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Reviews

Hook Or Crook Cellars is one of very few appellated wines under $12/bottle. On top of that, we’ve earned high scores from wine experts. Our goal is to continue to create flavorful wine that holds up against wine twice the price, and leaves you hooked on another pour.

We invite you – our loyal fans – to share your incredible find of Hook Or Crook wine on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @HookOrCrookCellars.

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2018 Reserve Merlot Lodi

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2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition - 95 points and Double Gold

“Awarded to the very few entries that receive a Gold medal rating by all members of the judging panel; these are among the finest wines in the world.” - SFIWC

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2018 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

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2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition - Gold

“Exceptional wine that is near the pinnacle of achievement in its category; these products set the standard for all other wines of its type.” - SFIWC

Blue Lifestyle - 90 Points

For more than 40 years, Blue Lifestyle, under the guidance of Anthony Dias Blue, James Beard Award-winner and former Wine & Spirits Editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, has been reviewing and rating wines and spirits.

2022 San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, the program awards Golds to wines that deliver additional complexity and character and rise above a straightforward recommendation.

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2018 Reserve Field Blend Lodi 

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Wine Enthusiast - 92 points

“Excellent depth and concentration give this full-bodied wine a richness that is expressed in beautiful flavors of blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. All that lushness is wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins that creates a velvety texture. Best through 2026.” – Jim Gordon, Contributing Editor

WineExpress.com

“Value Reserve Field Blend.” – Josh Farrell, Wine Director

The Tasting Panel - 90 points

“Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Petit Verdot make up this concentrated red with notes of blackberry on a mocha backdrop. Medium bodied, this smooth operator offers easy going, round tannins surrounded by toasty cedar, ripe mulberry, and an earthy finish.” – Meridith May, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

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2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 

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Wine Enthusiast - 90 points

“This stalwart, firmly tannic wine wraps concentrated black-fruit flavors in a full body and grippy texture. It will dazzle with a juicy steak or chop, and stay enjoyable through at least 2024.” – Jim Gordon, Contributing Editor

The Tasting Panel -  91 points

“This stalwart, firmly tannic wine wraps concentrated black-fruit flavors in a full body and grippy texture. It will dazzle with a juicy steak or chop, and stay enjoyable through at least 2024.” – Jim Gordon, Contributing Editor

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2018 Reserve Chardonnay Lodi

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2022 West Coast Wine Competition - 92 points

“Classic. Nicely oaked wine. Citrus with a touch of spice. Allspice."

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2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Lodi

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2022 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition - Silver

As part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the past 19 years, the 2022 International Wine Competition saw more than 2800 entries from 17 countries.

2022 West Coast Wine Competition

Established in 1982, the competition annually recognizes top wines produced and bottled in the Western United States.