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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle


    No written review

    Wine review by Teddy02

  • Crane Lake Pinot Noir 2012


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    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

  • Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


    Not bad for the price...not offensive. No real character but well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • Crane Lake Merlot 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Crane Lake Malbec California 2012


    I've recently been sampling Malbec wines and have been trying to be budget conscious for my initial samples. I am impressed by the 2012 and will keep it in mind for future enjoyment. Read More

    Wine review by tosh166

  • Crane Lake Sangiovese California 2010


    wonderfully smooth, beautiful deep garnet color. with good finish. amazing quality for price. Read More

    Wine review by 1480776jbt423 1480776 jbt423

  • Crane Lake Petite Sirah 2012


    We love this wine, both its taste and price. Read More

    Wine review by gyndocal

  • Crane Lake Petite Sirah 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • About 3 weeks ago I bought 6 bottles of Crane Lake Chardonnay from Albertsons. I took one bottle back and got a replacement because the top of the bottle was broken. Well a couple of days ago we deceided to go to Laughlin and we took another bottle of Chardonnay and I was going to have a glass before supper. Our little cork screw would not ta...

    Comment by 759861real unhappy 759861 real unhappy

  • This is a Fantastic wine~~~~And better yet the price is TERRIFIC!!!!!!=)

    Comment by 738161heidihighheels 738161 heidihighheels

  • just tried a bottle of your riesling that was given to us, very good. may try some of your other wines.

    Comment by 678344roy46962 678344 roy46962

  • We drink a lot of Crane Lake wines (1.5 cases/week) in our household. Can you tell us why the corks in the bottles of Chardonnay are so hard and wreck just about every corkscrew known to man? The corks in all other variatals are just fine, as are the corks in the 1.5litre bottles of Chardonnay. We look forward to your comments and recommendation...

    Comment by 637827iainmcneil 637827 iainmcneil

  • To echo Beachnut57, this Malbec has the necessary acidity to stand up to red sauces. I am of the belief that if you have to sugar you red sauces you are using the wrong tomatoe products. This is a dirt cheap wine that will complement any tomatoe based recipe within reason. There is really almost no malbec character to the wine. I will assume...

    Comment by 606419bishop1234 606419 bishop1234

  • where can you get crane lake chard in the scottsdale AZ area? thanks

    Comment by 597530mfm1010 597530 mfm1010

  • can you buy stock in crane lake?was at a countryclub in gulf sh./orange beach,it was on the menu.

    Comment by 428017bedger1 428017 bedger1

  • Crane Lake truly brings the complete idea of wine to the everyday table without breaking the budget!

    Comment by 359448Chef Tod 359448 Chef Tod

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