Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Medal Winners

We recently submitted two of our wines to the "Finger Lakes International Wine Competition" and both of them won medals! We are very excited to share the news that our 2008 Riesling took home a bronze and our 2006 Cabernet Franc Reserve brought home a gold medal. This competition had more than 2500 wines submitted from all over the world. 100% of proceeds from this competition went to Camp Good Days and Special Times, which is a non-profit camp for children and adults battling cancer and HIV. A great event for a great cause.

Of course if you haven't tried our award winning Colorado wines, come visit us at our Boulder tasting room. We are open Fri., Sat. and Sun. 1-6pm and located at 1501 Lee Hill Rd. #17, Boulder, CO 80304.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lucky 20!!

Yes, we have a brand new wine that was just bottled. We spent most of the day yesterday bottling our newest blend called Lucky 20. This slightly sweet white-blend, will be released in the next few weeks just in time to help cool off this summer. The blend is about one third each of Muscat Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier which gives it a nice crisp body with a hint of sweet fruitiness. We did just over 300 cases of it and it will be released shortly in our tasting room and at the Boulder Farmer's Market (did I mention that the market opened a couple weeks ago?). So keep an eye out for it and stay up to date by receiving our monthly newsletter, sign up on the right side of the page.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2009 Barrel Tasting

Please join us for the annual BookCliff Vineyards Barrel Tasting Dinner. This will be a sit-down dinner at the winery and each course will be paired with wine that is still in the barrel. Eric Skokan, head chef at The Black Cat restaurant in Boulder, will prepare a delicious meal while you sample wines from the great 2008 vintage.

Tuna sashimi, house cured salmon, bruschetta with caprini & arugula
-Paired with 2008 Lucky 20

Roasted diver scallop with Asian greens, sesame, citrus -Paired with 2008 Viognier

Saute of Arctic char with toasted hazelnuts, raisins poached in Cabernet Franc
-Paired with 2008 Cabernet Franc

Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with creamy polenta, figs, bay laurel
-Paired with 2007 Cabernet Franc

Roasted beef strip loin with a sauce of exotic spices & cocoa
-Paired with 2008 Merlot

Roaring 40's blue cheese with apricots poached in red wine
-Paired with 2008 Tempranillo

Spiced pear cake with caramel sauce and ginger
-Paired with 2008 Late Harvest Muscat Blanc
When: Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2 at 6:00 pm
Where: BookCliff Vineyards winery/tasting room at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, 80305
Cost: $55

Please call (303) 499-7301 to make reservations for this event.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2008 Chardonnay Deconstructed Dinner

At this dinner you will get to compare unoaked vs. oaked 2008 Chardonnay. Try samples from three different and distinct barrels as well as the final version which is a blend of all the types. This will be a sit-down dinner at The Black Cat restaurant in Boulder, with food prepared by head chef Eric Skokan. In addition to the Chardonnay you will get a chance to taste a couple of the outstanding wines from the 2008 vintage and the never before tasted Black Cat House red blend, only available at The Black Cat. Please RSVP with the Black Cat (303) 444-5500.

Crostini with Colorado cheeses and dried fruits
-Paired with 2008 Viognier

Crisp potato latke with cured brook trout, poached quail egg and peppercress
-Paired with 2008 Chardonnay from three different barrels & unoaked Chardonnay

Roasted diver scallop with smoked bacon risotto, thyme butter
-Paired with 2008 Chardonnay Final Blend

Roasted beef tenderloin with Cabernet Franc sauce, dried figs, celery root gratin
-Paired with 2007 Black Cat Cuvee & 2008 Cabernet Franc

Rustic apple tart with gold raisins poached in spices and Muscat anglaise
-Paired with 2008 Late Harvest Muscat Blanc dessert wine

When: Tuesday April 14th, 6:00 pm
Where: The Black Cat restaurant at 1964 13th St., Boulder
Cost: $55