Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dry Muscat Blanc

Spring is bottling season at most wineries and it has been a busy season at BookCliff Vineyards. In the past few weeks no less that seven different wines have been bottled and we still have a couple more coming up in the next few months. Some of the highlights include a special Chardonnay for the Black Cat Restaurant, a barrel-aged Black Muscat dessert wine and a dry Muscat Blanc.

You may be familiar with the Muscat Blanc (also called Moscato Bianco, Muscato Canelli...) grape from its other styles from around the globe. In 2008 BookCliff actually made a sweet Late Harvest style Muscat Blanc. You can also find sweet styles of the wine from places like Alsace, France or Asti, Italy, where they produce a lightly sparkling sweet wine from this grape. Not often will you find a dry version of this wine. Now you have the opportunity to try something new! The 2009 BookCliff Muscat Blanc is a dry white that is bursting with floral and tropical fruit aromas and is crisp and fruity on the palate. This is a wonderful summer wine that will be perfect for any picnic or BBQ. If you are a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, I think you will find some similar characteristics in this wine that you will love. So we encourage you to come on out to the tasting room to give our new wines a try!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2010 Photo Contest

This year the party will be on July 31, 2010. We’ll have live music from the beloved Jubal and food and a slide show on a PC with all the submitted photos. People attending the party can select the photo of their choice. The winning photos will posted on our website. The winners will also be awarded these prizes:

First prize: 12 bottles of Bookcliff wine of your choice.
First runner-up: 6 bottles of Bookcliff wine of your choice.
Second runner-up: 6 bottles of Bookcliff wine of your choice.

Contest Requirements:
Only two photos per entry.
The photos need to show a bottle or bottles of Bookcliff Vineyard’s wine in special places or on special occasions.
Submission deadline is Friday 7/23/2010
The winner will be selected Saturday July 31, 2010.
You do not need to be present to win. Please submit photos to our web site here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mozart with your Merlot

Wine and MusicAn evening with classical music. BookCliff wine (including some new releases!) paired with dinner prepared by Trattoria on Pearl, while you enjoy listening to a chamber string quartet at the BookCliff winery. Get into the summer fun and call for your reservation, as the event sells out quickly. The menu for the evening is as follows:

Duo appetizer platter of bruschetta napoletana and polenta cake topped with wild mushroom confit
-Paired with Lucky Twenty

Organic field greens and arugula salad with roasted almonds, Bosc pears, Gorgonzola cheese and viognier-citrus dressing
-Paired with Viognier 2009 & Muscat Blanc 2009

Filet mignon, baked, wrapped in bacon, served with basil-mashed potatoes, asparagus and black pepper-cognac sauce
-Paired with Cabernet Franc 2008 & Merlot 2008

Chocolate and cherries cake topped with cherry mousse and apricot port glaze
-Paired with Touch of Red

Vegetarian option: Risotto primavera with seasonal vegetables and parmesan cheese.

Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17
Date: Thursday 6/10/10 6:00pm
Reservations: 303 499 7301
Cost: $60.00