Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines
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Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm to bar close
Friday - Sunday: 11am to bar close
Monday: closed

Bar Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm to 11pm
Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: noon - midnight
Sunday: noon - 10pm
Monday: closed

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5205 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle WA 98107
206-783-2007
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Domaine La Bessonne 2013 Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (FR) ~ Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19 ~ This classic rosé comes from a tiny producer in the region of Châteauvert in the AOC Côteaux Varois en Provence.  A blend of Grenache & Cinsault, it’s a pure & elegant rosé. Hints of ripe red fruits on the nose with a long, minerally finish. The winemaker suggests enjoying this wine with pan-seared white fish, broad beans & asparagus. Cheers!

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05.27.2014  Does Vintage Matter when Choosing a Rosé?

Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and of course this brings to mind picnics, drinks on the patio, and of course dining with rosé! What better accompaniment with lighter dishes than an acidic, lighter & fruit forward wine with a palate complimenting dryness. Rosé has surged in popularity in recent years in the States thanks to its ability to be paired with a vast range of foods & appealing color.

Choosing a Rosé
First off, there are quite a few misconceptions about this delightful drink. Firstly, color does NOT matter. Many people think that a lighter colored rosé means better finesse and overall improved quality; this is not true. One of the best known rosé producing regions (Tavel) is known for making deep-colored, bone-dry, robust rosé wines. Another example is a Languedoc rosé: expect a very deep blush colored wine that is not only light, but refreshing! It really comes down to the producer and the quality of the wine in the bottle: color does not apply.

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Jul 29    Summer Wine Trivia Game
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Jul 30    Name That Wine! ...white
Jul 30    Wednesday: No Corkage!
Jul 31    Name That Wine! ...red
Aug 2   Saturday Tasting: Pelassa
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Aug 3   Sunday Tasting: French Rosé

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Food+Wine: Wine Pairings Tips for Fruit

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 Portalis Wine Bar Menu
New: TARTE FLAMBÉE prawns,
pesto, oven-roasted tomato, smoked
mozzarella & grana paired with
Castelfeder 2011 Pinot Grigio "15"
 
Portalis Wine Club
Makes a wonderful gift! Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (bugdet) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred)

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New show by Ballard artist Carole d'Inverno. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru end of Aug 2014.

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Domaine La Bessonne 2013 Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (FR) ~ Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19 ~ This classic rosé comes from a tiny producer in the region of Châteauvert in the AOC Côteaux Varois en Provence.  A blend of Grenache & Cinsault, it’s a pure & elegant rosé. Hints of ripe red fruits on the nose with a long, minerally finish. The winemaker suggests enjoying this wine with pan-seared white fish, broad beans & asparagus. Cheers!

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Zuazo Gaston 2010 Rioja (SP)
~ Reg $15.99 | INSIDER $9.99 | Mixed Case $7.99 ~ This wonderful young red from the Zuazo Gaston estate, located in Oyón (Rioja) in north-central Spain, is a blend of 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano with flavors of fresh berry fruits & licorice spice! Great food wine! Try it paired with grilled meats, small game, ahi tuna & paella.¡Salud!
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Castelfeder 2011 Pinot Nero "Glener" (IT) ~ Reg $20.99 | INSIDER $19.99 | Mixed Case $15.99 ~ This powerful red is produced by the Giovanett family. Ivan (winemaker) and his sister, Ines (export manager), help their parents operate this small winery near Egna in Northern Italy. Fruity with traces of spice & smoke, this wine is very expressive with a pleasant tannic background. Perfect paired with chicken, game, seafood & cheeses. Salute!

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L'Ecole 2010 Apogee (Walla Walla) Reg $56.99 | Mixed Case $45.59 ~  This top wine scored 94 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine: “A five-grape Bordeaux-style blend from the estate vineyard, this has lovely aromatics, as well as firm yet supple tannins. The black fruits are dotted with details of licorice, black tea and coffee. It’s smooth and balanced through the lengthy finish, and continues to improve overnight, suggesting it also has serious aging potential. Cellar Selection.” – Paul Gregutt
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La Puerta 2013 Malbec (AR) ~ Reg $14.99 | INSIDER $12.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 ~ The vineyards of La Puerta are nestled in the Andes mountain range located in the Famatina Valley of La Rioja. The current winery was built in 2002 and is one of the most advanced modern facilities in the region, guaranteeing high quality. Hand-harvested and aged 6 months in French & American oak. Hints of mint, pepper and a touch of plum flavors make this a delightful & smooth Malbec.

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Weingut Prechtl 2012 Altenfeld Sauvignon Blanc
(AT) ~ Reg $18.99 | INSIDER $17.99 | Mixed Case $14.39 ~ I love this producer! The Prechtl's are known for their award-winning Grüner Veltliner (which are also fantastic!), but this Sauvignon Blanc has a wonderful Austrian twist! With hints of gooseberry & light citrus, it’s perfect for seafood or chicken. Also wonderful with fennel, spinach & leafy salads. Prost!  ...Who's Jens?

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