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.
This was quite a pleasant fine. A robust dark fruity wine with strong hints of licorice in the nose and on the tongue.
Opened the last bottle of this ... after 1 day vacu-corked in the fridge, the wine is very well-integrated, smooth, elegant, with rich ripe neither sweet nor sour black cherry and cranberry fruit with hints of white chocolate, mild spicebox, perhaps wood or leaves. While not super complex this wine is drinking very well after a day in the fridge, I would be proud to serve it at a party and let the guests decide. That said, most $3 wine I've tried doesn't compete with the $10 and up stuff, so remember to try before buying and give the wine a chance by decanting it (like most people would treat a more expensive wine).
Nice surprise! Berry fruit in the nose with spice and oak on the tongue with a lingering finish. Enjoyed this and will purchase again!! Great for the price.
I detect prune and fig on the nose, burst of fruit on the tougue that goes to a spicy licorice figgy ending. Not too bad for the price but wasn't my favorite either.
Medium pepper, fruity taste of berries
An everyday wine with smooth fruitful blueberry floral tastes. Great value
Surprisingly decent for how cheap it is. Full body, hints of fruit.