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Ravines Wine Cellars

Cabernet Franc 2017

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.

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SKU: 4123-17
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Cabernet Franc
Finger Lakes AVA
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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? One of the stars in the region, Ravines makes everything well, including the reds. This was a stunning group, perhaps led by the amazing sparkler at a great price.” -Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, 90 points; Mark Squires, 6/28/19