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Shop tax free every Tuesday at Mission Wines. Mix and match 12 or more items and receive an additional 10% discount on your order!
Valid during normal business hours and for in-store purchases only.
Happy Hour Every Wednesday from 3pm-5pm.
Taste our selection of three delicious wines for only $7.50 with no bottle purchase required. Featured wines also available by the glass. Craftsman beer on tap. Complimentary bar snacks provided. We look forward to seeing you!
Last Friday of the Month Wine Tasting
PASO ROBLES RISING STAR: BRIAN BENSON CELLARS
4 PM to 8 PM
5 Wines for $25 per person
When Chris was first introduced to winemaking prodigy Brian Benson on a visit to Paso Robles last fall, he was so impressed with his wines that he loaded up the truck and hauled what he could straight to the shelves of Mission Wines. Benson's style is classic Paso: big, rich, and ripe--the way wine should be in those parts--and his production is tiny, allowing him to focus on crafting the highest quality wines possible. Each wine expresses a distinct personality reflective its provenance. These defining characteristics are the inspiration behind the art on each unique label.
Benson made his first wine in 1997 at the age of 12. He started to learn winemaking in elementary school while spending time at his grandparents' vineyard. His father later purchased 10 acres of vineyard in Westside Paso Robles in 1995 where Brian worked part-time on the weekends, and the rest is history.
Benson's wines are hard to find outside of the winery, which makes this tasting extra special. This talented young winemaker's star is on the rise and as word spreads among the critics, we anticipate that his wines will only become harder and harder to find. Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste a killer lineup direct from Brian Benson Cellars before the wines sell out.
2012 Brian Benson "James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah $58.99
100% Syrah. Aged in 80% new French oak.
2012 Brian Benson "Western Widow - Caliza Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah $58.99
90% Syrah, 10% Roussanne. Co-fermented and aged in 80% new French oak.
2011 Brian Benson "Neapolitan Pussycat" Paso Robles Rhone-Style Blend $58.99
69% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre.
91 points Wine Advocate: "A beautiful Rhone blend, the 2011 Neapolitan Pussycat boast outstanding aromatics of ground pepper, herbs, earthy minerality and sweet berry fruit to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, and textured style on the palate. Possessing solid mid-palate density and high-quality tannin, enjoy this well done blend over the coming 7-8 years...[Benson's] wines show classic Paso Robles fruit and texture." (08/2014)
2012 Brian Benson "Rapid Roy" Paso Robles Red Blend $58.99
59% Primitivo, 30% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre. Co-fermented and aged in 75% new French oak.
2012 Brian Benson "The Tryst - Blond Bottle" Paso Robles Rhone-Style Blend $47.99
75% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre. "A secret love affair between Grenache and Mourvedre" with bottle artwork by Keith Weesner.
No reservations required.
All wines featured in the tasting will be available for purchase.
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