Friday, April 18, 2014

Impressive!

Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2014 Governor's Cup Colorado Winemaking Competition! What a perfect event to showcase the best wines of Colorado. Warren Winiarski happened to be one of the judges this year and was pleased with the varietals brought to the table. “I was truly impressed with the quality and direction of Colorado’s wine producers. The industry has come a long way since I made wine here 46 years ago! Quite a number of the wines I tasted were beyond expressing merely the region but had the character of classics.” said Warren Winiarski, 73' Cabernet Sauvignon winner of the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting. BookCliff Vineyards won Gold medals for Malbec, Petit Verdot and Friday's Folly White. Every year, a Governor's Cup Case is assembled. This year, our own Malbec and Friday's Folly White were chosen as part of the 2014 collection. Again, congratulations to everyone who entered and we hope to try your wines soon! Great job and happy winemaking Colorado!! Cheers!

Click here to view the entire list of wine awards. 

Quote cited: Colorado Winemaking Governor's Cup Competition

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2012 Cabernet Franc Release


We've kept you waiting long enough! After a long, fun day of bottling with our staff and volunteers, Cabernet Franc 2012 is ready to be tasted and purchased! This varietal is one of the major grapes grown worldwide, and grows especially well in Colorado. It has been known to be a great competitor in wine judging events and as a Reserve label in Colorado wineries. Our 2012 exhibits nice raspberry, cherry and mocha notes on the nose. It also has some nice acidity on the palate to complement the dark fruit and smooth tannins. Barrel aged for 18 months in French Oak, this wine's many layers is sure to please your senses! Cheers!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Time to Tour the Wine Cellar!

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”
― Joan Collins


We have some great Bookcliff Vineyards library wines in our cellar we want to share with you. Some of you have tasted our library wines during our spring dinners. This is an opportunity for you to taste and purchase.
We will offer three wines to taste and purchase; the supply is limited.  The tasting is free to Bookcliff Select club members. 

2008 Merlot and 2008 Tempranillo are two of the three  library wines being offered. Our Merlot won an award at the AWS Governor's Colorado Wine Competition and the Tempranillo won an award at the Colorado Mountain Wine Fest. Come hang out with us on April 20th and find out what our 3rd library wine will be!

Cheers!
Date: Sunday April, 20th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: Free to club members, $12.00 otherwise

Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, #17, Boulder, CO 80304





Picture from http://www.genesismoss.com/blog/collection-wine-humor/

Thursday, March 27, 2014

No Rest for the Winemakers!



Winemakers really have no downtime in their industry. Harvest is the most exciting time of the year when all the fruit arrives! After harvest, winemakers are continuously monitoring the health of the wine, bottling new releases and bringing in new barrels for future vintages! Our Winemaker, John, is down in Palisade walking through BookCliff’s vineyards, making sure the vines are producing quality fruit for harvest 2014. Walking the vineyards early in the year and checking the vines will help John make better estimates on fruit yields for the coming months. Justin, our Assistant Winemaker, is busy washing new barrels, pumping wine into barrels and monitoring its health in the cellar! Everything our guys are doing right now are critical steps to ensure we bring in the right amount of fruit during September and October and have enough tank and barrel space for all products. Stop by the tasting room either Thursday or Friday to check out the action! Cheers!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Events at BookCliff Vineyards


Spring is here and BookCliff Vineyards is looking forward to the Boulder and Longmont Farmers' Markets beginning the first Saturday in April! You will see us at the Markets; stop by and say hi! We also have a Spring dinner coming up on April 4th with Kelly Whitaker from Basta! Reservations can be made at BookCliff Vineyards. Kelly serves amazing wood fired dishes, finishing off with a delicious campfire ice cream dessert! All of us at the winery just finished bottling our new Folly White and 2013 Viognier. Stop by the tasting room in Boulder for a tasting! Happy Spring everyone!
Cheers!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Be a Winemaker for a Day!


BookCliff Vineyards, a Boulder Winery in Colorado, is hosting a blending class on Sunday, March 14th, 2014 for BookCliff Select Club Members! We are excited to introduce the techniques and art of blending wine! Our varietals will include Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. You may be familiar with these, as they are part of the beautiful Bordeaux style blend. Members will be able to create a custom wine based on their own taste, smell, and color liking. Each varietal will bring forth different characteristics and since everyone has a different palate, this will allow guests to really focus on their favorite style of wine. We are anxious to see what our members come up with! For more information on joining our wine club, please visit http://bookcliffvineyards.com/our-wineclub/.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dinner with Local Chefs at BookCliff Vineyards

BookCliff Vineyards' next dinner is coming up! On 03/13/2014, Eric Skokan with Black Cat Farm Table Bistro will whip up some savory dishes and pair them with beautiful wines made at BookCliff Vineyards Winery. One of my favorite dishes was the smoked lamb with figs, black pepper and polenta, paired with BookCliff's full bodied and fruit forward Syrah. I know we have had a lot of guests wanting to attend a dinner with Eric and due to some previous changes in our Chef lineup, he will be with us next week! Click on our events page for more information and registration. We hope to see you at the winery!
Cheers!