Crane Lake is a value-driven brand produced by Franzia and Bronco Wine Company. The majority of these wines are produced in California, with some branching out into Australia (for Down Under Chardonnay and others). These are available in supermarkets and most retailers.
I've recently been sampling Malbec wines and have been trying to be budget conscious for my initial samples. I am impressed by the 2012 and will keep it in mind for future enjoyment.
External Reviews for Crane Lake Malbec California
WINEMAKER NOTESThis ruby-colored wine is fruit forward with aromas of plum and raspberry. There are flavors of blackberry and cherry with soft tannins providing a smooth finish. - Larry Rocha, WinemakerSUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGSA willing partner to a variety of foods, favorites include: leg of lamb, sausage, duck, pasta in a red sauce, and grilled steak. - Larry Rocha, Winemaker