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Columbia Willamette Enological Society
June Program  

Cor Cellars

  • Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • Time: Social wine pours at 7:10; Program begins at 7:25pm.
  • 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 6th to get the reservation discount.
    Call Ray Maddix at: (360) 944-2051 or E-Mail Maddix @ comcast . net
  • Printable Information: June Announcement
The Wines

2011 Cabernet Franc - A lighter bodied wine, full of ripe raspberry, violets and ground coffee.

2012 Malbec - Dark, brooding and intense, this Malbec is the proverbial tall, dark and handsome stranger. Black raspberry, plum and chocolate, with hints of truffle, assis, and tobacco.

2012 Old HWY - This wine is a blend from two favorite vineyard blocks. McKinley Springs and Alder Ridge. Dense black fruit, aromas of blackberry, cassis, sagebrush, violets and most earth.

2014 Alba Cor - Refreshingly different, this wine is made with a nod to the Alsation wines of northern France. Gewurztraminer adds spicy honeysuckle and floral spring aromas, while Pinot Gris contributes vibrant pear and melon, refreshing acidity and structure. Co-fermented in a concrete tank.

2014 Rosae - Rose' of Cabernet Franc. These grapes were grown specifically for rose' production. After harvest the fruit is crushed and cold soaked for 18 hours before being pressed off, settled and fermented in stainless steel.

The Program

After spending one harvest in Tuscany and returning to collage Luke Bradford studied Latin and this quote jumped out to him:"VINUM BONUM LAETIFICAT COR HUMANUM"

"Good wine pleases the Human Heart"

COR is also the root word for all the Latin and Romance words for heart and body. What better name for his winery. Located in Lyle, Washington Cor began operations in 2005 and has been producing great wines ever since. In 2013 Cor was named "Winery of the Year" by the Seattle PI. We will get to sample some of the fruits of Luke's efforts at our June tasting.

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, June 6, 2015. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for guests, if made before Saturday the 6th ($33 and $38 at the door).