2000 Crane Lake Cellars Chardonnay
California
 
WB Rating: 81

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Price at time of purchase: $4.50 ()
 
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s):

Light hay color. Pear/apple/floral notes in the nose - very pleasant. Green apples in the flavors. Light body, dry and slightly bitter finish. Not bad. - PJH 2002-11-29

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[ellen  2006-08-03] you wine snobs are something else.. I live in the finger lakes and I have paid three times this price for really bad wine. I had pretty much given up Chard - Crane lake brought me back - great wine.  User Rating: 98.
 
[CTHRNPHILL9259cp  2006-04-20] Chardonnay, wonderful taste, however, I just went on a special diet. Where can I get the nutritional value of this wine. Thank you  User Rating: 100.
 
[meha4  2006-03-21] Just found a bottle of the Petite Syrah some friends left at our cabin. We liked it a lot and were bummed to find out that a visiting relative had brought it from California. Anyone know of a retailer in Washington state?  User Rating: .
 
[tmasta  2006-02-18] Amazing flavors and Bouquet of aromas! I tell everyone I know about it! Great Work!  User Rating: 92.
 
[Janet  2005-12-30] I recently bought a case of various Crane Lake wines. It was so good that I challenged my son\'s 30.00 wine and covered his and 4 selections of Crane Lake so no one would know the difference. All the bottles were served and rated. CRANE LAKE CAME OUT FRONT.. WITH HIS WINE AS THE LEAST FAVORITE. Go Crane Lake. We love your wine.  User Rating: 100.
 
[Shelly  2005-12-30] CRANE LAKE IS SO GOOD!!!! A LOCAL STORE IN MY TOWN HAS JUST BOUGHT 300 CASES OF IT AND ITS GETTING BOUGHT UP DAILY.... I JUST BOUGHT 4 CASES MYSELF AND I JUST LOVE THIS WINE... THANKS CRANE LAKE!!!! LOVE YOUR GRAPES...  User Rating: .
 
[redcoop  2005-10-26] Pleasantly surprised - had the Merlot 2003 and it was smooth. Have spent 10x as much for wine and have been disappointed. Those who apparently had to spend the evening in the loo probably were eating something that had grown hair in their fridge.  User Rating: 80.
 
[fred  2005-10-12] I hear you hydrilla, I wouldnt recomend this wine to the hobos that live by the railroad tracks nearby, if your gonna drink cheap crappy wine I guess crane lake is for you-  User Rating: .
 
[joleen  2005-10-11] hydillagorrilla2000 and his wife must have a major problem with their assholes because crane lake wine especially the merlot is absolutley fabulous. better than most more expensive wines. so hydrillagorrilla2000 get your ass checked!  User Rating: 100.
 
[OhioGuy25  2005-09-08] I\'m always hesitant to buy wines less than $7 (Ohio) but tried Crane Lake on a whim. Although I usually love my chard very buttery, this was mighty tasty and didn\'t have that antiseptic aftertaste of most cheap white wine. I\'ll be buying more for regular \'table\' use.  User Rating: 80.
 
[hydrillagorrilla2000  2005-09-05] my wife and I shared a bottle of crane lake merlot last night, our assholes leaked, thanks alot crane lake wine is the worst-  User Rating: .
 
[LouieLover421  2005-07-01] All I can say is DANG!!!!!! dats good chard. Gotta love the price of 6.99 for 1.5 Ltr and never once wince on the way down!!!!!:-) :-) :D  User Rating: 100.
 
[vbkostur  2005-06-28] Not what I look for in a chard. but it is not bad and you can\'t beat the price. I have done the pepsi challenge with 2buck chuck and found the crane lakes chard to be better. I know they are basically the same wine but when I tried them they had many different taste. Allthough sometime 2buck chuck tastes different bottle to bottle.  User Rating: 87.
 
[vbkostur  2005-06-28] Not what I look for in a chard. but it is not bad and you can\'t beat the price. I have done the pepsi challenge with 2buck chuck and found the crane lakes chard to be better. I know they are basically the same wine but when I tried them they had many different taste. Allthough sometime 2buck chuck tastes different bottle to bottle.  User Rating: 87.
 
[pvenlet  2005-01-06] The really interesting thing about this wine is it\'s he same thing as 2 buck chuck! The Charles Shaw label is licensed to Trader Joes. Crane Lake is the alternate label used for the same wine as 2 buck but allows for it to be distributed through other retailers. Clever eh?  User Rating: 90.
 
[HopeLivzOn  2005-01-05] I\'m from Northern California and pretty wine savvy. My local \"pusher\" (WinCo) got me really turned onto Crane Lake Chardonnay. I loved it, I craved it, I wanted more and more and I could actually afford it. They have now pulled the plug and my \"connection\" has stopped pushing it. Luckily, I have a sizeable stash! I am looking for a new dealer, though!  User Rating: 90.
 
[dmontondo  2004-10-05] I am unsure of the rating. I usually drink Woodbridge cab for table wine. The Crane Lake cab is much more enjoyable and it\'s less $. Nice job on that grape!  User Rating: 88.
 
[Rip Ruhlman  2004-09-11] A terrific wine for the price. Really good. the best value going in wines today. Makes two-buck Chuck taste like ti should be priced at 50 cents.  User Rating: 88.
 
[resanders  2004-04-03] I cannot believe what a great value this wine is! It is a light, very palatable wine with flavors of pears, light citrus, and green apple. For these Prices, I don\'t need any other Chardonnay!  User Rating: 89.