Ravines Maximilien 2019

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Tasting Notes

A balance of savory and fresh red fruits intermingle with floral, earthy and charcoal notes. Medium bodied, with supple tannins, this red is the perfect food pairing wine. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot from Seneca lake vineyards. - 91 points, James Suckling

This Bordeaux-style blend is ripe with aromatics and flavors of plum, cherry, cedar, and cloves. Maximilien is an old Roman name used throughout the centuries got saints, emperors, revolutionaries and philosophers...complex and controversial but never boring. It is an apt name for this blend of noble and historic varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.


Ravines Wine Cellars is owned and run by Morten Hallgren and his wife, Lisa.  They have had a tasting room on the east side of Keuka Lake since 2000, the inception of their project.  In 2012, they purchased a winery and 40 acres of vineyards on the north west side of Seneca Lake.

Morten, originally from Denmark, comes from a wine family.  He grew up in Provence at Domaine de Castel Roubine.  He attended enology and viticulture school in Montpellier, France and upon moving to the Finger Lakes, worked at Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars before starting his own project.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Duck, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Wild Game

New York
Grape Varietal:
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
$32.50 each