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Varietal Focus: Tempranillo

Grown in several regions in Spain (with varying regional names) as well as Portugal (Aragonez | Tinto Roriz | Tinto de Santiago) and Argentina, Tempranillo is an early budding varietal that loves calcerous soils. Tasting Notes: Easily influenced by oak, Tempranillo's fruit tends to be tart and sweet red fruit such as cherry, strawberry, and currant as well as plum.  You can find tobacco and dill as well as oxidation and brettanomyces (manure!).  Not uncommon to have notes of spice and leather, like grandpa's old chair. Food Pairings: Meats! You name it... roasted, pulled, stewed, grilled, as well as stews, spicey dishes with pepper components. We recommend: 

Zuazo Gaston Reserva Rioja Spain 2007  ~ Reg $31.99 | INSIDER $26.99 | Case $21.59

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08.13.2015  Outdoor Seattle Activities in August and September

The transition from summer to fall is probably one of my favorite times of year.  I love the warm days and cool evenings.  I also love the extended accessibility to be outside! If you are feeling stuck in a rut with summer or are new to the area, here are some fun Seattle area explorations to attend to.  MORE>


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Sep 03   New Thursday tasting series:
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Sep 04   Fridays: Luck of the Draw Tasting
Sep 05   Saturday Tasting: Bordeaux (France)
Sep 06   Sunday Tasting: Maremma (Tuscany)
 

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Chef Tracey is back, wriiting seasonal recipes for our Food+Wine column. Check out her Smoked Trout Deviled Eggs for your end of summer picnic!

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Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (budget) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred).  Makes a wonderful gift!
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Varietal Focus: Tempranillo

Grown in several regions in Spain (with varying regional names) as well as Portugal (Aragonez | Tinto Roriz | Tinto de Santiago) and Argentina, Tempranillo is an early budding varietal that loves calcerous soils. Tasting Notes: Easily influenced by oak, Tempranillo's fruit tends to be tart and sweet red fruit such as cherry, strawberry, and currant as well as plum.  You can find tobacco and dill as well as oxidation and brettanomyces (manure!).  Not uncommon to have notes of spice and leather, like grandpa's old chair. Food Pairings: Meats! You name it... roasted, pulled, stewed, grilled, as well as stews, spicey dishes with pepper components. We recommend: 

Zuazo Gaston Reserva Rioja Spain 2007  ~ Reg $31.99 | INSIDER $26.99 | Case $21.59

20% CASE DISCOUNT & 10% HALF CASE ...includes mixed cases!



Roche de Lune Sancerre 
(Loire Valley, France) -- Reg $27.99 | INSIDER $22.99 | Mixed Case $18.39 -- Just like those nights when the stars are so bright they seem to touch you.  Sauvignon Blanc is enlightening and enchanting.  Excellent acidity and minerality.  Don't get too star struck- producer is no longer available!

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Mas de la Source Rosé Réserve (Pays d'Oc, France) -- Reg $11.99  | Mixed Case $9.59 -- Soft, ripe and freshness- strawberry, raspberry and rose petal.  A rich earth undertone. Pairings:  barbeques, canapés & salads.
 
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Ponzi 2013 Pinot Gris 
(Willamette Valley, Oregon
) -- Reg $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19 -- WE91 "This leesy and creamy yet bracing wine reveals abundant melon, citrus and pear fruit flavors. Balance and finesse are on full display, as always the case in Luisa Ponzi’s wines.". Ratings Key>

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La Farra Prosecco Brut 
(Veneto, Italy)
-- Reg $14.99 | Mixed Case Discount $11.99 --  Prosecco is bubbly made in the Veneto region of NE Italy, and this beautiful Prosecco is made by the Nardi family> (pictured). Prosecco can be a little like soda-pop if it’s not well-made, but this one is: crisp apple flavors, with fine persistent bubbles. A beautiful, celebratory, well-priced sparkling for any special occasion!

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Casa Setaro Munazei Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosato
 (Campania, Italy) -- Reg $19.99 | Mixed Case $15.99--Wonderful, special rosé from vineyards within the Mt. Vesuvius National Park. Didn't order a lot of this wine as it's little known and a little pricy, but well worth it. Won't last long! Definitely my pick right now!! --Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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Weihenstephan  Hefe Weissbier
 (Munich, Germany) $3.79 | 12.9 fl oz
--  a light coloured top-fermenting beer.  Hefe Weizen literally, "yeast-wheat"- banana, vanilla, smokey and clove.  Pair with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage.