Friday, April 30, 2010


BookCliff Vineyards would like to thank and welcome three new stores that now carry our wine.
  • Bottles, 2540 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302, (303) 444 8500
  • Oasis Wine & Spirits, 4530 S. Reservoir Rd., Centennial, CO 80015, (303) 693 6821
  • Summer Valley Discount Liquors, 16981 E. Quincy Ave. #D-6, Aurora, CO 80015, (303) 693 9604
Thanks to all of you supporting Colorado Wine we are trying to expand into more stores and more restaurants in the Front Range and Palisade areas. Check out our web site for a complete list of locations that carry BookCliff wine.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fort Collins Wine Fest

This Friday, we will be participating in Wine Fest XXVIII in Fort Collins. This festival is proudly sponsored by Disabled Resource Services and all proceeds support services for people with disabilities in Larimer County, Colorado. They have successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Disabled Resource Services over the years and are looking forward to a great turnout this year. Over 400 wines, great catered food and this year you'll be able to sample local beer. Don't miss out on the silent auction and the door prizes either. Come out and support this great cause and don't forget to say hi to Mark!
Friday April 23rd, 2010
6:30 - 10:00pm
At the Hilton, Fort Collins

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cabernet Franc, What's That?

That's a good question. Cab Franc, as it is otherwise known, is a totally different grape from Cabernet Sauvignon. It's actually one of the parents of Cab Sauv! A long time ago somebody crossed Cab Franc with Sauvignon Blanc and the result was Cab Sauv. Cab Franc is a fairly thin skinned grape with larger berries so the resulting wine tends to be lighter on tannins which means a very smooth mouth-feel. Don't let that fool you though it is packed with flavors and aromas. Notes of raspberries, black currants, violets and coffee are typical with aromas of herbs and green vegetables sometimes coming through. Cab Franc grows very well in places all over the world, but it's most famous location is in Bordeaux, France where it is often used as a blending wine. The Grand Valley AVA (Palisade) is one of those places where it does well. Many CO wineries are producing a Cab Franc and I think most of them do it pretty well. Our Reserve Cabernet Franc is aged in mostly new French oak barrels for 18 months, which imparts intense smoke and vanilla flavors. It is also a consistent gold medal winner from various competitions around the country. Give Cab Franc a try, I know you'll love it.