Crane Lake Cellars

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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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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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Crane Lake Cellars on Snooth

  • Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by dhefter

  • Crane Lake Merlot 2011


    cheap wine and i wonder if it contains arsenic like other Franzia produced wines? Read More

    Wine review by Winesnobbyx

  • Crane Lake Merlot 2011


    smells bad Read More

    Wine review by Winesnobbyx

  • Crane Lake Merlot 2013


    No written review

    Wine review by Khriz

  • Crane Lake Moscato 2013


    Has a nice crisp taste and a dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by Khriz

  • Crane Lake Petite Sirah 2013


    I love this wine from Crane Lake...has great flavor..used to drink their Pinot Noir but now this is my favorite. Read More

    Wine review by dliverpool

  • Crane Lake Riesling 2013


    it was tooooo sweet for me. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle


    No written review

    Wine review by Teddy02

  • We been purchasing Crane Lake Wines for decades. Excellent, flavorful Sangiovese as a table wine. However our last purchase of the 2911 Sangiovese was so bad we couldn't drink it. As we poured out we saw that something was wrong. It had the color of a rosé. The taste even worst. Got a whole case of it unfortunately at the Berkeley Bowl. I think ...

    Comment by 1572596Snoother 1572596 1572596 Snoother 1572596

  • Crane Lake Pinot Noir 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by bfines

  • Crane Lake Sangiovese 2011


    I like this wine because for the price. it tastes well ! I'm realizing that a good wine does not have to be expensive, although it may not win any awards, than again maybe it should. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • I buoght one box (6 Bottles Caberbnet Savoniac+6 Bottles Merlot)three weeks ago All were sowerd and can't be drank If any one know the contact info of the company to provided to me

    Comment by 1476093Snoother 1476093 1476093 Snoother 1476093

  • My wife and I love your wines. We usually buy the diving on blanc and the petit Sarah. We buy a case of each and for the price it is the best deal out there. We will be heading out to San Francisco in August and hope to visit your winery.

    Comment by 1082504Pawleys Dave 1082504 Pawleys Dave

  • I am on a strict gluten-free diet. Do any of the Crane Lake wines contain glutens from any source?

    Comment by 924995Voleen 924995 Voleen

  • Love your Crane Lake Wines but last evenig when i went to serve my dinner guest, i was surprised when i opened the bottle and found Merlot instead of Zinfandel. The lable read Zinfandel. Two of the guest prefer the Zinfandel and not the Merlot. It would have been a great April fools antic. Marilyn Sanders

    Comment by 835205Marilyn Sanders 835205 Marilyn Sanders

  • i like your wine do you sell direct? i was in a liquor store browsing, and was told by the owner about this cheap wine. guess i looked broke. i would like to buy crane lake by the case , we love it.

    Comment by 802201arkwater 802201 arkwater

  • Malbec, Shiraz, and Pino are very satisfying. When you look at the other reviews I think it's quite clear what a good value Crane Lake is.

    Comment by 790440Burgan 790440 Burgan

  • They have a really wide selection of varietals. Malbec, sangiovese, syrah, petit syrah etc. And though not stunning, blow you away wines, they do reflect the grape and they are nice, everyday bottles of wine. Did I mention the price is great?

    Comment by 783036jalabert 783036 jalabert

  • I love the Malbec. For the price (which is so low, I don't want to mention) it can not be beat!

    Comment by 781479Kentj 781479 Kentj

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