The Crane Assembly

G. B. Crane Vineyard el Coco Red Blend

9.212 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shawn R

45% Old Vine Zin, you would never know it.

45% Old Vine Zin, you would never know it.

Feb 5th, 2018
Shawn R

Despite the Noles getting beat, this bottle was a crowd pleaser.

Despite the Noles getting beat, this bottle was a crowd pleaser.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Shay A
9.4

@Shawn R ...WELL DONE! This was part of a trio of wines that Shawn and I swapped. He was swooning over this and said it was a must try. Now I see why. This is a Dave Phinney wine and though you can taste his style, it's more elegant than The Prisoner (similar blends in that this is majority zin! Would not of guessed it). Ton of blackberries upfront on the nose...small spice to it and a rockin cedar/smokey note. On the palate, surprising acidity. Not overpowering from a tannic standpoint at all, even as a '14. Vanilla, toasted oak, blackberry jam. Shawn sent this as I told him my wife likes the jammy and bold zins...home run, Shawn!

@Shawn R ...WELL DONE! This was part of a trio of wines that Shawn and I swapped. He was swooning over this and said it was a must try. Now I see why. This is a Dave Phinney wine and though you can taste his style, it's more elegant than The Prisoner (similar blends in that this is majority zin! Would not of guessed it). Ton of blackberries upfront on the nose...small spice to it and a rockin cedar/smokey note. On the palate, surprising acidity. Not overpowering from a tannic standpoint at all, even as a '14. Vanilla, toasted oak, blackberry jam. Shawn sent this as I told him my wife likes the jammy and bold zins...home run, Shawn!

Feb 24th, 2017
Scot Walker

Very smooth fruit forward wine

Very smooth fruit forward wine

Jun 16th, 2018
Nathan Rogers

This is a fantastic wine. Bone-in Ribeye on the Big Green Egg with loads of chimmichurri and a couple glasses of this could not have been more perfect. This is what Zinfandel is capable of in the right hands!

This is a fantastic wine. Bone-in Ribeye on the Big Green Egg with loads of chimmichurri and a couple glasses of this could not have been more perfect. This is what Zinfandel is capable of in the right hands!

Aug 9th, 2017
David Schiraldi

Classic Napa cab, underpriced

Classic Napa cab, underpriced

Jul 14th, 2017
Michel Holland

Great wine, hurrah for D. Phinney

Great wine, hurrah for D. Phinney

Nov 19th, 2016
Jay Kline

Jay had this 4 years ago

Jay had this 4 years ago

Apr 7th, 2017
Rachel Glad

Rachel had this 3 years ago

Rachel had this 3 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2018
Zachary Zerbe

Zachary had this 4 years ago

Zachary had this 4 years ago

May 25th, 2017