Monday, April 23, 2012

The 2011 Chardonnay is in the Bottle

You may not have noticed, but we were out of Chardonnay for the past two weeks in the tasting room (and at the Farmers Markets in Longmont and Boulder). Now Chardonnay is back. The 2011 Chardonnay is a blend of 240 gallons aged in French oak barrels and 206 gallons in stainless steel. Not too much and not too little oak, just right. For a Chardonnay it has a lot of fruit; this seems to be the trend at BookCliff. It had it's first "flight" during the Taste of Pearl last Sunday and was well received.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Throw Out the Old, Bring in the New

You can join a hip, new tradition by participating in the fourth DrinkLocal conference held in Denver on Saturday the 28th of April. Here is what is in stock for you

  • Three Colorado and regional wine seminars, featuring some of the top names in Colorado and national food and wine.

  • The Colorado Blind Challenge, pairing California and Colorado wine in a blind tasting.

  • The Colorado Twitter Taste-Off, where you can sip, tweet and repeat wine from two dozen of Colorado’s best producers

Oh, there’s lunch, too. (And if you can’t make a day of it, $35 will buy admission to either the seminars and lunch or the Twitter Taste-Off.) is giving away two round-trip Amtrak tickets from Denver to Grand Junction, through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. To enter, all you have to do is visit the Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes button. We’d appreciate it if you click the “Like” button while you’re there, too, but that isn’t necessary. The sweepstakes closes April 26.
See you there and we will see whether you can pick out the BookCliff wines.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Get Ready for Taste of Pearl

The third annual Taste of Pearl is coming up. We are excited to be at Wenger Swiss Army located at 1122 Pearl Street. We will be paired with Riffs Urban Fare a new restaurant across the street and next to the Boulder Bookstore. On Sunday April 22nd you can stroll the Pearl Street Mall from 2:00pm to 6:00pm and visit 15 stores where you can enjoy marvelous food from local restaurants and enjoy Colorado wine to go with it. We always enjoy seeing familiar faces, so come and stop by and say hello. For ticket information visit:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wine Dinner with Hunter Pritchett from Luca

Our next dinner is with Hunter Prichett from Luca. Last week we visited the kitchen and the restaurant and tasted our wines with Hunter. We decided to stay for dinner after we read the menu to taste the Striped Bass “En Saor” and the Tasting of Rabbit. We had to try some appetizers and chose Grilled Baby Octopus and Spanish Mackerel Crudo. The staff selected some wonderful wine pairings to go with our dishes.

See the menu for the dinner on Thursday 4/12/12. Hunter chose the dishes and the pairing. I think you will be impressed with the menu.

1st:Spring pea zuppa, buttermilk vinaigrette, housemade proscuitto, young vegetables - Lucky Twenty
: Lardo roasted carrots, ricotta salata, buckwheat, shiso leaf - Cabernet Franc
: Fresh tagliatelle, braised octopus, n'duja, popcorn, tomato sugo - Tempranillo
: 45 day dry aged NY strip, charred onion fonduta, bone marrow panzanella, crispy beef tendon - Ensemble
: Sformato of young fennel, roasted lady apples, pinenut granola - Riesling


Date: April 12th, 2012 – Hunter Pritchett with Luca
Time: 6:00pmCost: $65.00/dinner
Location: BookCliff Vineyards winery and tasting room, 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Reservations: [Click Here for Reservations]