bodied Merlot is made from select lots of grapes sourced from F-C’s estate vineyards. Cooler climate valley floor vineyards create fruit-laden wines for the blend, and grapes from mountainside vineyards help provide intensity and structure.


De’Pazzi 2016 Castello Trebbio (Tuscany, Italy) $24.99

The 2016 Castello Trebbio is a Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Syrah and Merlot. A fragrant bouquet of Morello cherry, wild berries and sweet spices wafts from the glass. A warm, rich and velvety palate offers ripe dark fruit flavors and a touch of dark chocolate on a firm tannic frame.

Maggio Family 2018 Petite Sirah (Lodi) $8.99

Rudy Maggio’s family has been growing grapes in Lodi, California since 1954. With its nose of violets and peppercorn, his Petite Sirah comes off as savory and delicious. This is juicy and ripe from the first sip, with silky-smooth tannins and rich dark fruit flavors.

Wilson Creek Decadencia (Temecula) $17.99

Wilson Creek’s Decadencia is a smooth, elegant and utterly luscious dessert wine that mixes fruit flavors of ripe plums, currants and black cherries with a delicious vein of rich, creamy dark chocolate. Intriguing accents of spice and vanilla bean swirl on the finish.


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

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