Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines
Setting the bar for wine in Seattle




In January, we will reopen the Wine Shop
in a new location: 6754 15th Ave NW
That’s in Ballard on the southeast corner of
15th Ave NW & 70th Street, across from
Brunswick & Hunt & down the
street from The Fat Hen & Delancey.

The Wine Bar will be closing at the end
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Shop Hours:
  Monday: 11am to 6pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am to bar close

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
info@portaliswines.com

 

 


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Bodegas Maset 2011 Mas Viló Priorat (SP) ~ Reg $29.99 | INSIDER $28.99 | Mixed Case $23.19 ~ One of the hidden treasures in our J. Strecker book! This wine is to die for! Bodegas Maset has been making wines for more than 200 years, and this blend of Cariñena & Garnacha from the prestigious region of Priorat is aged 6 months in French oak. The grapes are hand-harvested with ripe blueberry notes & lively tannins. A big & powerful red, it shines best with grilled lamb or beef or a strong blue cheese like Cabrales. ¡Salud!

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10.27.2014  The End of an Era on Ballard Ave

The news is out! The For Lease sign is up! Portalis Wines is nearing the end of our 10-year lease in this spot (12 years on the street!), and we've decided it's the end of an era for us on Ballard Ave. What a run! When we first opened in 2003 (up the street at 5310 Ballard Ave) Ballard Bookcase was across the street next to Ernie's motorcycle & metalworks shop (now Bastille). Ernie had "The Pisser" in the window, a life-size metal figure of a man ready for you to hook up your hose so he could water your lawn as he did his business! Anyone remember? The Wilson Ford building was next to us, empty and dilapidated. Madame K's was still on the block. Ballard Hardware was in its original location, and we could go on!

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Shop + Bar
Events at Portalis
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Dec 16  Tuesday: $5 glass pours all night!
Dec 17  Wednesday: No Corkage! ...1 left
Dec 20  Saturday: Holiday Wines from France
Dec 20  Saturday: Dinner at Portalis
             3-courses | menu changes weekly
Dec 21  Sunday: Jens' Picks for the Holidays
Dec 24  Wine Shop open 11am to 4pm
             ...Wine Bar closed
Dec 25  Closed
Dec 27  Saturday: Bubbles for New Year's
Dec 28  End of an Era Farewell Tasting
             ...closing at 6pm for staff party!
Dec 30  Last day for the Wine Bar
Dec 31  Wine Shop open 11am to 4pm
             ...Wine Bar closed
Jan 01  Closed
 

Food + Wine

Food+Wine: Hail to Chef Tracey & the fine work she's done over the last 7+ years!

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 Portalis Wine Bar Menu
Final Menu includes: BEEF WELLINGTON
with oxtail glacé, potato purée & french
green beans with suggested pairing:
Château Franc Grâce-Dieu
2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru

 
Portalis Wine Club
Makes a wonderful gift! Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (bugdet) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred)

Artist Wall 

New show by returning Ballard artist Lina Raymond. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru end of Dec 2014.

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Bodegas Maset 2011 Mas Viló Priorat (SP) ~ Reg $29.99 | INSIDER $28.99 | Mixed Case $23.19 ~ One of the hidden treasures in our J. Strecker book! This wine is to die for! Bodegas Maset has been making wines for more than 200 years, and this blend of Cariñena & Garnacha from the prestigious region of Priorat is aged 6 months in French oak. The grapes are hand-harvested with ripe blueberry notes & lively tannins. A big & powerful red, it shines best with grilled lamb or beef or a strong blue cheese like Cabrales. ¡Salud!

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Montenidoli 2011 Tradizionale Vernaccia di San Gimignano (IT) ~ Reg $22.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99 ~ Nestled in the picturesque hills of San Gimignano this 24 hectare estate’s first vintage was 1971. Made from 100% Vernaccia, this ancient grape produces crisp, dry whites, superb with fish, vegetables & cheeses. Could hold its own beautifully with a traditional holiday dinner!
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Vinchio-Vaglio Serra 2011 Barbaresco (IT) ~ Reg $33.99 | INSIDER $31.99 | Mixed Case $25.59 ~ Founded in 1959, this cooperative is for the villages of Vinchio & Vaglio Serra. This fruity wine has a tannic long finishing when young, a warm & caressing taste when matured. Goes well with red meat, roast beef & wild game. It is also suitable with matured and spicy 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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Domaine de Frégate 2009 Bandol Rouge
(FR) ~ Reg $31.99 | Mixed Case $25.59 ~ From the Provence region of Bandol, a blend of 65% Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault with aromas of violet, raspberry, mulberry, truffle & undergrowth. A strong, unique wine. Stays balanced & elegant. Serving wild game? This wine would be perfect!  ...Who's Jens?

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