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Crane Lake Pinot Noir California 2009

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Crane Lake Cellars:
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. 

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Snooth User: Gilfaethwy
80980434
5.00 5
03/30/2011

Pinot Noir is perhaps the chanciest major varietal grown in California. And it is also one of the most expensive to produce: yields are rather low, vines are finicky. To find any Pinot Noir at this price with even a slight hint of true varietal character is rare -- and the odds are much higher that a cheap Pinot Noir, as opposed to a Merlot or Cab or Chardonnay, will be, well, disappointing. That is why I am rating this so high: not a perfect Pinot, but a Pinot for all that! And as cheap as any plonk. Moreover, I suspect that this Pinot, despite its lightness, might improve with a few more years aging. Good drinking right now... and that surely is nothing to sniff at! (But sniff the wine before drinking!)

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  • Snooth User: jbell1
    48128715
    4.00 5
    01/10/2011

    I was very impressed with this one. Especially for the price.


    Snooth User: metasage
    5928517
    3.00 5
    09/30/2010

    Actually not bad... Worth well above the 5 dollar range.


    Snooth User: Shushi
    6934703
    0.00 5
    12/23/2010

    OMG! This is a treat. for less than $6! We have ordered several cases to drink now.


    Snooth User: darclay
    4995603
    4.00 5
    06/10/2010

    Four glasses



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