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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

The continuing Lutes’ Summer Jazz Series continues in Historic Downtown this week, with the celebrated Yuma Jazz Company Quartet performing this coming Friday evening, July 16th, at Lutes’ Casino (just a few doors down Main Street from the Wine Cellar). For this week’s performance. the YJC Quartet will be accompanied by guest trumpeter Amanda Dallabetta. The performance starts at 7PM and goes until 9PM, with free admission. Downtown is definitely the place to be this Friday, so stop by the Cellar, enjoy a nice glass of wine (or two) and then get your jazz on at Lutes’!


Fontana Candida 2019 Frascati Terre Dei Grifi (Lazio, Italy) $11.99

The grapes for this refreshingly dry, clean white are grown in porous volcanic soils near the city of Rome. A distinct minerality drives the nose, along with hints of peach, citrus peel and basil. Dominant flavors of citrus and pear highlight the palate, with a light note of toasted almond..

Chehalem 2018 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) $25.99

This Pinot Noir showcases the diversity of soil types and microterroirs across the Chehalem Mountain AVA, creating depth and complexity in the wine. Aromatic notes of fresh black and red fruits mingle on the nose, along with hints of brambly, earthy spice. The palate is bright and fresh, with red fruits like cherry and raspberry that are complemented by soft, silky tannins.

Chateau Saint-Sulpice 2018 Entre-Deux-Mers (Bordeaux, France) $15.99

Saint-Sulpice Entre-Deux-Mers is a blend of 75% Merlot, 15%Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec. The nose has aromas of black currants along with floral tones. The wine is full-bodied, with juicy black cherry and plum fruit, firm tannins and pleasant earthy accents.

Parducci 2018 True Grit Reserve (Mendocino County) $18.99

Parducci’s True Grit Reserve Red is sourced from historic Mendocino County vineyards. It’s a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Merlot. Vivid flavors of ripe black fruits and leather-scented spice flow to a rich, lengthy and well-integrated finish.

Il Borro 2016 Pian di Nova (Tuscany, Italy) $22.99

This Tuscan blend of Syrah and Sangiovese is superbly balanced, offering an abundance of rich dark fruit flavors with a classic Old World style. Complex notes of sweet tobacco, anise and peppery spice mix with a wealth of currant and black cherry fruit.


Bien Nacido Estate 2019 Well Born Cuvée Syrah (Santa Maria Valley) $29.99

This Syrah from one of the most esteemed vineyards in the U.S. offers sublime, highly aromatic notes of juicy brambleberry, black cherry liqueur, cracked peppercorns, cured meat, olive, clove and a hint of leather. The palate is framed with layers of fresh-picked forest berries, savory herbs and hints of exotic spice, all enhanced by refreshing acidity.

Trefethen 2019 Dry Riesling (Napa Valley) $19.99

Floral aromas of citrus blossom and jasmine are complemented by a touch of green apple and ruby grapefruit. This bright, refreshing white evolves on the palate, combining flavors of Honey Crisp apple, nectarine and white peach with a brisk acidity to give it an invigorating finish.

Four Vines 2019 The Biker Zinfandel (Paso Robles) $17.99

Four Vines The Biker Zinfandel overflows with dark berry and spice character. A mouthful of deliciously ripe plum and blackberry flavors is bolstered by a touch of black pepper and sweet toasted oak. The finish is rich and soft, with velvety tannins.

Modern Times Brewing ElectroJet Hazy IPA (San Diego) $4.99

This herculean feat of haze-craft is packed with Galaxy & El Dorado hops, plus enough Simcoe to tie it all together. The result of this trifecta is an unquestionably choice adult beverage that explodes with thunderous notes of juicy peach flesh, bright citrus, ripe mango and stone fruit. This hazy will ignite your sensory synapses in a rapturous conflagration of pure pleasure!


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

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