Crane Lake Pinot Noir California 2010
This ruby-colored wine has aromas that include raspberry and violet. Flavors of cherry and plum lead to a soft velvety finish. Suggested Food Pairings: This graceful wine is multifaceted. It can be enjoyed by itself, but is excellent with appetizers and main courses. The wine pairs with Brie, smoked salmon, roast beef, leg of lamb, duck and grilled swordfish. 76% Pinot Noir, 19% Proprietors dry red, 5% Zinfandel. Alcohol 12.5%.
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 liked this wine, only paid $5.49 so was impressed that I liked it well enough! I am not a wine connoisseur by any means, but have had many glasses of wine, and this one wasn't bad! A little bold, not too bold, no long or bad aftertaste.