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2012 Zinfandel

Continuing in our tradition of making a food friendly, fruit forward Zinfandel, this vintage exhibits typical traits of a wonderful Westside Paso Zin. The inviting nose of bright fruit and hints of vanilla continue on the palate with overtones of red currant, cherry, tobacco and spice with soft tannins and an incredibly smooth finish. It’s yummy!

Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
90 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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2012 Ensemble

Using our phenomenal Lock Vineyard fruit as the foundation for our popular Bordeaux blend continues to create an incredibly elegant and sophisticated wine. The fabulous nose of Bing cherry and vanilla invites you to explore the harmony of these rich Bordeaux varietals. The gorgeous ruby color leads you to black currant and cocoa overtones with hints of cinnamon and dried cranberries on the palate and a long, lingering finish! Very approachable now but will show off its luscious style beautifully as it ages!

Gold Medal - Cab Shootout, Affairs of the Vine
Gold Medal, 92 Points - San Francisco International Wine Competition

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2012 Improv

This release of our Improv is a marvelous eclectic blend of five different varietals; Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, Merlot and Grenache, making this wine truly an improvisational blend. Our 2012 Improv begins with aromas of toasted caramel and crushed raspberries and excites the palate with layers of dark fruit and hints of toffee. Beautifully balanced with a long, lingering finish that just keeps on going! Improv continues to be one of our most exciting blends!

Double Gold – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine

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2012 Rendition

Lock Vineyard

Our Rendition of the traditional “GSM” Rhone-style blend continues to be a huge hit with our fans. Our 2012 Rendition is anchored with our phenomenal Lock Vineyard Syrah and the addition of Grenache and Mourvèdre brings out the best of these three varietals. The dark purple hue leads to an incredibly well-integrated wine. The complex nose entices you with aromas of red fruit and spice. These flavors continue on the palate with hints of plum, nutmeg and blackberry. Perfectly balanced and beautifully approachable from nose to finish!

Gold Medal – Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine
Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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2011 Improv

Our “Improv” continues to be one of our most exciting blends! Our 2011 Improv is a wonderfully eclectic blend of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. This improvisational blend begins with aromas of crushed raspberries and buttered toffee. It excites the palate with layers of dark berries, smoke and spice with hints of caramel and toasted hazelnuts. Beautifully balanced with a long, lingering finish that just keeps on going!

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2010 Ensemble

Lock Vineyard

Using our phenomenal Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon as the foundation for our popular Bordeaux blend, we have once again created an elegant and sophisticated wine. The incredible color and nose invite you to explore the harmony of these rich varietals with black cherry and currant overtones, spice and deep violet and floral notes on the palate. This wine is easily described as silky, supple and lush. Our 2010 “Ensemble” is wonderfully balanced and the long, lingering finish will leave you wishing for more! Very approachable now, but will show off its smooth, complex style beautifully as it ages – if you can wait!

GOLD Medal - Cab Shootout, Affairs of the Vine
GOLD Medal - San Francisco Chronicle
90 Points - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
90 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Retail: $54.00 Club: $43.20

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2010 Improv

Lock Vineyard

Our 2010 “Improv” is a wonderful eclectic blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah, making this wine truly an improvisation. The addition this year of the Petite Sirah adds aromas of blackberry and black plum. This fabulous blend excites the palate with layers of dark fruit, smoke, caramel and spice and is beautifully balanced with a long lingering finish.

DOUBLE GOLD - Rhone Shootout, Affairs of the Vine
SILVER Medal - San Francisco Chronicle
90 Points - Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar
90 Points - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lock Vineyard

What else can we say about this Cabernet other than WOW - this is special! Our classically structured Estate Cab continues to highlight our wonderful fruit. Starting with a gorgeous ruby-garnet color this wine leads to aromas of blackberry, coffee and chocolate. Well-balanced tannins and a wonderful mid-mouth feel highlight this rich, bold and velvety smooth wine. In the barrel 18 months this Cab was bottled in May of 2011. Fabulous now, think of what you can expect in a couple of years – if you can wait!

Only 250 cases of this exemplary wine were produced!

Retail: $58.00 Club: $46.40

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2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Sweepstakes Winner!

Lock Vineyard

What else can we say about this Cabernet other than WOW - this is special! Our classically structured Estate Cab continues to highlight our wonderful fruit. Starting with a gorgeous ruby-garnet color this wine leads to aromas of blackberry, coffee and chocolate. Well-balanced tannins and a wonderful mid-mouth feel highlight this rich, bold and velvety smooth wine. In the barrel 18 months this Cab was bottled in May of 2010. Fabulous now, think of what you can expect in a couple of years – if you can wait! Only 238 cases of this exemplary wine were produced!

BEST RED Sweepstakes Award – 2011 San Francisco Chronicle!

Retail: $89.00 Club: $71.20
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2008 Zinfandel

Lock Vineyard

Our 2008 Zinfandel from Lock Vineyard continues to be a huge favorite of our Écluse fans and can only be described as fabulous! Continuing in our tradition of making a food friendly, fruit forward Zinfandel our 2008 Zin exhibits typical traits of a wonderful Westside Paso Robles Zinfandel – rich – full of fruit with jammy characteristics. It is a very fruit forward wine with strong notes of blackberries, a balanced acid and tannic structure which offers a great mid-palate and long finish - it’s yummy!

Only 168 cases of this phenomenal wine were produced!

Retail: $49.00 Club: $39.20

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2006 Ensemble

This award winning handcrafted unique blend can only be described as a lush, supple and elegant wine. The fabulous nose invites you to explore the harmony of these Bordeaux varietals dominated by our classic Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The incredible color leads you to black cherry and currant overtones with the additional fruit and spice and deep violet and floral notes brought to this blend by the Petit Verdot and Merlot. This year's Ensemble has a wonderful tannin/acid balance and with its long, lingering finish leaves you wishing for more! Very approachable now but will show off its luscious style beautifully as it ages. IF you can hold on to it for a year or even two you will be greatly rewarded.

GOLD Medal – San Francisco Chronicle
95 Points – Cabernet Shootout September - Four Hearts “Love at First Sip!”

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2006 Syrah

Lock Vineyard

Our 06 Syrah follows in the footsteps of our earlier award winning Syrah from Lock Vineyard – fantastic! Beginning with the deep garnet color typical of a great Syrah, the nose of fruit, spice and overtones of chocolate leads you to a wine with layers of complexity and well balanced tannins and acids. Wonderful!

GOLD Medal – San Francisco Chronicle
90 Points – California – Aussie Shootout - “Love at First Sip!”

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2005 Ensemble

A handcrafted blend described as a lush, supple and elegant! The nose invites you to explore the harmony of these Bordeaux varietals with the classic Cabernet Sauvignon black cherry and currant and added fruit and spice brought by the other varietals. Our 2005 “Ensemble” has a wonderful tannin/acid balance and provides a long, lingering finish, and is an excellent accompaniment to filets, racks of lamb and roasts.

Only 480 cases of this elegant wine were produced!

Retail: $82.00 Club: $65.60

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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Lock Vineyard

Our 2005 Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a classically structured Cab with aromas of blackberry, coffee and chocolate which leads to well balanced tannins, acid and a wonderful mid-mouth feel. It is a rich, bold and velvety smooth wine that displays a gorgeous ruby-garnet color. Only 389 cases of this exemplary wine were produced!

90 points – Cabernet Shootout!! Four Hearts “Love at first sip!"
Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle

Retail: $74.00 Club: $59.20

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