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Greetings from the Wine Cellar:

We’ve made it to September and summer is still hanging on with a vengeance, with temps said to be reaching 113 degrees today. All the more reason to seek refuge and relaxation in the cool confines of Yuma’s Old Town Wine Cellar. So swing by Historic Downtown this week, come in the Cellar and cool off, and enjoy this week’s wine selections, or perhaps a nice cold glass of craft beer. We hope to see you!


Matua 2021 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) $12.99

This is classic Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc – juicy and mouthwatering; vibrant with citrus, guava and passionfruit flavors, laced with a fine mineral edge. Ripe, vivid fruit flavors persist all through a lingering, expressive finish.

Landmark Vineyards 2018 Overlook Pinot Noir (California) $21.99

Landmark’s Overlook combines premium fruit sourced from cooler growing sites in Sonoma, Monterey & Santa Benito County to beautiful effect. With vibrant fruit, velvety tannins and a nice hint of spice from French oak aging, it’s an elegantly rich and supple California Pinot Noir.

Sassoregale 2020 Sella Antica (Tuscany, Italy) $17.99

A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this offers voluptuous scents of ripe berries, stewed plums and peppercorn with a subtle underlay of vanilla and fresh herbs. It’s soft and elegant on the palate, with rich red fruit flavors, firm tannins and a lingering finish.

Beronia 2017 Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain) $22.99

This is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes sourced from older vineyards. It was aged 20 months in oak plus 18 more in bottle before release. An aromatic nose shows hints of vanilla, clove and cinnamon. A velvety palate offers berry and plum fruit, with spice accents.

Neyers Vineyards 2019 Sage Canyon Red (California) $24.99

A “Rhone-style” blend of Carignan, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah, this has an exotic and aromatic nose of red cherries, ginger, allspice, black tea and fresh-ground pepper. The palate is marked by an attractive suppleness and a fine blend of fruity and savory elements.


Tolosa 2018 Estate Syrah (Edna Valley) $27.99

San Luis Obispo County’s Edna Valley region is well known for producing fine Syrahs. This begins with an enticing blackberry and red currant bouquet, with a note of vanilla. The palate offers vivid juicy plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit, with floral accents and a hint of espresso chiming in at the finish.

Ruffino Prosecco Rosé (Veneto, Italy) $15.99

Ruffino Prosecco Rosé is a freshand fragrant pink bubbly, with bright aromas of strawberries and rose petals. In the glass it produces a stream of elegant bubbles, refreshing acidity and alluring flavors of delicate red berries and orchard fruits.

Sea Glass 2020 Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County) $15.99

This is a delicate, perfumed Pinot, indicative of the sea-swept vines in Santa Barbara County. A palate of bright dark cherry and cranberry is balanced by a subtle oak character. Well-balanced, with a vibrant acidity, it’s an ideal partner for grilled salmon.


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

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