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.
Super Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting
12 Noon - 5 PM
Wine Tasting $15.00
$10.00 with purchase of any wine in the shop
2012 Italo Cescon Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy
“The Italo Cescon wine growing and producing company was established on 1957 not so far fromTreviso city by its brave founder Italo Cescon and today is managed with the same passion and love by his childrens Gloria, Graziella and Domenico, together with mummy Chiara. Preserving the secrets and the memories of our daddy, nowadays we keep the tradition we hand down from our father with a scrupulous research of quality and we produce winesDoc Piave, Doc Friuli and Doc Valdobbiadene. The idea of the "tralcetto", a knotty bit of cane picked out from the pruning, was born on a winter’s day in 1957 of rest and meditation for the men working in the vineyard by an idea of our grand-mother Anna and since that mild winter is the visual motiv of our winery: it still symbolises our family, communicating the unchanging principles that inspire our efforts. Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris derives from a mutation of Pinot Noir and nowadays is surely the italian white wine most recognized by international customers. Cultivated in Italy since Nineteenth century, it is most prominent in Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli were are made the finest examples. Pinot Grigio Doc Piave "Il tralcetto" is one of our older wines: we produce it since 1957. It is dry and crisp, ripe, aromatic fruit, with hints of orange zest, mirroring the nose. A wine of exceptionally full flavour, lenghty and elegant. Enjoy with shellfish and with seafood dishes in general.” —From the Winery.
2012 Francois Chidaine Touraine Sauvignon, Loire Valley, France
Classic styled Loire valley sauvignon from the master of Montlouis and Vouvray. Produced entirely from Chidaine's biodynamically farmed vineyards. Minerals and citrus are packed into this beauty that shows surprising length and complexity for the appellation. This is a great lower-priced alternative to the popular sauvignons produced in the eastern Loire valley. The grapes are pressed gently and are vinified on wild yeasts in both barrels and demi-muids. François seeks slow alcoholic fermentations that last all winter long, and avoids malolactic fermentations when possible. The cold limestone cellars allow the wines to develop more layers of complexity, which are simply unattainable when the process is rushed. Slow cuvaisons produce an antioxidant blanket of carbon dioxide, which allows the winemaker to put off adding sulfur to the wine, thereby lowering the total amount needed.
2012 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Cooper Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
“At Cooper Mountain we own and manage four vineyard sites scattered throughout the North Willamette Valley and that are certified organic and biodynamic®. The vines plantation dates range from 1978 to 2010. Gilles strives not make wine for the masses, but rather those seeking wines that have soul and are reflective of each passing vintage in the Willamette Valley. Wine is memory of land. Our latest vintage to date provides both power and elegance on the palate. This wine offers layers of red fruit, spice and a supple, velvety mouth feel.”—From the Winery.
2012 Krutzler Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria
Südburgenland is located in the south-eastern corner of Austria and benefits from the effects of the Pannonian climate. At one time Südburgenland was politically part of Hungary, whose border can be seen from the top of the Eisenberg; the highest and finest site in the region. Reinhold Krutzler is the fifth generation to run this top estate, which began bottling wines in 1966. Before taking over the winery, Reinhold worked with renowned winemaker Willi Bründlmayer in the Kamptal and has also made wine in France, Italy and South Africa. The estate’s single focus is Blaufränkisch, with vines no younger than 25 years old. This terroir, low yields and a long growing season make wines with character and originality, while maintaining typicity. After a long maceration, sometimes up to 28 days for the highest quality parcels, a gentle pressing occurs and fermentations are carried out in traditional fermenters. Technology is utilized to a very minimal extent, with wines seeing only some time in steel before being racked into large wooden casks. A textbook Blaufränkisch from South Burgenland! Dark ruby-red, highly expressive, exhibiting aromas and flavors of cherry, sour cherry and berries. Sourced from proven vineyards featuring heavy and deep soils, this savory, uncomplicated offering already unfolds its qualities when young. Krutzler’s best selling wine!
2012 Gil Family Estates Can Blau, Montsant, Spain
The 2012 Blau is a blend of 40% Mazuelo, 40% Syrah and 20% Garnacha from vines aged between 25 and 40 years planted at 600 meters and aged in oak for four months. It has an attractive fresh red currant and raspberry-scented bouquet that is fresh and defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet candied entry. This is well-balanced with a crisp seam of acidity, while the finish is simple but clean and packed full of red fruits. This is a great price for a great little wine. Drink now-2015. The trio of wines from Cellars Can Blau in Montsant paradoxically seemed to curry less favor the more expensive they become, especially when you factor in their prices. While the entry-level Blau represents outstanding value, with delicious, sappy red fruit flavors, both the Can Blau and Mas de Can Blau seemed labored by comparison!
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