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HOLIDAY BUBBLEBATH XXII
Menu Announced!
17 seats left for our annual Fête du Champagne
This year is going to be special because you all are going to live and drink vicariously from my five night visit to Champagne back in May. Translation, all eight of the bubbles will be from various houses that were visited!

Five vintage offerings including our exclusive Portland unveiling of the 2012 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage.


Monday December 9, 2019 6:30 PM
Altabira City Tavern at Hotel Eastlund
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97212

$110.00 PER PERSON
Reservations are now being accepted. 55 seats and 55 only. Email or call early because given the mighty lineup, it will sell out.


Not only is Champagne a Celebratory Tipple, it pairs exceptionally well with food. The team at Altabira will be preparing a menu to pair with this exquisite range of four flights.



The 22nd Bubblebath Lineup

  • Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve
  • Savart Extra Brut 'Accompli'
Mushroom Gnudi with Brown Butter, Sage, Ricotta & Oregon Truffle



  • 2011 Diebolt-Vallois Brut Blanc de Blancs
  • Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs 'Cuvee Reserve'
Roasted Monk Fish with Champagne-Onion & Purple Barley Porridge, Buddha Hand, Lobster Cream & Ash Salt



  • 2012 Gosset Grande Millesime Brut
  • 2013 Hebrart Brut ‘Rive Gauche-Rive Droite’
Miso Glazed Lan Roc Farms Coppa with Charred Eggplant Puree, Nuts & Seeds, Yuzu Scented Pork Jus



  • 2012 Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
  • 2014 Vilmart Grand Cellier D’Or Bruts
Savory Blue Cheese Cake with Walnut Crust, Honeycomb and Langres






SEATING IS LIMITED – SECURE YOUR SPACE TODAY

The BubbleBath is always our most popular tasting. As mentioned in previous years, we have actually heard of divorce threats from Champagne-loving spouses if they are unable to obtain a seat. Seating is limited to 55 and they will go quickly! Call 503-221-7435 or email [email protected] (or click the link below) to reserve. A credit card is needed to secure your reservation. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the event when we have to guarantee a total.








FRIDAY SIPS
Masi Amarone & More with Special Guest Todd 'Pancetta' Bacon
Today Friday December 6 from 3:30 - 6:30
One of the great wine families of Italy, the Boscainis are true ambassadors of the Veneto. They acquired their first vineyards in the 18th century and those sites have remained in the family for six generations. When we think of the great producers of the world, we always try to quantify their achievements so that we can best understand their vision. This concept is not that simple with the Boscaini family because they are truly rooted in tradition, but are continually pushing the envelope to better this great region.


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2015 MASI CAMPOFIORIN
VENETO RIPASSO ROSSO
SPECIAL - $13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

In order to move boxes and make numbers, this iconic wine is on a RIDICULOUS special!! Campofiorin mirrors the passion that the Boscaini family of Masi have for this region with aromas of forest, iris and wild red berries that speak of the Veneto and perfectly intermingle with the decadent richness, lush dark chocolate, espresso bean and exotic spice that comes from the ripasso method. Ripasso is the unique wine-making practice of Valpolicella, in which wine made during the recent vintage is reserved, then placed atop the dried grapes in the vats just used for Amarone and allowed to ferment further in contact with those skins, thus acquiring additional body, extract and flavor. The Boscaini Family pretty much perfected the Ripasso technique, which they call "double fermentation" because they do not use the pommace or the leftovers of the Amarone, they actually use grapes that are specifically dried for this wine. Quite an expensive habit especially when the wine sells for this price but it only adds to the integrity of their name and the quality of their wine.

While the Boscaini family doesn't label it as such, it can legally be termed as Valpolicella Ripasso and it definitely isn't your is not your grandpa’s light and fruity, 3-in-the-afternoon version, this is serious business! The 2015 vintage adds an extra level of exotic aromatics and plushness that we have yet to see in this red, lots of alluring spice and plenty of chutzpa. Full of flavor but completely dry with great balance and finesse from the high-toned fruit makes this an extremely food friendly and complex bottle of red wine. Enjoy with braised and hearty meat dishes, burgers, nutty cheeses & anything with stewed or roasted veggies.



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2014 MASI BROLO CAMPOFIORIN VENETO RIPASSO ROSSO
[reg. $32.99]
SPECIAL - $19.99 BTL./$119.94 - SIX PK

Since the inception of The Cellar Door, many of you have shared our passion for the wines of Masi. Dinners and tastings with Raffaele Boscaini have proved very popular and these wines are super-killers and influential benchmarks of the Veneto region and Amarone. Brolo di Campofiorin takes on the Ripasso concept of the great Campofiorin and expounds on it even further.

Almost attacking like a polished, elegant Amarone, this super-Veneto red unveils broad scents of plum pit, dark Valrhona chocolate, chartreuse-like herbs, cracked pepper and nutmeg that carry over into a layered, refined texture that is full and assertive, yet maintaining what we call 'Masi handsomeness'. Drawn-out and very long, this is a super steal at $20 and these six packs won't be available for long. If you love Masi as we do, e-mail us immediately! Drink through 2025.



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2017 MASI 'MASIANCO'
PINOT GRIGIO/VERDUCCO
[reg. $17.99]
SPECIAL - $10.99 BTL./$131.88 CASE

Masianco is quite a unique blend of two native grape varieties creating a clean and fresh modern wine that is rich in Venetian personality and intensity. This special blend and technique for the Verduzzo brings richness and complexity to the mix. Intense, incredibly forward aromas of mandarin orange, candied pear, acacia flower and a brisk minerality that ties it all together on the back end and makes you want to drink glass after glass. An ideal aperitif as it pairs perfectly with and array of hors d'oeuvres, simple grilled white fish and grilled pork or poultry.



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2014 MASI AMARONE 'COSTASERA'
$49.99 BTL./$299.94 - SIX PK

The ascent to the summit continues because of all of the grandness for this Friday’s tasting, it is the Amarone wines where we reach the apex.

To be blunt, given their roster of five versions, Masi is one of the most profound of all Amarone producers. The 2014 Masi Amarone is a bottle liquid thunder! An absolute killer, it is full-on, oozing with dried blackberry, tar, almond, raisin, spice and tealeaf. In the mouth, this is dense, full-throttle, very rich and extremely structured. Finely woven bright tones creep through to add complexity. The finish is very youthful and snuggly wrapped but smooth and not having a hair out of place. The potential for greatness is enormous! Hold on tightly, fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a thrill ride. Drink it through 2029+.






CELLAR DOOR'S WEDNESDAY WINE
Pinot Noir, Chablis


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2017 TERRIERE PINOT NOIR
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

Do not compare this Pinot with Oregon. And don’t compare this with the Cote D’Or near Beaune either because this Pinot from outside of Lyon has a distinct personality all its own.

Generous cherry scents present along with a distinct black licorice, tealeaf, graham and peppercorn. Straight-on aromas and flavors make this a perfect ‘vin de soif’ that has depth and prominent spice. Drink over the next 3-4 years with roasted duck, turkey, terrines, pâtés, or subtle yet creamy cheeses.



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2017 SERVIN CHABLIS
'LES PARGUES' $23.99 BTL./$287.88 CASE

The vineyard of Les Pargues was once Premier Cru but local politics after World War II kept it from restoration to its former status. If you were to obtain a map of Chablis, you would see that Les Pargues is the third in a series of south-facing hillsides and runs parallel to the Premiers Crus of Vaillons and Montmains and is a terrific over achiever indeed.

Utterly classic Chablis that is aged solely in steel tanks and made by one of this region’s hidden gem producers. Lime, granny smith apple, prominent flint and briny character shine from the glass. In the mouth, it is racy, classic, very nervy and showing a calmness followed by plenty of voltage on the pert, long finish. Drink over the next 4-5 years. This is a steal for the price and almost performs on a Premier Cru level.





FRIDAY SIPS

Pancetta Sings Christmas Carols & Pours Masi Wines

Wednesday December 6 from 3:30 – 6:30
(note later start time)

Come and join us this Friday to taste a lineup of wines from the impeccable and iconic Amarone producer, Masi. Our friend Todd Bacon will be on hand to pour and discuss the selections below. We will spare you the Christmas Caroling because with this crowd, we wouldn’t want the police to show up ;-)

FEATURED MASI WINES:

2015 Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese
2014 Masi Brolo Campofiorin ‘Oro’ Rosso del Veronese
2013 Masi Amarone ‘Costasera’
2017 Masi ‘Masianco’ Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo







NEED WINE GIFTS??
WE MAKE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EASY
Our gift program is second to none!
We have lots of great wine stashed around here in all price ranges
and can mix and wrap gift packs in case form, six pack, pretty much any number you wish.
Let us make some great recommendations!
- For local gifts, we offer gift wrap and can have wine couriered.
- We ship within the reciprocal states in the lower 48, Alaska and Hawai'i must go by Air (No International)- PLEASE INQUIRE



LAST DATES FOR GROUND SHIPPING PACKAGES TO ARRIVE BY X-MAS
December 13 to the East Coast/South/Mid-Atlantic
December 17 to the Midwest
December 18 to California & Mountain Time Zone
December 20 to Oregon & Washington
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All other shipments after these dates
will have to go via air to arrive by X-mas and it is way more expensive
(TRIPLE THE COST OF GROUND)







THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'ALCOHOLIDAYS KICKOFF' HOTSHEET
French Pinot Noir & Chardonnay


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2018 CHATEAU DE LA TOUR-PENET
MACON-PERONNE
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

Situated 18 kilometers north of the city of Macon, this terrific discovery from the village of Peronne kills it with its excellent price. A seventeenth century Chateau and property that once belonged to the poet/politician Lamartine in the 19th century, its current gérants are the Ferret family who make only one wine from these energetic limestone soils.

Unoaked Chardonnay in its most natural and defined state, it possesses Intense yet tender aromas of lemon, freshly cut crisp yellow apple, white peach with a minerally undertow allowing the wine to let you know where it is from. The sun shines here so the fruit is present, but there is virtual diamond-like precision and finesse that shimmers in the mouth. Firm and vibrant on the finish with fleshy, crunchy texture and depth of flavor that hangs around nicely. Enjoy it with very simple fish dishes, salads or lighter cheeses.



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2017 CHATEAU DE LA TERRIERE
BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR
$17.99 BTL./$215.88 CASE

Known for their delicious Beaujolais wines, Chateau de la Terriere also produces a small amount of Pinot Noir from an area known as the Pierres Dorees. This southern area near Lyon is famed for its golden stone houses as well as its granitic soils. For some reason Pinot Noir performs very well in this spot even if there isn’t much planted. This particular wine comes from a parcel that has vines that average 50 years in age that have not only granite but limestone and clay for depth and energy.

Do not compare this with Oregon. Do not compare this with the Cote D’Or near Beaune, this has a distinct Pinot personality all its own. Generous cherry scents present along with a distinct black licorice, tealeaf, graham and peppercorn. Straight-on aromas and flavors make this a perfect ‘vin de soif’ that has depth and prominent spice. Drink over the next 3-4 years with roasted duck, turkey, terrines, pâtés, or subtle yet creamy cheeses.




FRIDAY SIPS

Pancetta Sings Christmas Carols & Pours Masi Wines

Wednesday December 6 from 3:30 – 6:30
(note later start time)

Come and join us this Friday to taste a lineup of wines from the impeccable and iconic Amarone producer, Masi. Our friend Todd Bacon will be on hand to pour and discuss the selections below. We will spare you the Christmas Caroling because with this crowd, we wouldn’t want the police to show up ;-)

FEATURED MASI WINES:

2015 Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese
2014 Masi Brolo Campofiorin ‘Oro’ Rosso del Veronese
2013 Masi Amarone ‘Costasera’
2017 Masi ‘Masianco’ Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo