Accolades

Home of the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Sweepstakes Award for BEST RED WINE!

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has become the largest Competition of American Wines in the World! We are so proud and ecstatic over our huge win and tie for the Best Red Wine in the over 5050 wines entered! Judge Bob Foster said "I was one of the wine judges for the Chronicle Wine Competition. That Cab was amazing. GREAT JUICE! (Reminds me of the 68 BV Private Reserve-and I know no higher compliment than that!)"



Wine Enthusiast 2017

Seven of our Reds Received Scores in the 90's!

92 Points - 2014 Syrah, Lock Vineyard
92 Points - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lock Vineyard
92 Points - 2014 Zinfandel
91 Points - 2014 Improv
90 Points - 2014 Ensemble
90 Points - 2014 Petite Sirah, New Release!
90 Points - 2014 Rendition

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2017 Wine Competition

We're ecstatic that once again all wines entered received medals!

Double Gold - 2014 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Double Gold - 2014 Écluse Zinfandel
Double Gold - 2014 Écluse Petite Sirah
Gold Medal - 2014 Écluse Improv
Gold Medal - 2014 Écluse Ensemble
Gold Medal - 2014 Écluse Rendition
Gold Medal - 2014 Écluse Insider
Silver Medal - 2014 Écluse Syrah
 

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2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition

This is only the second year we entered our wine into the San Francisco International Wine Compeition and we are thrilled to announce that the only wine entered, our 2013 Ensemble, received a Double Gold!

Double Gold - 2013 Écluse Ensemble

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Wine Enthusiast 2016

Five Wines Received 90+ Points!

94 Points - 2013 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
93 Points - 2013 Écluse Improv
92 Points - 2013 Écluse Ensemble
92 Points - 2013 Écluse Rendition
90 Points, Cellar Selection - 2013 Écluse Petite Sirah

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2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition

This was the first year that we entered the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and we're ecstatic that we were awarded two Gold Medals, along with the Best Red Rhone Blend Award!

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Affairs of the Vine - 10th Annual Cab Shootout

Both wines entered received medals!

Gold Medal & Winner of the Blind Tasting! - 2013 Écluse Ensemble
Gold Medal - 2013 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2016 Wine Competition

We're thrilled that once again all wines entered received medals!

Best of Class - 2013 Écluse Ensemble
Double Gold - 2013 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Double Gold - 2013 Écluse Zinfandel
Double Gold - 2013 Écluse Rendition
Gold Medal - 2013 Écluse Improv
Gold Medal - 2013 Écluse Grenache
Silver Medal - 2013 Écluse Petite Sirah
Silver Medal - 2014 Écluse Prelude
 

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Paso Robles and Neighbors: New Releases - Vinous Scores, 2015

2015 Vinous scores are in and all wines entered received scores in the 90's!

2012 Écluse Ensemble – 91 points   
2012 Écluse Improv – 91 points
2012 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard – 90 points  
2012 Écluse Zinfandel – 90 points   

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2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

This is the first year we entered our wine into the San Francisco International Wine Compeition and we are thrilled to announce that we received a Gold!

Gold Medal, 92 Points - 2012 Écluse Ensemble

 

 

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Affairs of the Vine - 9th Annual Cab Shootout

All wines entered medaled!!!

Double Gold - 2012 Écluse Ensemble
Gold Medal - 2012 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2015 Wine Competition

All Wines Entered Received Medals!

Gold Medal - 2012 Écluse Zinfandel
Gold Medal - 2012 Écluse Petite Sirah Sereno Vista Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2012 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2012 Écluse "Rendition" Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2011 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - Finis Port Style Wine Lock Vineyard

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Affairs of the Vine - 3rd Annual Rhone Shootout

Double Gold - 2012 Écluse "Improv"
Gold Medal - 2012 Écluse Rendition Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2012 Écluse Petite Sirah Sereno Vista Vineyard

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2014 Sunset International Wine Competition

GOLD Medal - BEST OF CLASS - 2010 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

 

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2014 Wine Competition

Gold Medal - 2011 Ensemble

 

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Affairs of the Vine - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout

Double Gold Medal - 2011 Écluse "Ensemble" Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon RESERVE Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2011 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - November 2013

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

90 Points - 2011 Écluse Ensemble
89 Points - 2011 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
88 Points - 2011 Écluse Imrpov

 

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Affairs of the Vine - The 2nd Annual Rhone Shootout - June 2013

All Wines Entered Received Medals in the 2nd Annual Rhone Shootout!

Double Gold - 2010 Écluse "Improv" Lock Vineyard
Double Gold - 2010 Écluse Grenache Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal  - 2009 Écluse "Rendition"

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Wine Enthusiast - March 2013

All Wines Entered Received 90+ Points!

92 Points - 2009 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Lock Vineyard
91 Points - 2010 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2010 Écluse "Ensemble" Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2010 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

 

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2013 Wine Competition

All Wines Entered Received Medals!

Double Gold - 2010 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse "Ensemble" Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2009 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - Blind Dog Midnight Run Cuvée
Silver Medal - 2010 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2010 Écluse Zinfandel Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2010 Écluse "Rendition"
Silver Medal - 2010 Écluse "Improv" Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2010 Écluse "Prelude"

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Affairs of the Vine - 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout

Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse "Ensemble" Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon RESERVE Lock Vineyard

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - November 2012

Tanzer Report:

90 Points - 2010 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2010 Écluse “Ensemble”
 Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2010 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard

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Affairs of the Vine - The 1st Annual Rhone Shootout - June 2012

Écluse medaled for all wines entered at the first Rhone Shootout!

Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse “Prelude”
Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse Viognier
Gold Medal - 2010 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2009 Écluse "Improv" Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2009 Écluse Petite Sirah Sereno Vista Vineyard
Sliver Medal - 2007 Écluse "Rendition"

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2012 Wine Competition

All Wines Entered Received Medals!

Gold Medal - 2009 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2009 Écluse “Rendition”
Silver Medal - 2009 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - Blind Dog Midnight Run Cuvée 

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - November 2011

Tanzer Report: 

91 Points - 2007 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2009 Écluse Zinfandel Lock Vineyard 

90 Points - 2007 Écluse “Ensemble”

90 Points - 2009 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2009 Écluse Grenache 

90 Points - 2009 Écluse Petite Sirah Sereno Vista Vineyard
89 Points - 2009 Écluse “Improv” Red Wine Lock Vineyard

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Robert Parker Ratings - Wine Advocate #196 August 2011

Reviewer Antonio Galloni

90 Points - 2009 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard
90 Points - 2009 Écluse Grenache 

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2011 Wine Competition

All Red Wines Entered Medaled!

Best Red Wine Sweepstakes Award
     - 2008 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2008 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2007 Écluse “Rendition”

Silver Medal - 2007 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard 

Silver Medal - Blind Dog Midnight Run Cuvée

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Nov/Dec 2010

Tanzer Report:

90
 Points - 2008 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
90
 Points - 2007 Écluse “Rendition”
89 
Points - 2008 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard
89 Points - 2006 Écluse “Ensemble”
89 
Points - 2009 Écluse "Prelude"

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2010 Wine Competition

Once Again All Écluse Wines Entered Won Medals!!

Gold Medal - 2005 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Lock Vineyard
Gold Medal - 2006 Écluse “Ensemble”
Silver Medal - 2007 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard    
Silver Medal - 2007 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard 
Silver Medal - 2008 Écluse “Prelude”   
Silver Medal - Blind Dog Midnight Run Cuvée  

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Issue 147 - Nov/Dec 2009

Focus on the Central Coast         
Josh Raynolds
90 Points - 2006 Écluse “Rendition”
89 Points - 2007 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard

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Affairs of the Vine - The Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout - Sept. 2009

Écluse scored big!

95 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2006 Écluse “Ensemble” 
94 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2005 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Lock Vineyard
92 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2006 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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Robert Parker Ratings - August 2009

91 Points - 2007 Écluse “Rendition”
89 Points
- 2007 Écluse “Improv” Lock Vineyard

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2009 Wine Competition

Once Again, Écluse Scored Medals For All Wines Entered!!  

Gold Medal - 2006 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard 
Silver Medal - 2006 Écluse “Rendition” 
Silver Medal - 2006 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard 
Silver Medal - 2006 Écluse “Ensemble” 

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Affairs of the Vine California - Aussie Shootout - December 2008

All four of the Écluse wines entered were among the top 55 finalists!!

94 Points/"Love at First Sip - 2006 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard 
93 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2006 Écluse “Ensemble” 
92 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2006 Écluse “Rendition” 
90 Points/"Love at First Sip" - 2006 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

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Robert Parker Ratings - #177 August 2008

90 Points - 2005 Écluse “Rendition” 
90 Points - 2006 Écluse “Rendition” 

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San Francisco Chronicle - 2008 Wine Competition

Écluse Scored Medals For All Wines Entered!!  

Best of Class Gold Medal - 2005 Écluse “Rendition”
Best of Class Gold Medal - 2005 Écluse “Ensemble” 
Gold Medal - 2005 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard 
Silver Medal - 2005 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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Affairs of the Vine - 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Shootout

Écluse was among the top 55 finalists!!

93 Points/“Love at first sip” - 2005 Écluse “Ensemble” 
90 Points/“Love at first sip” - 2005 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard 

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Robert Parker Ratings - #166 August 2006

90 Points - 2004 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
87 Points 
- 2003 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

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2006 California Mid-State Central Coast Wine Challenge

Silver Medal - 2003 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon

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Robert Parker Ratings - #154 August 2004

90 Points - 2002 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
87 Points
 - 2001 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

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2004 California Mid-State Fair Golden Spur Syrah Challenge

Gold Medal - 2002 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

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2003 California Mid-State Fair Spur Syrah Challenge

Gold Medal - 2001 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard

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2002 California Mid-State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Gold Medal - 2001 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard
   (Only nine Gold Medals given in ALL classes of wines!)

Silver Medal - 2001 Écluse Syrah Lock Vineyard
Silver Medal - 2000 Écluse Cabernet Sauvignon Lock Vineyard

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2001 California Mid-State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Silver Medal - 2000 Écluse Zinfandel Lock Vineyard

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