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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

As we get ready to exit June and head into July, the summer heat is truly upon us here in our little corner of the Desert Southwest. And it’s going to stay with us for some time to come, so it’s important to remember the places where you can stay nice and cool here in Yuma. Like the Old Town Wine Cellar. So venture on down to Historic Downtown sometime soon and beat the heat in our cool Cellar – there’s a nice glass of wine (or a cold glass of craft beer) waiting for you!


Bodegas Garzon 2020 Albariño Reserva (Maldonado, Uruguay) $15.99

This Albariño is fuller and richer than most Spanish version of the grape, with a nose of peach and apricot along with light floral notes. It has a fresh, fruity mouthfeel with a pleasant mineral edge, rounded off with mouthwatering acidity and a tangy finish.

Head High 2018 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County) $19.99

This is made with fruit from premier vineyards in Sonoma, including Durell and Gap’s Crown. Scents of black cherry fruit and leafy, earthy notes emerge initially. The palate has impressive depth, with accents of black tea and cedar and a thread of savory smokiness on the finish.

Marchesi di Barolo 2017 Barbera del Monferatto Maraia (Piedmont, Italy) $14.99

Ripe, succulent red fruits, floral tones and spices mingle with a touch of sun-warmed earth in this well balanced Barbera. It’s fresh, juicy and just lightly tannic, a fine red for the dinner table.

Daou Vineyards 2018 Pessimist Red (Paso Robles) $19.99

The Pessimist is primarily Petite Sirah, along with some Zinfandel and Syrah. It’s broad and expansive on the palate, with lush, generous flavors of ripe dark cherry, blueberry, crème de cassis and a hint of forest floor. Notes of lavender, anise and black olives complement the
rich fruit in this massive yet elegant red.

Treana 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) $24.99

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


Nickel & Nickel 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Quarry Vineyard (Napa Valley) $114.99

A classic Napa Cabernet, this has alluring aromas of cedar, sage and currants, mixed with notes of spicy black fruits. With ample intensity of fruit on the entry, the 2018 Quarry has moderate tannins that are layered and elegant. Hints of vanilla, clove and brioche emerge toward the end. The wine makes a lasting impression with its fine, long finish.

Gérard Bertrand 2018 Clairette du Languedoc Art de Vivre (Languedoc, France) $20.99

Clairettte is an ancestral grapes of the Languedoc region of southern France. Gérard Bertrand’s Art de Vivre is fresh and bright, with a light-bodied texture and a splendid mix of apricot, peach and Bosc pear flavors that come to a mild and fairly dry finish, edged by a slight note of anise.

Latitude 33 Brewing Snow Storm Hazy IPA (San Diego) $4.99

Snow Storm Hazy IPA is a seriously dank blizzard of haze with mountains of Mosaic. Prepare your taste buds for an avalanche of pure Mosaic hops with notes of tropical deliciousness and stone fruit. This brew is sure to leave you with very warm feelings.


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

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