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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

This Sunday, June 20^th is Father’s Day, so with no further ado here is my annual pitch that a nice bottle of wine makes a great (and really easy) gift for your Dad. A nice Napa Cabernet, a premium Tuscan red from Italy, a bottle of Port – whatever you pick, it’s bound to be something he’ll to appreciate and enjoy. Alternatively, a Wine Cellar Gift Certificate is a perfect gift – he can pick out whatever he likes. If you’re lucky you might get invited over for a glass!


Luigi Valori 2019 Pecorino d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy) $14.99

Pecorino is an ancient Italian varietal that was assumed to be virtually extinct by the middle of the last century, but has since been rediscovered. Now widely grown in Abruzzo, it makes a crisp, fresh and zesty dry white with an array of delicious stone fruit and citrus flavors.

Dr. H. Thanisch 2018 Estate Riesling (Mosel Valley, Germany) $17.99

This Estate Riesling from one of the Mosel Valley’s finest producers is just like biting into a juicy, crunchy apple, with a dash of citrus plus a hint of minerally slate thrown in. A superb partner with lighter cuisines, and a wonderful apéritif wine all by itself.

Juggernaut 2019 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) $19.99

Juggernaut Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers a generous body and bold flavors of black cherry and pomegranate with a hint of baking spices. It was aged in French oak for fourteen months, lending accents of cigar box, vanilla and clove that enliven the finish.

Adam Sbragia 2016 Home Field Red (Dry Creek Valley) $19.99

Sbragia’s Home Field Red is a blend of five varietals: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Carignane sourced from six different Dry Creek Valley vineyards. It’s a bright, lively and “zinny” red with plenty of ripe, brambly raspberry and spice tones and soft, easy tannins.

Tenuta di Nozzole 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany, Italy) $22.99

This Classico offers aromas of crushed dark cherries along with undertones of coffee and leather on the nose. The palate is fresh and balanced, with silky tannins wrapped around a fruit-filled core of ripe black cherry and raspberry, ending with a pleasantly spicy finish.


St. Supéry 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Dollarhide Ranch Vineyard (Napa Valley) $24.99

The St. Supéry Dollarhide Ranch Sauvignon Blanc leaps from the glass with white pear, grapefruit and lemon curd aromas along with hints of elderflower, fresh herbs and pea pods. The palate is charged with vibrant citrus, honeydew and orchard fruit flavors, with bright acidity and a mineral-driven finish.

Twenty Acres 2019 Chardonnay (Clarksburg) $12.99

This Chardonnay has expressive aromas and flavors of fresh green apple and pear. The addition of a small portion of Chenin Blanc gives it floral notes of honeysuckle along with bright melon flavors. Oak aging and lees stirring impart hints of toasty vanilla.

Heinrich Reissdorf Kölsch (Cologne, Germany) $5.99

The city of Cologne, the namesake for Kölsch, has more breweries than any other city in the world, and they’re the only ones legally allowed to brew this pale, top-fermenting ale. Kölsch is lighter even than Pilsner in color, with a slightly malty and fairly soft palate. The finish is decidedly dry, with a firm hop character.


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

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