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
A great lineup of wines with a special guest appearance by Matthew Semancik, formerly of Mission Wines and currently Orange County District Manager for Kobrand Fine Wine and Spirits
"Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do. Sharing these tenets and this journey with you not only brings us great joy, but also gives us the motivation to always look to improve. We take great pride in sharing our family with your family.
With 40 harvests under our belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, our little family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. It is our commitment to quality, and our history, that we feel truly blessed to share with you." - Winery
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
The 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of 90% sauvignon blanc, 6% semillon and 4% sauvignon musqué (an especially aromatic clone of sauvignon blanc), all from top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including our estate ranches in Carneros, southeastern Napa, Rutherford and Calistoga. The superb fruit from these sites enables us to produce a rich, full-bodied and complex sauvignon blanc that is simultaneously fresh, crisp and zesty. A brisk, lively, melon and citrus-flavoured Sauvignon Blanc that is very versatile as an aperitif or with fish, poultry, pasta and salads.
2012 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
The 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, our 2012 Chardonnay is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years.
2012 Pinot Noir "Two Creeks Vineyards", Anderson Valley
Two Creeks is a fruit-forward, yet complex pinot noir showcasing the best of Anderson Valley. This Pinot Noir boasts fragrant red and black cherry, red raspberry, strawberry and rose petal aromas. It has a smooth, mouth-coating texture, velvety tannins and delightfully silky red raspberry, cherry and strawberry flavors that take on a spicy tone in the long, juicy finish. Delicious now, it will age well in bottle for at least five years. Delicious with seared tuna or swordfish, pork or lighter red meats.
2011 Merlot, Napa Valley
The 2011 Merlot displays expressive aromas of black cherry, red plum and pomegranate with a hint of toasty oak. Rich and juicy on the palate, the wine’s concentrated dark cherry, plum and blackcurrant flavors are supported by fine tannins and balanced acidity, leading to a long, fruitful finish showcasing pleasing cassis and toasty oak tones. Red wines from cool years tend to develop slowly, so while our 2011 Merlot is tasty now, it will reveal the full scope of its charms as it ages.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon sports a beautifully fragrant, complex bouquet of ripe dark cherry and boysenberry fruit complemented by scents of cedar, olive, dried sage, dark chocolate and toasty oak. Rich and smooth on the palate with perfectly integrated tannins and balanced acidity, the wine’s sumptuous black cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry flavors are superbly balanced and persist into a long, elegant finish with hints of chocolate, mineral and savory oak.
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