Ravines - Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes 2021 750ml (13% ABV)
When Morten and Lisa started Ravines in 2001, they were the only winery in the Finger Lakes with a Winemaker holding a formal degree and training from Europe and a winery pursuing a traditional winemaking approach – making exclusively dry, vinifera wines. Ravines quickly became regarded as a top wine destination in the Eastern USA and has consistently gained national awards, noteworthy press, high scores and international accolades.
100% estate, sustainably grown Cabernet Franc from our White Springs and 16 Falls Vineyards. Incredibly fresh and inviting with aromas of redcurrant, cranberries and mountain herbs.
The palate is pure and elegant, with notes of raspberries and hints of earth and spice. A perfect rendition of Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc, aged for a year in our 6-year-old, 2000 liter Austrian and Hungarian Oak casks.
“Our vineyard practices remain non-dogmatic, reflecting the fact that we work in a wine region with humid summers and substantial disease pressure. We consider our primary responsibility to be the production of sound grapes that reflect their vineyard origins while maintaining good land stewardship practices, meaning no long-term accumulation of compounds in our soil or water. To me, that’s the “sustainable” part. Our practices of leaf removal and cluster thinning lowers the disease pressure, but we will still, occasionally, need to use a pesticide that prevents us from making “organic” claims.” - Ravines
region: finger lakes, NY
varietal: can franc
style: medium bodied red
farming/cellar: sustainable , no use of herbicides, no use of insecticides or other restricted materials, improved soil management with erosion control (cover crops), and limited use of organic nutrients only; putting back only what the vines remove.
pairing: full rack at Louis ribs from dinosaur bbq