Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines



We are now located at: 6754 15th Ave NW
That’s on the southeast corner of
15th Ave NW & 70th Street, across from
Brunswick & Hunt & down the
street from The Fat Hen, Delancey,
Essex & Honoré Bakery and caddy
corner from Grumpy D's Coffeehouse.

Our Ballard Ave Wine Bar
closed at the end of 2014.
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Tuesday - Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Monday: closed


6754 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
206-783-2007
info@portaliswines.com

 

 


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L'Adage 2011 Saint-Emilion (FR) ~ Reg $23.99 | INSIDER $22.99 | Mixed Case $19.19 ~ This Right Bank Bordeax blend (Merlot/Cab Franc) has aromas of truffles, toasted bread & blackberries with rich baked fruit, cassis & chocolate on the palate. Unbelievable for the price! Limited supply until the next vintage comes in.

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03.12.2015  The Wine Regions of WA State

Cows, wheat, orchards and wine!

Layered with apple orchards, entrenched in wheat farming, milk and cattle production, wine production in Washington began in the mid 1970’s.  Wine still relatively new in the scheme of agriculture output for Washington State and the region has a finite supply of water for irrigation.  Quality over bulk quantity is regulated by irrigation needs.  With the exception of approximately 80 acres of vineyard near Seattle in Puget Sound AVA, the state’s wine regions are all located to the east of the Cascades, where the mountains’ rain shadow effect makes irrigation commonplace—rainfall is often less than ten inches a year.

Eastern Washington experiences a true continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters; frost and winter freezes are serious concerns for growers.  Soils consist of basalt bedrock and thin alluvial topsoil, deposited by the same Missoula Floods that washed through the Willamette Valley at the end of the last ice age.  Loess is everywhere, as well as layers of sand and gravel.  Why does this make a difference?

Each appellation has its own unique characteristics that allow it to be defined separately than the Columbia Valley.   The factors that play major roles in defining each AVA (or appellation) are the soils, the climate impact of each region and the subtle nuances of land masses that create microclimates and impact the quality of the vines and grapes.  Here are the AVA's:

Columbia Valley
Columbia Gorge
Walla Walla Valley
Lake Chelan
Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley
Wahluke Slope
Naches Heights
Yakima Valley 
Red Mountain
Snipes Mountain 
Rattlesnake Hills 
Horse Heaven Hills
Puget Sound 

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Mar 26   Mystery Grape ~ 5-7pm
Mar 27   Weekly Tasting: Luck of the Draw
Mar 28   Australian Reds ~ 12-4pm
Mar 29   La Puerta (Argentina) ~ 12-4pm

Stop by & check out our new tasting room!
 

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Food+Wine: Easter Feast 2015 & wines to go with!

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L'Adage 2011 Saint-Emilion (FR) ~ Reg $23.99 | INSIDER $22.99 | Mixed Case $19.19 ~ This Right Bank Bordeax blend (Merlot/Cab Franc) has aromas of truffles, toasted bread & blackberries with rich baked fruit, cassis & chocolate on the palate. Unbelievable for the price! Limited supply until the next vintage comes in.

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Señorio del Fenojal 2011 Rioja Crianza (SP) ~ Reg $15.99 | INSIDER $11.99 | Mixed Case $9.59 ~ Aged 18 months in French & American oak, this bright Rioja has flavors of blackberry, cherry with smoky tannins. Killer price.
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Wish Wine Company 2011 Zinfandel (CA) ~ Reg $16.99 | INSIDER $15.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 ~ Red plum, blackberry and blueberry flavors with a soft juicy texture, intricate details and moderate length. Very approachable, food friendly and not the typical fruit bomb Zin from California.

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Graham Beck 2010 The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa) ~ Reg $19.99 | Mixed Case $15.99 ~ Complex black berry fruit, dark chocolate and plums with rich, juicy fruit and firm tannins. Great with roast meat dishes, barbecues, venison or mushroom risottos. Ratings Key>

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Jean d'Alibert 2012 Languedoc Rouge (FR) ~ Reg $13.99 | INSIDER $12.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 ~ A great wine to share for Easter!  Bright ruby hue with strawberry & herbal fragrances.  A silky smooth full mouth-feel with flavors of ripe red berry fruits leads to a lingering finish with notes of spice. Syrah/Grenache blend.

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Owen Roe 2009 Yakima Red (WA) ~ Reg $47.99 | Mixed Case $38.39 ~ Aromas of plum, blueberry & violet turn to flavors of dark chocolate, brown sugar & violets. Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Crazy good wine! ...Who's Jens?

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