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 Cuvee Saint Vincent Chardonnay, Burgundy, France
"Vincent Girardin is a man of conviction. He knows what he wants. He has grasped his profession firmly with both hands. Vincent’s roots are deep in the most prestigious terroirs of Burgundy. He knows every vine, every parcel of land. Born in Santenay, in the Côte de Beaune he is part of a winemaking family whose origins date to the 17th century (11th generation). Now in his forties, Vincent began in 1982 with only 2 hectares (5 acres) of vines. When his father retired, Vincent took over several additional hectares to which he could devote himself. Vincent Girardin’s wife Veronique, has worked alongside Vincent at the Domaine since 1994.
Less citric than the wines from Mâcon, more caramelized with hints of vanilla bean. More Burgundy in style, quite rich for an AC Bourgogne. Round and silky, very easy to drink and commercial. Soft on the palate with a bit of vanilla and honey. Ripe, with baby acids that refresh the end of the palate." – Winery
2013 Domaine D’Alzipratu Fiumeseccu, Corse Calvi, Corsica
"Pierre Acquaviva is a warm, engaging winemaker with an advanced degree in medieval literature. In 1990 he took over operation of the Domaine d’Alzipratu vineyard that had been started by his father Maurice. Acquaviva makes wines that reflect his quiet, affable manner. Wines that surprise you with their depth and intensity, and that are likely to leave you with a smile on your face. They also reveal, after careful examination, a depth and character that might be overlooked without spending some time with them. In effect, they’re much like the winemaker who made them. – The Vine Route
"100% Rolle. Fresh, with distinctive floral, apple and almond aromas and flavors, with a nice vein of minerality that threads through."
- Wine Searcher
2013 Domaine Sylvain Bailly Sancerre Rose La Louée, Loire Valley, France
"Domaine Sylvain Bailly is a family run business based in Bué, a village in the heart of Sacerrois.Marie-Helene and Jacques have been the head of the domaine for over 20 years. At the end of 2007, they were joined by their daughter, Sonia.
A hint of salmon pink, a brilliant robe.Tender, fruity, dominated by grapefruit aromas. A fresh and supple attack, showing the fruit. An alliance of "fruit salad" aromas." - Winemaker
2010 Domaine Fabrice Gasnier Chinon "Vieille Vignes", Loire Valley, France
100% Cabernet Franc
"Fourth-generation Fabrice Gasnier and his wife Sandrine oversee 57 acres of mostly old-vine Cabernet Franc planted on varying combinations of Chinon’s chalk, gravel, sand and clay soils in and around the village of Cravant-lès-Côteaux. Fabrice began working with his father with the harvest of 1990 and by the year 2000 had begun converting the domaine’s vineyard practices to organic (certified by Ecocert a few years later). Soon thereafter, he began implementing the principles and prescriptions of biodynamic viticulture, and later adopted that disciplined culture for all parcels." Winery
2010 Feytit Divon Saint Georges Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion is the smallest of the 'satellite' titles of the larger Saint-Emilion appellation in the Libournais sub-region of Bordeaux on the right (northern) bank of the Dordogne river.Saint-Georges is a village a few miles north of Saint-Emilion town. Its vineyards lie just to the south of the village and run as far south as the Barbanne river. Saint-Georges is located so close to the neighboring village of Montagne that its wines can carry either name. The grapes permitted within the Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion appellation are Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.. Merlot is the predominant variety by far.
"Intense aromas of red fruit, oak and tertiary notes. Well- structured wine with rip and integrated tannins. Long smooth and fruity finish. Drink now or hold 5 – 6 years." - Importer
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