Portalis Wines
Portalis Wines
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Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm to bar close
Friday - Sunday: 11am to bar close
Monday: closed

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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
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Pelassa 2009 San Pancrazio Barbera d'Alba (IT) ~ Reg $25.99 | INSIDER $24.99 | Mixed Case $20.79 ~ Named Decanter’s Wine of the Year 2010, this wine is amazing: generously full-bodied with an intense bouquet, full of dark black berries & vanilla. Concentrated dark ripe fruit on the palate. Perfect for roasted meats, game.
 
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03.16.2014  Winemaking 101 with Ballard's Animale Winery

Going on four years ago, we spent several days with local Ballard winemaker Matt Gubitosa of Animale to document the process of winemaking as it happens in small wineries across the state. With WA Wine Month in full swing, we thought it would be a great tribute to repost this blog & its pictures to revisit what goes into that bottle of juice that we love to enjoy! 

Here's the start of Karli's blog: 
This last Sunday I had the opportunity to meet with Matt Gubitosa, owner and winemaker at Animale Wines, here in Ballard.  Matt produces an impressive variety of red wines: syrah, petit sirah, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon, where he crushes, ferments, presses, ages, bottles and distributes hundreds of bottles of Animale wine all from his home production center in Ballard.  One could say Matt runs the ultimate garage industry.  I met with Matt at his Ballard home and wine production center to discuss wine making.  Matt’s outfit of equipment at Animale provided a perfect scale to see first-hand the processes of producing wine and the stages the grapes go through before they turn into delicious wine.

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Apr 15   Varietals A-Z: Pinot Noir (FR)
Apr 16   Varietals A-Z:
Pinot Noir (OR)
Apr 16   Wednesday: No Corkage!
Apr 17   Varietals A-Z: Pinotage
Apr 19   Saturday: Piedmont
Apr 19   Saturday: Dinner at Portalis
              3-courses | menu changes weekly
Apr 20   Sunday: Closed

Food + Wine

Food+Wine: Classic French: Tarte Flambée! ~ A brief history of tarts at Portalis...

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 Portalis Wine Bar Menu
New: PORK VERDE CHILI with white beans,
white cheddar, radish & cilantro paired wtih
Casto Pequeño 2010 Chamelin Verdejo
 
Portalis Wine Club
Makes a wonderful gift! Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (bugdet) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred)

Artist Wall 

New work by local Ballard artist Nancy Stentz. Stop by for a sip & a look! Show runs thru April 2014.

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Pelassa 2009 San Pancrazio Barbera d'Alba (IT) ~ Reg $25.99 | INSIDER $24.99 | Mixed Case $20.79 ~ Named Decanter’s Wine of the Year 2010, this wine is amazing: generously full-bodied with an intense bouquet, full of dark black berries & vanilla. Concentrated dark ripe fruit on the palate. Perfect for roasted meats, game.
 
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Bodegas y Vinedos Tavera 2009 Cendel (SP)
~ Reg $12.99 | INSIDER $11.99 | Mixed Case $10.39 ~ This blend of Syrah & Tempranillo has aromas of dark berry fruit with a hint of spice woodbox. Full & lush yet still elegant with notes of deep stewed fruit with hints of cinnamon spice, cedar wood & vanilla. Cheers!
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Sono Montenidoli 2009 Il Templare Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Tuscany) ~ Reg $33.99 | INSIDER &29.99 | Mixed Case $27.19 ~ The great white wine of the warrior monks of the middle ages, to be drunk, says the Rule, "as needed to distance the cold." From Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia grapes fermented in old barriques, in which it ages for 12 months.

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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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La Croix Dillanges 2010 Saint-Julien
(FR) ~ Reg $40.99 | INSIDER $38.99 | Mixed Case $32.79 ~ La Croix Dillanges is a cuvée produced by Château du Glana, an estate established in 1999. The modern facility ensures the highest quality possible while using traditional methods. This elegant blend of Cab Sauvignon, Merlot and small parts Cab Franc has notes of silky plum fruit and well framed tannins. Cheers!  ...Who's Jens?

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