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2017 Klipsun, "Klipsun Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

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Merchant's Picks
96

“Our Top Five of 2020 • #4”

Red Mountain Red Takes #4 In 2020

By David Gettenberg

In only its second release, Klipsun is turning heads.

"I'm keeping my eye on this producer.  I'm impressed."  Wine Advocate's Anthony Mueller

So are we.

Klipsun Vineyard has earned a reputation as one of Washington's "First Growth" vineyards.  Named among the "25 Great Vineyards Of The World," Klipsun fruit has been purchased over the years by several premier producers earning multiple 100 point scores with Klipsun fruit.

Now making their namesake wine, Klipsun is a hand-crafted red from vine to bottle (each bottle is hand-numbered and bears an impressive, hefty wax seal around the cork).

Aromas of dark roasted espresso bean, toasted oak, dried tobacco and dusty black fruit tones of cassis, currant and blackberries covered in dark cocoa powder.  Full-bodied, generous in complexity and still tight in the mouth, the wine unpacks layers of cedar and vanilla tones with dusty purple flowers and bitter dark chocolate across the mid-palate, giving way to fine-grained tannins."  Wine Advocate

Three key elements struck us about this wine:  1) it is silky smooth and very approachable; 2) exotic notes of mocha, cocoa powder, and vanilla bean run wild in the glass; and 3) fine, dusty, sweet tannins counterbalance the opulent fruit making this wine a pleasure to enjoy. 

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) with the balance Merlot, Syrah and Malbec, the 2017 Klipsun needs to be among your Cabernet collection. 

Enjoy now and over the next 10 years. 

Extremely limited. 

 

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Press & Tasting Notes
94+

“I’m keeping my eye on this producer. I’m impressed.”

Wine Advocate • 94+ / 100

"The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 8% Syrah, which immediately emanates with aromas of dark roasted espresso bean, toasted oak, dried tobacco and dusty black fruit tones of cassis, currant and blackberries covered in dark cocoa powder.  Full-bodied, generous in complexity and still tight in the mouth, the wine unpacks layers of cedar and vanilla tones with dusty purple flowers and bitter dark chocolate across the mid-palate, giving way to fine-grained tannins that will loosen with time.”

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More Information
  • Producer: Klipsun
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Subregion: Others
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W7497