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Chumlea Hill

Wine is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.

POINT IN FACT

This wine was NOT scored or rated by any wine critic, panel or magazine. In fact, there are no actual guidelines for wine scoring.

IT’S A MATTER OF TASTE

Wine evaluation is 100% personal perspective, even by so called experts. This wine is unrated, delicious, and that’s how we like it. We hope you love it as much as we do. Taste the recognition!

POINT SYSTEM

Those claiming to have authority have done so by their own decree. Hence the irony of naming this wine 96 Points. We HAVE gone to extraordinary lengths to make this an amazing bottle of wine. Tell us what you think.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Who is Chumlea Hill? The bombastic embodiment of the wine critic, a figment of our imagination, a critic’s critic. He’s our way of poking fun of the rating system. But don’t tell Chumlea, as he takes it very seriously…

wine is very subjective. what one person loves, another loathes.

POINT IN FACT

This wine was NOT scored or rated by any wine critic, panel or magazine. In fact, there are no actual guidelines for wine scoring.

IT’S A MATTER OF TASTE

Wine evaluation is 100% personal perspective, even by so called experts. This wine is unrated, delicious, and that’s how we like it. We hope you love it as much as we do. Taste the recognition!

POINT SYSTEM

Those claiming to have authority have done so by their own decree. Hence the irony of naming this wine 96 Points. We HAVE gone to extraordinary lengths to make this an amazing bottle of wine. Tell us what you think.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Who is Chumlea Hill? The bombastic embodiment of the wine critic, a figment of our imagination, a critic’s critic. He’s our way of poking fun of the rating system. But don’t tell Chumlea, as he takes it very seriously…

What an excellent Point.

2017 96 POINTS

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

VINTAGE: 2017

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION: Lodi, California

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.4%

OAK: 5% New French, 15% 1-year old French, 80% Neutral

WINEMAKER’S NOTE: All of the fruit was gently destemmed and crushed then inoculated. Each fermentation was pumped over twice daily with the temperature peaking at 90%F. Maceration from 12 to 28 days and, barrel aged 10 months.

VINEYARD MANAGER’S NOTE: The Mediterranean climate of Lodi (warm days and cool nights) produces rich dark flavors with bright acidity. Soils are very deep. Roots are well established and produce a large canopy. To facilitate an evenness of ripening, leaves around the clusters are removed allowing sunlight to shine on berry skins. Canopy vigor is managed through deficit irrigation. The result is a well-balanced richly flavored Cabernet.


ONLY available in the US.
We currently do not ship internationally.

2017 96 POINTS

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

VINTAGE: 2017

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

APPELLATION: Lodi, California

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 14.4%

OAK: 5% New French, 15% 1-year old French, 80% Neutral

WINEMAKER’S NOTE: All of the fruit was gently destemmed and crushed then inoculated. Each fermentation was pumped over twice daily with the temperature peaking at 90%F. Maceration from 12 to 28 days and, barrel aged 10 months.

VINEYARD MANAGER’S NOTE: The Mediterranean climate of Lodi (warm days and cool nights) produces rich dark flavors with bright acidity. Soils are very deep. Roots are well established and produce a large canopy. To facilitate an evenness of ripening, leaves around the clusters are removed allowing sunlight to shine on berry skins. Canopy vigor is managed through deficit irrigation. The result is a well-balanced richly flavored Cabernet.


ONLY available in the US.
We currently do not ship internationally.

There are many unsung heroes in the respected world of wine. harvest workers, tank washers, cork soakers – but none are more undervalued than the humble wine critic. Without them we wouldn’t know what to drink, we wouldn’t know good wine from bad. Rest assured, this bottle has been scored ninety six points by the prestigious Chumlea Hill.

“Pour yourself a glass and taste the recognition. ”

Chumlea Hill

There are many unsung heroes in the respected world of wine. harvest workers, tank washers, cork soakers – but none are more undervalued than the humble wine critic. Without them we wouldn’t know what to drink, we wouldn’t know good wine from bad. Rest assured, this bottle has been scored ninety six points by the prestigious Chumlea Hill.

“Pour yourself a glass and taste the recognition. ”

Chumlea Hill

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