Ravines Cabernet Franc 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Ravines Cabernet Franc 2017
SKU: 43421

Ravines Cabernet Franc 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Brand Ravines
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Ravines Cabernet Franc is the first vintage aged in our beautiful, new 600 gallon casks. Now one of the most recognizable red varietals from the Finger Lakes, the '17 Cab Franc is vibrant and savory and 100% estate grown. It showcases bright black cherry aromas and finishes with sweet baking spices. Soft tannins, herbal and mineral notes and a delicate texture makes for a harmonious and enticing wine to be enjoyed with food or on its own.
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Cabernet Franc was aged for nine months in new and large oak casks (half French, half Austrian-Slavonian). It comes in at 12.9% alcohol. This is the first vintage of the Cab Franc made in the large oak casks-meant to reduce the oak impact. It's beautiful, fresh, structured and classic. There are olive nuances around the edges, black fruits and plenty of power. The structure is superb. It handles the wood beautifully-the new regimen seems like a big success. It could use another year or two of cellaring, although it is approachable now, and it will age well. This is another super value from Ravines. There were about 1,800 cases made. It's terrific, reasonably priced, available and able to age. What's not to like?

Mark Squires, June 2019
Wine Spectator
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This is light-bodied but shows good varietal character, with black cherry and damson plum fruit, infused with tobacco and sanguine hints. Fresh acidity and minimal toast let this linger nicely. Drink now. 1,900 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2019