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Seattle WA 98117
206-783-2007
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Finnriver Black Currant Cider
(Chimacum, Washington) -- Reg $8.99 -- This month's beer feature is cider! Embrace the holiday season with a festive glass of sparkling black currant cider from Finnriver. This farmcrafted, semi-sweet cider blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with tart organic black currants. A lovely alternative to sparkling wine, try serving in a pretty flute!

Portalis Wine Blog

11.29.2017   Holiday Picks -- 2017!!


JENS, owner and wine buyer for Portalis Wines and J. Strecker Selections, its direct import company, has been at this in Seattle since 2003! A native German, he is oriented towards the Old World, but he can easily be distracted by well-crafted wines from elsewhere:
 
Franchetto 2011 Lessini Durello Spumante Riserva
VENETO, ITALY — Reg $52.99 | Mixed $42.39
We can understand why this would be Jaci’s pick to exit- bubbles, well executed. Toasted notes with ripe apples, chamomile, broom, dried apricots and hints of citrus. Stellar. 
...and many more!
 
JULIE, co-owner of Portalis & J. Strecker Selections with her husband, Jens, has just recently returned to working at the shop (after 3 years focusing on the import business and letting Jaci run the shop) and is enjoying being on the floor again. Here are her selections:
 
Domaine de Frégate 2013 Bandol Rosé
PROVENCE, FRANCE — Reg $29.99 | Mixed Case $23.99
Summer raspberries, white hillside flowers, minerality … a classic from Provence with distinction. So why rosé at the holidays? Because rosé is festive and it has NEVER met a food it doesn’t like! I drink it all year long, and this one when I am celebrating!
...and many more!
 
AMY recently joined the Portalis family on Sundays. She is a sommelier and the contributing wine writer to the local travel blog, Rain or Shine Guides. Here are her picks:
 
Va Piano Vineyards 2013 Syrah
COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON — Reg $44.99 | Mixed Case $35.99
Inky, dark, and powerful, this delicious fruit-forward Syrah pairs with virtually any braised beef dish I make. Can there be bacon flavor in a wine? You bet! Meaty and unctuous!
...and many more!
 
JACI, Portalis’ long-time manager, just moved to Pullman, but she’s here in spirit, continuing her wine writing for the shop remotely. And sure enough, she has some special wines to recommend as well:
 
Smith Woodhouse 2000 Colheita Tawny
DOURO, PORTUGAL — Reg $57.99 | Mixed Case $46.39
With 13 years of barrel aging, the color is amber, the aroma smoked caramel and the palate is explosive- rich textures with hints of spice.’s not the bird as much as what we eat with it (sweet potatoes & heaven-forbid marshmallows, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, etc.) that cause...
...and many more! 
 
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tasting schedule:
Dec 12   Give a Guess!
Dec 13   Schnäppchen Tasting
Dec 14   Food+Wine Pairing Ideas
Dec 15   Holiday Port & Sherry Tasting
Dec 16   Special Guest -- Darby English
Dec 17   Gift Wines from France
Portalis Wine Club
Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (budget) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred). Makes a wonderful gift!

Check out the monthly wine notes: Portalis Explores! | Portalis Wine Club

Food + Wine

Wine Pairings for the Holidays à la Wine Folly!

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Not beer, but Finnriver Cider!
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Champagne Henriot Rosé (Champagne, France) -- Reg $79.99 | Mixed Case $63.99 -- A beautiful holiday sparkler from a 200-year-old producer, this elegant and limited rosé from Champagne will delight your taste buds with aromas of red fruits, rose petals, finishing with a silky effervescent mousse. Start your holiday with a pearly glass!

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


Casa Setaro 2013 Munazei Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Piedrosso (Campania, Italy) -- Reg $19.99  | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- 100% Piedrosso from the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius (southeast of Naples). Think Italian Pinot Noir, just earthier. 

20% CASE DISCOUNT & 10% HALF CASE 
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Brunelli 2013 Corte Cariano Corvina (Veneto, Italy) -- Reg $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19 -- A lush and juicy red with hints of toasted nuts, this corvina from Veneto pairs beautifully with braised and roasted meats. Try it tonight with a brined, roasted pork tenderloin.

20% CASE DISCOUNT & 10% HALF CASE 
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L’Ecole No. 41 2014 Apogee (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) -- Reg $61.99 | Mixed Case $49.59 -- “The most sweetly fruited, voluptuous and hedonist in the lineup, the 2014 Apogee, Pepper Bridge Vineyard is made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 15% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc. Sweet blackcurrants, licorice, crushed rocks and graphite notes flow to a sweetly fruited, full-bodied, pleasure bent beauty that has enough baby fat to warrant short term cellaring. It's going to have two decades of overall longevity.” Wine Advocate - 94pts   Ratings Key>

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1851 Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley, Washington) -- Reg $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- Black cherries and blackberries macerated with baking spices, vanilla and soft tannins. For a WA Cab, you can't beat the quality for the price!

20% CASE DISCOUNT & 10% HALF CASE
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Franchetto 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG (Veneto, Italy) -- Reg $69.99 | Mixed Case $55.99 -- "Viva Giulia Franchetto! This up-and-coming winemaker is kicking it! This is her first vintage for her Valpolicella line. Take note! Strong bouquet of brandied cherries. Full-bodied flavors of spiced plums, licorice. Smooth tannins. Can drink now to 10 years." -- Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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



Finnriver Black Currant Cider
(Chimacum, Washington) -- Reg $8.99 -- This month's beer feature is cider! Embrace the holiday season with a festive glass of sparkling black currant cider from Finnriver. This farmcrafted, semi-sweet cider blends heirloom and organic dessert apples with tart organic black currants. A lovely alternative to sparkling wine, try serving in a pretty flute!