linuxdave — September 8, 2005, 12:58 pm

Crane Lake Merlot 2003

Well, you came to this site for cheap wine. Welcome to the “Wine less than $5” category. Crane Lake wine, around these parts, is CHEAP. I’m talking $3.34 cheap. Think of it. You can get a whole case of the stuff for 40 bucks! But would you want to…?

Crane Lake Wine

My answer: sure, why not. It isn’t really that bad.

Tasting notes:
Very wet, with almost no structure. The second glass I had was chilled, which was much better in my opinion. Very light oak.

All-in-all, if you want to impress someone with a large quantity of wine on your premises, Crane Lake wine is the wine to do it with! Otherwise, I would try something like Marcus James or “2 buck-Chuck” that are in the same price range.

Price: $3.33
Wine enjoyed with: Sausage and cheese


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  1. Comment by Doug from az @ January 17, 2015, 4:56 pm

    Crane lake is the official house wine of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Houston Texas which is supposedly in the top five yacht clubs in the US. We got on to it there and have been drinking it ever since as our “house” wine.

  2. Comment by Mary from Central Jersey @ March 25, 2015, 1:01 pm

    My husband and I LOVE the Sangiovese!! Introduced it to my brother who lives in S.F. and loves reds. He brought the label home with him.The pinot noir and pinot grigio are also good. Haven’t tried the Sauvignon yet to compare to the Pinot Grigio. Having a large birthday party soon and will serve only Crane Lake. Can’t beat it for the price…$4.39

  3. Comment by Richard @ September 9, 2015, 10:21 pm

    Tried a bottle of Crane Lake sweet red table wine the local wine store had on special. Liked it so much I returned and bought entire inventory. My favorite wine EVER for sipping or with dinner.. Must limit myself to half glass. Delicious! Will buy another case.

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