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Seattle WA 98117
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Santa Clerissa Pinot Grigio Ramato
(Veneto, Italy) -- Reg. $17.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | 
20% Mixed Case Discount $11.99 --  "Ramato" aka "Copper" or "Orange" wine is not a new fad- but the process of allowing skin contact to the gray (rather than green) skinned grape of Pinot Grigio.  The effect- Richness.  Ripe warm apples, dried apricots with minerality.  Soft texture, subtle acidity.  Multifaceted food pairing wine.
 
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03.02.17  Cooperatives & Import Focus: Bodegas Rauda


As many of you know, Portalis owners, Jens Strecker and Julie Howe, expanded their business in 2011 to including importing.  As the liquor laws in Washington State transformed, so did the ability for smaller producers- cooperatives and families- to have a chance at fair representation in Washington.  As Jens watched some of his favorite producers move to the side lines or away from the market all together, it created an impetus to support them.

What is a cooperative?  In this world of mass production, a cooperative can seem like bulk production plunk like basket Chianti from the 70's or box wine... but in truth, it is a foundation for small producers to bring their product to the market.  It is not a new concept at all.  Many Old World communities bring their product to market and have it crafted into the local wine or their own label.  It provides an infrastructure that many do not have the means to create.  Cooperatives were an imperative choice for the Spanish when they transitioned out of the Civil War in 1939 and the financial consequences thereof which lasted decades.  If cooperatives were not instituted, most of these small producers would have given up their vines- which today we relish!
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Bodegas y Viñedos Rauda Tinto Roble -- Reg.$15.99 | INSIDER $13.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 -- "Roble" 4 months in oak-
Bodegas y Viñedos Rauda Tinto Roa Crianza -- Reg. $22.99 | Mixed Case $18.39 -- "Crianza" 12 months in oak, 24 in bottle
Bodegas y Viñedos Rauda Tinto Roa Reserva -- Reg. $36.99 | INSIDER $35.99 | Mixed Case $29.59 -- "Reserva" 12 months in oak, 36 in bottle
Bodegas y Viñedos Rauda Musai de Tinto Roa -- Reg. $43.99 | INSIDER $41.99 | Mixed Case $35.19 -- French and American oak, 15 + months


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Mar 21    Everyday Drinkers
Mar 22    EXPLORES!  Wine Club
Mar 23    PORTALIS Wine Club
Mar 24    Luck of the Draw!
Mar 25    Southern Italy
Mar 26    Tobacco, Leather & Structure
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Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (budget) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred). Makes a wonderful gift!

Check out January's wine notes: Washington Portalis Explores! |  New Zealand Portalis Wine Club

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Château des Gravières 2012 Graves
(Bordeaux, France) -- Reg $17.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount $14.39 -- Another knock it out of the park Jens pick! Medoc is south of Margaux, so this Left Bank Bordeaux is 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon-  But don't let the 90's sterotype of Merlot get you down- this wine kicks a wallup. Black cherries, summer plums, baking spices and integrated tannins.

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Weingut Prechtl Altenberg Grüner Veltliner (Weinviertl, Austria) -- Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount $11.99 -- This single-vineyard Grüner exhibits the classic refreshing balance of citrus, earth (lentils) and minerality with the added bonus of spice and hints of honeycomb.

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Santa Clerissa Pinot Grigio Ramato
(Veneto, Italy) -- Reg. $17.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | 
20% Mixed Case Discount $11.99 --  "Ramato" aka "Copper" or "Orange" wine is not a new fad- but the process of allowing skin contact to the gray (rather than green) skinned grape of Pinot Grigio.  The effect- Richness.  Ripe warm apples, dried apricots with minerality.  Soft texture, subtle acidity.  Multifaceted food pairing wine.
 
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Chateau Montelena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
(Napa Valley, California) -- Reg  | 20% Mixed Case Discount -- "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, fleshy and seductive, but also light on its feet and gracious. Black cherry, plum, rose petal, smoke, tobacco, licorice and cedar are some of the signatures. Classic and medium in body, this tasty Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon will drink well with minimal cellaring. Because of its mid-weight structure, Montelena's Cabernet is one of the more approachable wines of the vintage, not to mention a real beauty." 91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni  Ratings Key>

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Palazzo Malgara Nero d'Avola (Sicily, Italy) - Reg $14.99 | INSIDER $13.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount $11.19 -- Blue currants and figs with a mild body, soft acidity and whimsical herbal undertones. Excellent with Bouillabaise and seafood.

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Outon Albariño (Rías Baixas, Spain) -- Reg $17.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount $13.59 -- "Aromatic white flowers with lush papaya, guava and citrus fruits.  Subtle hints of green pepper, savory herbs and minerality with a delightful mild acidity.!" --Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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Trickster IPA $5.69 (16.6 fl oz) - "In mythology, the raven can play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules, hence the name Trickster. This well-balanced IPA has a light fruit, citrus and piney hop aroma with a full hop flavor. With delicately balanced malt and hops and a 6.9% ABV, this beer has truly earned its name. Available year-round."
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