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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
December Program  

Natalie's Estate Winery

  • Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • Time: Social wine pours at 7:10; Program begins at 7:25pm.
  • Location: EB Hamilton Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
  • Website: www.nataliesestatewinery.com
  • Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
  • Bring: Two wine glasses each person
  • Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, January 10th to get the reservation discount.
    Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail Maddix @ comcast . net
  • Printable Information: January Announcement
The Wines

2012 Natalie's Estate Columbia Valley Viognier- A beautiful golden color and lush tropical fruits in the mouth with a hint of minerality and spice on the finish. Retail $23/bottle, Club price $19.55/bottle.

2013 Natalie's Estate Columbia Valley Tempranillo- Vibrant raspberry with hints of herbes de Provence on the mid palate cascading into crisp tannins on the finish. Retail $24/bottle, Club price $20.40/bottle.

2012 Natalie's Estate Columbia Valley Sangiovese - Smokey black fruit with hints of leather on the nose. A huge mouthful of black cherries with tight and gripping tannins on a long, lingering finish. Retail $28/bottle, Club price $23.80/bottle.

2012 Natalie's Estate The Pines Vineyard Merlot - Dark cherry and peppercorn on the nose. Elegant structure that hints of black cherry and spice on the palate lingering through a long finish. Retail $28/bottle, Club price $23.80/bottle.

2012 Natalie's Estate Hillside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - Dark fruits and spice on the nose leading to touches of herb and currants on a lingering finish. Retail $33/bottle, Club price $28.05/bottle.

2011 Natalie's Estate Columbia Valley Meritage - Rich black cherry with hints of toast and spice in the nose. Concentrated flavors of dark fruit leading into minerality in the mid-palate with a finish that showcases the elegance of the vintage. Seductive. Long and intriguing. Retail $47/bottle, Club price $39.95/bottle.

The Program

Natalie's Estate is nestled in the quiet foothills of the Chehalem Mountain AVA in Oregon's Willamette Valley wine growing region. This family run operation was founded in 1999 with the first commercial single vineyard wines released in 2000.

The people at Natalie's are committed to excellence and dedicated to handcrafting small quantities of premium wines that combine excellent viticulture with traditional European winemaking techniques. By selecting the finest grapes from outstanding vineyards in the Columbia, Yakima, and Willamette Valley appellations, they create rich, powerful and balanced wines with intense varietal character. These wines are produced in small quantities, between 50 and 200 cases depending on the crop yields.

The Natalie's Estate certainly sounds like our kind of people. Come and join us in tasting these wonderful wines.

Since I'm sure you'll enjoy the tasting do your friends a favor and invite them to come with you.

Join us for the "Welcome Wine" at 7:10 PM with the Program to begin at 7:25 PM. Bring 2 (two) wine glasses for comparative tasting, and that friend we talked about to share the evening with you

Chef JD Thomas and his associates will be matching these fantastic wines with some intriguing food bites specifically paired to match their best qualities.

Make your reservations early as seating is expected to fill up quickly.

Let us know how many reservations you want to make. Please let us know by Saturday, January 10, 2015. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 10th ($33 and $38 at the door).

Note - if you reserve and then must cancel, please call or email because we are charged for all reservations.