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
2013 Ledge Los Topos Rose, Paso Robles
(Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault)
"This is an up-and-coming estate that needs to be on everyone's radar!" -Jeb Dunnuck
The Adams Ranch is in the Willow Creek region on the west side of Paso Robles and rests on a flat "ledge" with the Santa Lucia Mountains as a backdrop, and a steep drop to Vineyard Drive in the foreground. The vineyard is almost entirely Syrah, with some Grenache and Mourvedre peppered in. We expand every year at a snail's pace, with 35 dry farmed acres as the ultimate goal. The vines are own rooted and reared in the home nursery after pruning each year. Once established, the vines are dry farmed, field-blended and co-fermented using only native yeasts and are aged in neutral oak barrels.
This rose is souced from the sites Mark Adams works with around Paso Robles, and is made with Grenache and Syrah. There is a lovely balance of strawberry and light spice notes with a touch of minerality and some spice in the nose. This is amazingly drinkable and a ideal for california rose at this price. D&M Tasting Notes - more
2013 Suavia Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy
The history of Suavia consists of a castle, no frog, few princes and lots of princesses.The castle is the one in Soave: a heritage from the Middle Ages, when the town was still called by the old name of Suavia;Giovanni and Rosetta’s four daughters, however, have been the main female characters in this storysince the start of the twenty-first century. Today Meri, Valentina and I (Alessandra) run the winery here in Fittà, where it all started.“To write a good story you need a worthy setting and interesting characters.” We have all these elements in our story; every day we work as best we can, with sensitivity and honesty to make sure that this story is a really good one to tell and to copy.
"This is Soave according to Suavia. It is a wine for flowered terraces and summer nights; a wine for bars with umbrellas and tables on the cobbles of an old illuminated square; it is a wine for Easter Mondays in the hills. It is a profoundly Italian wine. Our idea of Soave: fresh, fruity, easy to drink but with an unmistakable character at the same time. Straw yellow with golden highlights. Fresh notes of apple, Kaiser pear, and hawthorn together with beautiful citrus and mineral notes. Very juicy and creamy, it ends with a savoury and fulfilling finish after a constant freshness." —Winemaker
2013 Trail Marker “Legan Vineyard” Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains
This is a super small production chardonnay from Santa Cruz Mountains. Clean, crisp, and dry with subtle minerality.
2013 Punta Crena Cruvin, Liguria, Italy
The Ruffino family has been tending these vineyards for over 500 years, hardly changing a thing as they pass their knowledge and wisdom from one generation to the next. Today the estate is run by four siblings: Tommaso, the eldest, is the winemaker; Paolo is the salesman; Anna handles logistics; and Nicola helps out in the vineyards and winery. Ask Paolo if the family follows organic methods in the vineyards and he’ll laugh. We’re not “organic,” he says as if you had asked about some crazy new technology. We just do everything the same way our ancestors have for hundreds of years. They even build their stone terraces by hand, using the method established here three thousand years ago. The vineyards of Punta Crena (which is named for a large promontory jutting into the sea at the edge of the village) are all within 1200 meters of the water and enjoy sea breezes that help keep the grapes healthy and happy. - Producer
2012 Field Recordings “McMahon Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo)
FieldRecordings is 33-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards. – Producer
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