Columbia Willamette Enological Society
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​Great Wine and Food Events in SW WA & Portland



March 14, 2018
Forgeron Cellars Winery, from Walla Walla. ​​


Come and hear Jeff Peda, Managing Partner of VinCru LLC, and distributor of the wines of Forgeron Cellars. Forgeron was founded by Winemaker Marie-eve Gilla in 2001. Marie was born and raised in Paris, France. She earned her Double Masters in Oenology and Viticulture at the University of Dijon, France (a place where they know something about wine!). Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1991 she became a US Citizen in 2004.
 
With 25 years of experience working side-by-side with the Columbia Valley's best growers Forgeron blends French training with knowledge of Eastern Washington fruit to identify terroir that is best suited for each grape variety.
 
Forgeron has a 15 year history of producing 90+ point reviews on their wines. This speaks to the consistency and quality of their wines.
 
Here is the tentative wine line up for our meeting (it is subject to change).
 
2015 Forgeron Chardonnay, and

2015 Forgeron Facon Blanc, served with Northwest Shrimp Cakes, with Citrus Beurre
 
2013 Forgeron Facon Rouge, and
  
2013 Forgeron Merlot, served with Carmelized Apple and Blue Cheese Smoked Dates
2013 Forgeron Cabernet Sauvignon, served with Lamb in Spanish-Peanut Molé  (Encachuatado) 
 
2013 Anvil Cabernet Sauvignon, served with Tournedos of Beef and Wild Mushroom Demi Glace