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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
May Program  

Balboa Winery, Walla Walla

  • Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Time: Social wine pours at 7:15; Program begins at 7:30pm.
  • Location: EB Hamilton Hall
  • Presenter: TBA
  • Website:
  • Cost: $30 members; $35 Guests ($3 additional charge without a reservation.)
  • Bring: Two wine glasses each person
  • Reservations: Reserve by Saturday, June 7th to get the reservation discount.
    Call Katherine or Steve Shelton at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail sheltonsandk @ gmail . com
  • Printable Information: June Announcement
The Wines

2013 Estate Roussanne ("White Myth") (100%); Retail $30

2010 Estate Syrah (100%); Retail $34; 90 Points- Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

2011 Estate Syrah (100%); Retail $34; 90 Points- Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (100%); Retail $34

2011 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (100%); Retail $34

2011 Estate Malbec (100%): Retail $34

The Program

Our season concludes with the highly awarded wines of Balboa Winery, makers of premium, hand crafted wines from the revered "cobblestones" region of the Walla Walla Valley. Balboa's Eidolon Vineyard, with a little higher elevation in this celebrated region, has a profile similar to Southern France's Chateauneuf-du-Pape district. Combine this exceptional terroir with the renowned skills of owner/winemaker Tom Glase and vineyard manager Tom Waliser (Wine Grower of the Year 2008) and you have wines of rich, concentrated flavors. Their awards are many and the wine rankings are superlative.

Since I'm sure you'll enjoy the tasting do your friends a favor and invite them too!

Join us for the "Welcome Wine" at 7:15 PM with the Program to begin at 7:30 PM. Bring 2 (two) wine glasses for comparative tasting, and that friend we talked about to share the evening with you.

The Master Chefs of the Northwest Culinary Institute 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, June 7, 2014. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 7th ($33 and $38 at the door).