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.
Has a medium depth pushing dark. It smells fruity but not blowzy with a since of cherry and acidity. Light tannins and low acid in the mouth and a lighter body than usual Merlot, but still medium. But, After it sits for a while the acidity almost becomes unbearable. Has a taste of plum and dark cherry. The finish starts off steady but moves to a watery vinegar.
Food Pairings for Crane Lake Merlot California
<p>Crane Lake Merlot is a light refreshing red with a nose of currants and blackberries. This wine is medium bodied with soft layers of cherry and bright cedar on the palate. Medium tannins and a smooth drinkable finish make this an excellent California Merlot for the price.</p>
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