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Celebrate outdoors with Clif Climber pouch wine

by Alicia MacLeay
May 29, 2011

Clif Winery's The Climber Pouch.

Fancy a drink to pair with your favorite energy bars on the trail? Husband and wife Clif Bar co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford have produced such varieties as The Climber Sauvignon Blanc, Gary's Improv Zinfandel, and Kit's Killer Cab through their Clif Family Winery for years.

Now you can bring Clif wine into the backcountry without worrying about broken glass in your pack. The 1.5-liter The Climber Pouch is available with either cabernet sauvignon or chardonnay.

The pouch boasts an 80 percent lower carbon footprint and 90 percent less waste than two glass bottles. Plus, it can be resealed to maintain freshness for up to a month.

To help you decide between the two, here's how Clif describes its Climber Pouch wines:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is alive with blackberry jam, plum and black currant flavors. With a lush, soft finish and lots of personality, it's a perfect companion for your favorite foods. ($17)

Our unoaked Chardonnay is filled to the brim with intensely fresh aromas and flavors of grapefruit, melon and crisp apple. The fruit comes through from the palate to a decisive, juicy finish. ($17)

Or you can bring your own vintage with the (ready to be filled) Platypus Platy Preserve.

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