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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

As we head into the second week of June, the summer outlook for Yuma is HOT, and getting hotter. Face it, you’re not going to see too many days under 100 degrees for the duration. That’s just a fact of life in our part of the great Desert Southwest, but there are some refuges of cool to be found. And no, I’m not talking about San Diego (but yes, it’s great). I’m referring to the Old Town Wine Cellar, of course. No matter how hot it gets hereabouts, the Wine Cellar in Historic Downtown Yuma is always nice and cool – like a wine cellar! And there’s plenty of great wine to be had here – as well as nice cold craft beers. So be sure to keep the Cellar in mind when you seek relief as the temperature climbs. Different wine flights every week, available by the glass or you can sample them all. Or just select a bottle from the wide selection in our bins to enjoy here. No matter how you slice it, it’s a very cool place to hang out during a very hot Yuma summer. We hope to see you at the Cellar soon!


Chateau Cassemichère 2020 Muscadet-Sèvre et Maine (Loire Valley, France) $17.99

This fragrant Loire white offers expressive aromas of citrus, apricots and wildflowers. It’s refreshingly clean in the mouth, with a savory touch of salinity and a lightly stony mineral character. Juicy white fruit flavors dominate the front-palate and a distinctive pear-skin accent enlivens a zesty finish.

Torres 2017 5G “Cinco Garnachas” (Campo de Borja, Spain) $14.99

Torres’ 5G Garnacha is fragrant and sensual. Pronounced red fruit aromas of strawberries, red currants and raspberries on the nose mingle with hints of aromatic herbs like thyme and rosemary. It’s fresh, pleasant and smoothly satisfying on the palate, with good acidity.

Ken Wright Cellars 2016 Tyrus Evan Syrah (Walla Walla Valley) $17.99

Ken Wright’s ‘Tyrus Evan’ is a world-class Syrah, made with fruit sourced from the renowned Seven Hills Vineyard in Washington State’s Walla Walla Valley. Plush, dark flavors of cocoa, cassis, black currant and boysenberry are accented by the classic Syrah spicy/earthy character.

Allegrini 2018 Palazzo Della Torre (Veneto, Italy) $19.99

Palazzo Della Torre is crafted in a manner similar to the classic Amarone wines, but only a portion of the grapes are dried prior to being pressed. The result is a red with a savory, rich and complex character. The nose offers a bouquet of floral, vanilla and black fruit aromas, followed by dark cherry and plum flavors enlivened with subtle spice accents.

Seghesio 2019 Zinfandel (Sonoma County) $22.99

Seghesion Zinfandel has an aromatic bouquet full of plum, raspberry and blueberry, with hints of red currant and black pepper. It’s a richly spiced red with excellent structure as well as proper balancing acidity, enhanced by a pleasant touch of oak toast.


Treana 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $22.99

This Paso Cabernet is robust in flavor and structure. Aromas of fresh ground coffee, leather and dark fruits awaken the senses. Notes of sweet vanilla, spicy peppercorn and abundant black fruits coat the palate. Balancing acidity with moderate tannins provide a smooth, silky finish that lingers.

Luna Nuda 2020 Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige, Italy) $15.99

Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio expresses wonderfully bright aromatics. Delicate scents of spring flowers, ripe pears and subtle hints of Alpine herbs entice the nose while a fresh palate offers fine texture and freshness, with a flavor mix of green apple, honeydew melon, toasted almonds and a tangy minerality.

The Lost Abbey Devotion Blonde Ale (San Diego) $4.99

Devotion is a Belgian-inspired Blonde Ale. Aromas of European hops mix with scents of fresh hay and grassy fields. Subtle spice hints emerge from aromatic hops followed by a layer of malt, ending with a dry finish.


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

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