Tax-Free Tuesday Returns!
Thanks for making 2013 another great year for Mission Wines! In appreciation for all of your loyal support we are excited to announce the return of Tax-Free Tuesday discounts.
Take advantage of no sales tax on all of your in-store purchases on Tuesdays.
Valid only on in-store purchases and available stock.
Last Friday of the Month Wine Tasting
4 PM to 8 PM
5 Wines for $25 per person
2012 Slacker “Stereotype”, Paso Robles
“Founded in 1998 by Matt and Maureen Trevisan, Linne Calodo's name pays homage to the rich soils of a small area on the Westside of Paso Robles. We grow grapes, make wines and foster an environment that shies away from traditional, rigid and archetypal industry norms. Studying biochemistry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and working his way up at area wineries, Matt's winemaking style is a healthy balance of art and science. We produce seven to ten blends per year.
In 2003, Linne Calodo's first vintage of Slacker was born and through 2010 continued to be a portfolio staple until we totally slacked and forgot to make it again. The ethos of Slacker was always described by winemaker Matt Trevisan as, “wine representing not only the winemaker, but the idea that wines should be fun and relaxed.” Forever akin to the Slacker lifestyle, we decided to bring back the Slacker name in a much more appropriate way. Now its own label, Trevisan crafted two fun blends that showcase his ability to constantly keep creating and pioneering the exciting possibilities of the Paso Robles wine region.
Never judge a book by its cover! The 2012 Slacker Stereotype is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The first tempranillo-driven wine that we have produced, this wine is rich and lush. A velvet palate with hints of boysenberry jam. The Stereotype combines the beauty of four varietals: tempranillo, tannat, grenache, and mourvèdre. ¿Se Habla Español? This wine is all California with a deep ruby color and a charismatic presence. Enjoy with your friends and see if they can pick the varietals. There is nothing STEREOTYPICAL here.” – Winemaker
2011 Triga, Alicante, Spain
A new collaboration between Jorge Ordonez, Chris Ringland, and Bodegas Volver, you'll recognize Ordonez as the force behind El Nido Clio and Alto Moncayo. Ordonez is no longer involved with El Nido and the fruit source has shifted from Gil Family Estates in Jumilla to Bodegas Volver in Alicante. Australian Chris Ringland is still winemaker at El Nido and Alto Moncayo, and now Triga.
Alicante is in the Southeast corner of Spain, where Monastrell (Mourvedre in French) rules. Triga is a special wine made to embrace the notion that they can make wines to rival the great Mourvedre’s of France. Bodegas Volver has over 450 acres planted in Alicante but a 40 acre parcel was selected as the source for the old-vine Monastrell that would make this prized possession. No corners were cut, no stone left unturned in figuring out how to make a truly spectacular wine, a wine worthy of international recognition.
92 Points | International Wine Cellar
"(85% monastrell and 15% cabernet sauvignon; malo and aging in 80% French and 20% American oak): Opaque purple. Explosive black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, Indian spices and floral oils. Rich and expansive but showing unlikely finesse thanks to bright acidity. Sweet blueberry and cassis flavors stain the palate and linger on a very long, intensely spicy, focused finish. Australian winemaker Chris Ringland consults here."
2012 Hourglass Blend, Napa Valley
"Jeff Smith is pure Napa Valley. He’s a husky, happy-sized guy with a big smile, wavy hair and a generously salted beard. He wears worn blue jeans and boots and slouches back on the couch cushions like a man whose been working outside all day. Jeff is the owner of Hourglass, whose Napa Valley reds have a cult-like following and an impressive presence on high-end restaurant lists. The Hourglass Vineyard, which sits two miles north of the famous town St. Helena, was planted to four acres of Cabernet Sauvignon in 1992. Hourglass’ debut was a 1997 cabernet from this Estate Vineyard. The wine was included in a tasting around the time of the 2001 Napa Valley Wine Auction, where it fared well against cult Napa cabs like Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. A new star was born, literally overnight."– Isaac James Baker
"Aromatically, HG III explodes with toasted hazelnuts and bright, pure red fruits - black cherry, and raspberry. On the palate Merlot and Malbec deliver deep color and richness with a plush, silky texture, while Cabernet extends the finish adding layers of dark fruit (blackberry puree) with Asian hoisin/plum to balance the tangy red fruit core. The texture is dense and creamy, expressive of pure Napa fruit." Winery
2011 Le Serre Nuove Dell Ornellaia, Italy
The Ornellaia Estate was created in 1981 and is located near the picturesque village of Bolgheri, on the unspoilt Tuscan coast. The uniqueness of the area was epitomized by the famous poet Giosuè Carducci who gave eternal fame to the monumental Cypress Avenue leading up to Bolgheri. The coastal plain is a natural refuge to numerous migratory birds and other protected species. In the midst of all this natural beauty lie the vineyards of Ornellaia.
A true ‘Second vin’ of Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia was first introduced with vintage 1997, resulting from the decision to carry out an even more rigid selection during the blending phase of the base wines which give life to Ornellaia.
Produced primarily from the younger vineyards, the wine combines the pedigree of the flagship wine with freshness, accessibility and softness together with a structure, balance and intensity typical of the great terroir of the Estate. - Winemaker
94 Points Robert Parker
"A gorgeous wine, the 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuovo dell-Ornellaia (57% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Franc) opens with an inky dark, almost impenetrable appearance and beautifully chiselled - but abundantly intense - aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, rum cake, leather, moist pipe tobacco and chewy black liquorice. The balance and harmony are seductive and impressive and the wine lasts many long seconds on the palate."
2007 Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port, Oporto
"Quinta de la Rosa is situated in Northern Portugal, 100kms inland from Oporto. It is set in the heart of the Alto Douro ‘A’ grade port growing area and is located along the banks of the river, near Pinhão.
Quinta de la Rosa has been in the Bergqvist family since 1906, although they have been in the port trade as shippers under the family name, Feueheerd, since 1815. It currently has around 55 hectares under vine and produces around 50,000 litres of port and 160,000 litres of table wine each year.
Starting in the early 1990s, the Bergqvist famuly were one of the pioneers in taking red wine production in the Douro region seriously. Quinta de la Rosa's wines, both red and white, have won many accolades in the press and are sold in many prestigious restaurants and wine stores around the world." - Winemaker
92 Points Robert Parker
The Quinta de la Rosa 2011 has a relatively lighter, nevertheless well-defined, “light-hearted” bouquet that disguises its spirit well. The palate has a soft, rounded, viscous entry with kirsch, fresh prune and cassis all vying for attention. It lacquers the mouth but does not overpower, and its parting gift is a long sweet molasses-tinged finish. This is one of the more accessible declarations and a joy.
2010 Samsara Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills AVA, Santa Barbara County
Wine Advocate #196 Aug 2011 (Antonio Galloni)
Grapes sourced from Melville, Turner, Kessler-Haak, and Rita’s Crown Vineyards “The 2010 Pinot Noir emerges from the glass with gorgeous radiant red fruit, flowers and sweet spices in an engaging, supple style that is impossible to resist. It possesses gorgeous mid-palate fleshiness and a clean, understated finish. Floral notes waft from the glass on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
Chad Melville manages the vineyards for his family’s Melville estate and makes the Samsara wines in a small rented facility in Lompoc. The wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, aged in French oak (0-25% new) and bottled with no fining or filtration. The wines see fairly high percentage of whole clusters ranging from 50-100%. These are gorgeous, pure wines from an inspired, young producer whose career will be fascinating to follow.”
Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning the eternal cycle of life. The world we live in now. One of passion, oneness and harmony. This idea is key to the philosophy of Chad and Mary Melville’s Samsara wines. Chad and Mary produce limited releases of Pinot Noir and Syrah from micro-sites within carefully selected vineyards.
They truly believe that they are winegrowers, not winemakers - that is, that all of the important work is done in the vineyard and there is little handling or manipulation once the fruit reaches the winery. That includes the use of whole clusters in their fermentations, which lends a spiciness to the wines that Chad and Mary particularly like. "Stems help to absorb the overt fruitiness of wines. To us, too many California wines are simply about fruit and lack the complexity that we hope to impart to our wines.” From the Winery
Sunday thru Friday, during normal business hours
• $15/ Flight of 3 wines/$10 with purchase of any wine
Saturday, 12pm to 5pm
• $15/5 wines/$10 with purchase of any wine
Craftsman Brewing Co. beer available on tap for $5
We have elegant gift-box presentations to complement any of our wines and are always eager to hand-select, wrap, and ship wine gifts to your friends and clients within your parameters and budget.
Cepage Laguiole Gift Box $54.99
Chateau Laguiole $109.99
Black Horn/Green Stamina wood/Red Stamina wood