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Terlato Wines Launches Klipsun Brand Ultra-Luxury Cabernet from Red Mountain


LAKE BLUFF, IL (September 4, 2019) – Established in 1938, fourth generation family owned and operated Terlato Wines is pleased to announced the launch of their new luxury Cabernet from Klipsun Vineyard in Washington state’s famed Red Mountain appellation. 

In 2016, the Terlato family purchased the renowned Klipsun Vineyard. Originally planted in 1984, Klipsun Vineyards is widely known for its powerful and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. From its inception, grapes from Klipsun Vineyard have been purchased by an elite group of Washington wineries including Quilceda Creek, Seven Hills, Col Solare, Betz Family and others. This month the Terlato’s released the inaugural vintage (2016) of Klipsun Vineyard Cabernet, under the newly created Klipsun brand.

As with many of the great Cabernets coming from Red Mountain, Klipsun Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and concentrated with beautiful fruit characteristics of black cherries and blackberries and a very distinct minerality character alongside carefully managed tannins which are evident but seamless. Consulting Winemaker, Doug Fletcher describes the Klipsun Cabernet as “Kindof like having one foot in Napa and one foot in Bordeaux. The wine shows bright, beautiful fruit and great richness often found inNapa, alongside earthier characteristics typically associated with Bordeaux such as dried herbs, crushed stone and impressive structure. It’s definitely the best of both worlds!”

A storied and respected vineyard such as Klipsun commands an equally respectful package. Artisanal and handcrafted in every way, the packaging features a beautiful hand-dipped wax capsule, individually numbered bottles and a protective anti-counterfeit security seal. Each luxury Bordelaise 1855 glass bottle is hand wrapped in custom tissue paper and placed in an elegant fire-branded wood collectors’ box.

“Klipsun was a very important vineyard acquisition for us. This exceptional vineyard is the source of some of the most coveted fruit in the state and Red Mountain is an area of Washington our family has always admired,” said Bill Terlato, CEO and president of Terlato Wines. We intend on maintaining the legacy of this great property for many generations and are thrilled to be able to produce a limited quantity of outstanding wine from this iconic vineyard.”

Retailing for $150, the 2016 Klipsun Cabernet brand has limited availability of 1,000 six-pack cases.For more information, please visit www.klipsun.com.

About Terlato Wines

Terlato Wines has a portfolio of more than 85 wine brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in restaurants in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations. For more information, please visit www.terlatowines.com.

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  1. What an insult to suggest Washington Cabernet Sauvignon is “one foot in Bordeaux …” We blow Napa and Bordeaux out of the water at a fraction of the price.
    Paul Vandenberg
    Paradisos del Sol


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