It's always nice when someone in California wine country sits up and takes notice of a Colorado wine. Such was the case with Bookcliff Vineyards Merlot, which was recently reviewed by a ContraCostaTimes.com reporter. In the publication's Cork Heads blog, Jessica Yadegaran wrote some flattering words for Bookcliff.
Under the headline, "Colorado Wine Rockies My World," Yadegaran wrote:
"Oh hush up. I know it’s a bad pun, but I live for them. And I’m ancy. I’m going home in less than an hour to light my menorah and make curried sweet potato latkes that I will wash down with the nectar of the mountain gods - a Merlot from Colorado."
"I received the 2002 BookCliff Vineyards Merlot as a gift a few years ago and just got around to opening it last night, letting it breathe for half an hour and enjoying it with some curried Israeli cous cous and sweet potato soup."
"What a Merlot — Smooth, surprisingly crisp and light in body with all the classic aromas and flavors of plum, tobacco and soft cherries. This is a small production wine from the Grand Valley — the winery made less than 250 cases of the current 2004 vintage."
You can read the rest of the review here.