Tax-Free Tuesday Ends November 4th!
Thanks for making 2014 another great year for Mission Wines! Take advantage of no sales tax on all of your in-store purchases on Tuesdays through November 4th.
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
Damien & Didier Les “D” en Boules Sparkling Wine, Anjou, Loire Valley, France
“The D refers to Didier and Damien, and bulles refers to bubbles. This is a méthode ancestrale sparkler, made without any of the three additions of sugar (no chapitalization for fermentation, no sweet yeast starter at bottling, no dosage at disgorgement). The blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Chenin and the wine rests eighteen months on its lees.
Founded in 1920, the domaine is a modest place off a country road deep in the Anjou Noire, so-called because of the preponderance of schists in the geological makeup of this section (the strata of schists passes under the Loire, running southeast to geologically connect the Savennières appellation to the Aubance watershed). Anjou is a big region, encompassing limestone chalk vineyards to the east in Saumur, volcanic schists in its center, and granite-based soils to the west near Muscadet.” Importer
2012 Von Winning Riesling, Pfalz, Germany
“A wine for all occasions: tangy, boisterous and simply outrageously good. Anything but soft on the palate.
The fact that this estate is crafting some of the very best dry wines in Germany is no fluke, rather a result of nearly obsessive winemaker Stefan Attman’s commitment to both dedicated cultivation of Deidesheim and Forst’s best sites and meticulous work in the cellar. Under the same ownership and winemaking team, the Dr. Deinhard label is designated for fruity styles vinified in stainless steel while the Von Winning label is reserved for the Grosses Gewächs sites vinified dry and in wood.” Winemaker
2012 Domaine Ragot Givry Vielles Vignes, Burgundy
“This wine has notes of black fruits, cassis, blackberry, and raspberry along with some vanilla and spice. A nice match for grilled steaks, pork roast or chicken stew, or hard cheeses like aged gouda or parmesan.
The Ragot family have traced their winegrowing history back to 1760 when Gabriel Ragot tended vines in Mercurey. About a century later, Louis Ragot established a property in Givry. There he not only grew grapes, but also a number of different crops and raised livestock. Two centuries after the Ragot family began their winemaking, they chose to abandon their other sources of income and focus solely on their five hectares of grapes. By 1973, all of the production on the property, having grown to 7 hectares, was sold in bottle around France. The name of the domaine changed from Ragot Fréres to Domaine Ragot, and was run by cousins Jean-Paul and Jean-Pierre Ragot.” Importer
2011 Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico, Italy
"Wild berries, sour black cherry, thyme and leather feature on the nose. Though bold and dry, the taste is softened by the delicate sweetness of the French oak.
Sought after by the most prestigious noble families of Siena, the Poggio Bonelli estate was run by different owners in the course of the centuries. The property was in the hands of the ancient Spennali family throughout the Middle Ages. Later on, in the second half of the 16th century, Poggio Bonelli was included in the possessions of the prominent Piccolomini family. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the land was probably passed down to the Landucci family by way of dowry or inheritance. The Crocis and the Landuccis together managed the Poggio Bonelli estate until well into the 20th century, finally leaving it to the capable hands of the Real Estate company of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena." Winemaker
2010 Bridesmaid , Napa Valley
“Dense color meets the eye and profuse berries and flowers greet the nose. Black cherry, currants, red rose petals and pipe tobacco all knit together for a big juicy mouthful of flavor. Oh so smooth finish with lots of length. All of this in a very seductive wine.
Bridesmaid is a joint project created by friends, Pam Starr and Drew Neiman, two of Napa Valley’s premier winemakers. Before starting Bridesmaid and Crocker & Starr Wines, Pam was the consulting winemaker for Gemstone and the winemaker for Spottswoode. Drew established Neiman Cellars in 1997 and has done stints at Newton, Kongsgaard, and Chateau Boswell.” Winemaker
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