Ravines was founded by European oenologist/winemaker Morten Hallgren and his wife Lisa back in 2000 with the belief that exceptional wine could (and should) be made in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Hallgren, a student of physics and oenology, began working on projects in Bordeaux and Texas, which eventually led to a chief winemaker position for Dr. Konstantin Frank in the Finger Lakes. Today, the duo crafts sophisticated and vibrant bottles from a slew of varieties. Their Cabernet Franc is produced from estate-grown fruit and is aged in large casks. Notes of black cherry, sweet baking spice, and pepper dominate this textured and mineral-driven wine.