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Burgundy Blow Out!

Domaine Claude Nouveau 2011 Santenay "Le Chainey" (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $44.99  | INSIDER $29.99 -- Crisp Pink Lady apples embraced with toast, black peppercorn, depth and elegance.
Paul Reitz 2007 Volnay (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $57.99  | INSIDER $39.99 Bold dark fruits- black cherries, blue currants, figs and plums with rustic mushroom, pine needles and great structure. 
Paul Reitz 2011 Santenay (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $41.99 | INSIDER $29.99 -- Bright cherries and currants layered in vanilla, cinammon, soft tannins. Stunning.

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09.27.2017  World Wide Syrah


The bold, luscious, red varietal- Syrah- is grown worldwide. Originally from the southeastern part of France, it has migrated to several regions with great success! Tales have been told of it originating from Iran, Sicily and other Mediterranean delights; however, DNA analysis concludes that it is a cross of Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche (both French in origin). 

So, where in the world do we find Syrah? 


Côte Rotie vineyards, Northern Rhône
 
France
Classically Rhône- Syrah is found in both the Northern & Southern Rhône, and they are very different. In the Nothern Rhône, it is 100% Syrah with only a touch of Viognier (a white varietal) allowed per AOC laws.  Expect dark, hedonistic, inky fruits mingling with earth, mushrooms and pencil lead.  Southern Rhône is allowed to blend– and they do!  With the availability of several different varietals, Châteauneuf-du-Pape takes the lead as King of Blending.  In addition to Syrah, CNP can use:  Cinsaut, Counoise, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Muscardin, Piquepoul Noir, Syrah, Terret Noir and Vaccarèse (Brun Argenté). Since it is primarily Grenache based, expect bright summer cherries with expressive spice, depth and higher acidity. Killer.

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This week's 
tasting schedule:
Oct 17   Give a Guess!
Oct 18   Portalis Explores! Wine Club
             ...Pickup Tasting:  Abruzzo, Italy
Oct 19   Special Guest: Micol Minnetti
             ...visiting from La Togota (Tuscany)

Oct 20   Portalis Wine Club Pickup Tasting
             ...featuring World Syrah
Oct 21   Fallin' for French
Oct 22   Stews & Soups
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: New Zealand Portalis Explores! | Darby Winery (WA) Portalis Wine Club

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Mushrooms for Fall!  Pictured: Birch Bolete

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Elqui Red Blend of Carménère-Syrah-Malbec (Elqui Valley, Chile) -- Reg $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19 -- Bold, ripe black berries, plums, currants with layers of mint, tannins and hints of spice.

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Burgundy Blow Out!

Domaine Claude Nouveau 2011 Santenay "Le Chainey" (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $44.99  | INSIDER $29.99 -- Crisp Pink Lady apples embraced with toast, black peppercorn, depth and elegance.
Paul Reitz 2007 Volnay (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $57.99  | INSIDER $39.99 Bold dark fruits- black cherries, blue currants, figs and plums with rustic mushroom, pine needles and great structure. 
Paul Reitz 2011 Santenay (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $41.99 | INSIDER $29.99 -- Bright cherries and currants layered in vanilla, cinammon, soft tannins. Stunning.

20% CASE DISCOUNT & 10% HALF CASE 
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Barons Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain, Washington) -- Reg $35.99 | Mixed Case $28.79 -- "Beautiful black currant, cedar, blueberry and Asian spice flavors. Ultimately, it’s a refined, exquisite Cabernet built for drinking over the next decade."
 
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Charles Smith 2013 Royal City Syrah 
(Columbia Valley, Washington) -- Reg $179.99 | Mixed Case $143.99 -- 95 points Wine Spectator "Rich and opulent, this towering wine offers layers of blueberry, plum and clotted cream flavors, with just enough mineral character to stay honest. Comes together into a vivid and expressive finish. Has plenty of power, but remains graceful. Best from 2018 through 2023." (HS)    (12/2016)   Ratings Key>

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Bodegas Maset Garnatxa (Penedès, Spain) -- Reg $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 -- Jammy cherries, black berries, and blueberries with lingering hillside herbs and white peppercorn.

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Tenuta Montecchiesi Preziosaterra Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) -- Reg $23.99 | Mixed Case $19.19 -- "Black currants, summer cherries, hints of black berries with a zing of spice, tannins! Big!" -- Jens  ...Who's Jens?

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Yo-Ho Brewing Yona Yona Ale (Otai, Saku city, Nagano, Japan)  --$5.89 12 fl oz -- Yona Yona Ale is the flagship ale,translating to “Night after Night” in Japanese "with a hope that people would enjoy our ale night after night". It has won gold medals at the International Beer Competition for 8 years in a row. " Pale ale is a medium bodied American Pale Ale with generous amount of cascade hops. Citrus flavor from premium cascade hops and well-balanced bitterness and sweetness are its main character."

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