Monday, September 04, 2006

Crane Lake

Crane Lake

The Crane Lake label is one of many produced by the Bronco wine company. This company is best know for its famous 'Two Buck Chuck' and its label Charles Shaw. The Bronco wine company is a bulk wine producer with around 35,000 acres of vineyards in the Napa Valley region.

Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

This is a youthful wine exuberant with fruit aromas and flavors. The wine opens up with a plum red tone and a rising nose of blackberries and raspberries. On the palate a soft flow of cabernet fruits coat the mouth. Raspberries, cherries and black fruits dominant with a very fine layer of spice completing the bottle.

Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

This is a unique bottle from this bargain wine label. The nose reveals a strong chocolate aroma with layers of molasses. The wine slides over the palate with a fresh crisp feel and flavor. Subtle hints of black fruits and mild soft tannins finish the wine.

Crane Lake Chardonnay 2004

This is a sweet summer fresh wine with an enticing golden glow in the glass and a delicious fruit nose. The aromas rise from the glass revealing ripe pears, red apples and cinnamon with undertones of clove and limestone. The palate is coated with a velvet full texture and a powerful delivery of fruit.

Crane Lake Merlot 2004

This is a smooth bottle with a dark inky red tone and a delightful rising nose of black currant and plum. On the palate these aromas deliver coating the mouth in concentrated dark fruits and soft supple feel.

Crane Lake Merlot 2003

This bottle begins with a warm opulent plum core with a soft red rim and a nose of black and red fruits. The aromas rise from the glass showing hints of currants and juicy plums. The wine flows onto the palate with a warm expression of plum and cherries. The mouth is soft and supple and the finish is warm and refined.