Wine Enthusiast Scores Featured in Paso Robles Press!

May 17, 2013

Thank you to Paso Robles Press on the great article on our recent reviews from Wine Enthusiast! Click here to read the full article Ecluse Earns Wine Enthusiast Accolades.


We're ecstatic to recieve such great reviews - all wines entered received 90+ points! Check out the full reviews below by Steve Heimoff, the California Editor for Wine Enthusiast!

The reviews are officially out in the June Issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine (out now, grab a copy!):

92 Points: Écluse 2009 Reserve Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
• Review:The trick to getting a Cabernet Sauvignon this ripe and oaky is to provide balance, and in this, Écluse has succeeded. Made from 100% Cabernet, it’s enormously rich in blackberries and black c...urrants, with dark chocolate, licorice and spice adding complexity. The tannins are, in a word, gorgeous. With high alcohol, the mouthfeel has a Cognac-like warmth, but doesn’t feel uncomfortably hot. Drink now for fresh fruitiness. - S.H.

91 Points: Écluse 2010 Lock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
• Review: California Cabernet simply doesn’t get richer or riper than this. It explodes with blackberry and cherry jam and chocolate flavors whose sweetness persists into the long, spicy finish. And yet the wine is technically dry. Drink over the next few years. - S.H.

90 Points: Écluse 2010 Lock Vineyard Syrah
• Review: A beautiful Syrah, softly tannic, dry and full bodied. High alcohol gives some jalapeño pepper heat to the blackberries, licorice, bacon, dark chocolate and sandalwood flavors, but nothing that richly sauced barbecue can’t handle. Drink up. -S.H.

90 Points: Écluse 2010 Ensemble Lock Vineyard
• Review: This is one of the best Bordeaux blends now available from Paso Robles. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s enormously ripe in blackberry jam, currant, chocolate and cedar flavors that finish lush and spicy. The tannins are strong, but negotiable with barbecue. - S.H.


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