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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day, so here’s my annual pitch that a fine bottle of wine makes a great (and easy) gift for your Dad. A fine Napa Cabernet, a premium Tuscan red, Vintage Port, Champagne – whatever you pick, it’s bound be something he’ll appreciate and enjoy. Alternatively, a Wine Cellar Gift Certificate is a nice gift choice – he can come by the Cellar whenever he likes and browse the racks to his heart’s content.

And, the 2022 Lutes’ Summer Jazz Series continues in Historic Downtown this week, with the Yuma Jazz Company Quartet performing Friday evening at Lutes’ Casino, 221 S. Main Street. For this performance the YJC will be accompanied by guest vocalist Eloisa Arviso. The show starts at 7PM and goes until 9PM, with free admission for all.

As always, downtown is the place to be this weekend, so stop by the Wine Cellar, enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold craft brew, and then stroll down Main Street to enjoy some great live jazz. We hope to see you!


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

The 2020 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 lightly tangy minerality.

Diora 2019 La Petite Grace Pinot Noir (Monterey County) $18.99

Aromas of black cherry, brown sugar and mocha set the stage for a robust palate of concentrated fruit flavors, with a textured mouthfeel anchored by Pinot Noir’s signature balanced acidity. The lingering finish gives a lasting impression of rich black fruit with a pleasant touch of toasted oak.

Old Soul 2019 Petite Sirah (Lodi) $12.99

A robust and ultra-juicy Petite Sirah, this was made with grapes sourced from Lodi’s signature 50 to 100 year-old vines. It’s a lush and jammy red with juicy blackberry, plum and mocha flavors, a soft mouthfeel and velvety tannins that carry it to a rich, lasting finish.

Dave Phinney Locations CA California Red $19.99

Dave Phinney’s Locations is a blend of fruit sourced from diverse California regions, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and the Sierra Foothills. A blend of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache, this wine is loaded with intensely ripe dark fruit flavors plus a light touch of toasty oak – savory, luscious and opulent.

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, peppercorn and abundant black fruits coat the palate. Balancing acidity with moderate tannins provide a smooth, silky finish that lingers.


Beaulieu Vineyard 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Reserve (Napa Valley) $129.99

The 2018 Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet is a classic Napa Cab; rich and voluptuous with a lush dark fruit character of berries, dark plums and black currants. Hints of violets and black pepper spice support the luscious fruit character, all in superb balance.

Hyland Estates 2021 Old Vine Riesling (Willamette Valley) $19.99

This Riesling is the 50^th vintage from the acclaimed Hyland Vineyard in Oregon’s McMinnville AVA. On the nose, fragrant aromas of citrus zest, mandarin, orange blossom and vanilla bean mingle. Racy notes of peach and Meyer lemon enliven the palate, along with a vibrant acidity and tingling minerality.

Samuel Smith Organic Pale Ale (Yorkshire, England) $6.99

This classic English Pale Ale offers a nice mix of caramel and toasty malt sweetness, plus a touch of floral and spiced hop notes. That blend of fruity/yeasty esters plays off the complex and delicious malt profile. A fine bitter hoppy edge enlivens the finish.


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

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