Ravines Wine Cellars

Le Petit Caporal Red Blend

9.111 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Both this and their max. blend are delicious, and probably among the best red blends in the region. Probably the best? I think so.

Both this and their max. blend are delicious, and probably among the best red blends in the region. Probably the best? I think so.

Oct 9th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

13 October 2018; Ravines Wine Cellars, Ravinous Table Lunch & Tastings.

Post lunch tasting, no formal notes.

13 October 2018; Ravines Wine Cellars, Ravinous Table Lunch & Tastings.

Post lunch tasting, no formal notes.

Oct 19th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Producer Note (Because I thought it was interesting):
"Le Petit Caporal is an homage to the spirit of adventures and leaders; people of strength and integrity who are born to change the world. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the stellar Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge vineyards bordering Tug Hollow Creek, which carves its way through a deep ravine to the East side of Seneca Lake.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Cabernet Franc (28%), and Merlot (4%) from the Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge Vineyard, located on the South-East side of Seneca Lake."

Ok this wine caught me off guard, was looking for something in the cellar that we hadn't had yet, and it needed to pair with beef tomahawks on the grill tonight, so I dug out this bottle...And wow, as
@Mike R says I don't like it, I ❤ it!!

I'm normally not a new release drinker, usually believing that many (not all) wines do need rest to come together. This is young and showing a little heat (13% ABV) but not distracting at all. FLX region wines never seem to disappoint, this is $35 retail, I believe our Club price was $28, we'll be getting more.

The nose has mocha dusted blueberry and chocolate covered cherry.

Palate has cherry, blackberry, fresh ground coffe and very minimal oak influence.

We'll hold some of this until tomorrow (I think 😉) and I'll update my notes... It's soo tasty!

24hr Update: Holding strong, nose lightly muted and palate is consistent. Noticed a touch of a green note showing late in the evening on Day 1, not present on Day 2.

Producer Note (Because I thought it was interesting):
"Le Petit Caporal is an homage to the spirit of adventures and leaders; people of strength and integrity who are born to change the world. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the stellar Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge vineyards bordering Tug Hollow Creek, which carves its way through a deep ravine to the East side of Seneca Lake.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Cabernet Franc (28%), and Merlot (4%) from the Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge Vineyard, located on the South-East side of Seneca Lake."

Ok this wine caught me off guard, was looking for something in the cellar that we hadn't had yet, and it needed to pair with beef tomahawks on the grill tonight, so I dug out this bottle...And wow, as
@Mike R says I don't like it, I ❤ it!!

I'm normally not a new release drinker, usually believing that many (not all) wines do need rest to come together. This is young and showing a little heat (13% ABV) but not distracting at all. FLX region wines never seem to disappoint, this is $35 retail, I believe our Club price was $28, we'll be getting more.

The nose has mocha dusted blueberry and chocolate covered cherry.

Palate has cherry, blackberry, fresh ground coffe and very minimal oak influence.

We'll hold some of this until tomorrow (I think 😉) and I'll update my notes... It's soo tasty!

24hr Update: Holding strong, nose lightly muted and palate is consistent. Noticed a touch of a green note showing late in the evening on Day 1, not present on Day 2.

Aug 6th, 2018
Jim Nelson

C’est pas petit.

C’est pas petit.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Angelo Casagrande

It was driving me nuts but I figured out the nose. Dill. Green pepper and a little mint in the palate. The cab franc seems to come to the forefront ( disclosures- not a big cab franc guy). Cab gives it some heft; more than I expected from a cool weather climate. Tannins and alcohol totally in check. Well made wine.

It was driving me nuts but I figured out the nose. Dill. Green pepper and a little mint in the palate. The cab franc seems to come to the forefront ( disclosures- not a big cab franc guy). Cab gives it some heft; more than I expected from a cool weather climate. Tannins and alcohol totally in check. Well made wine.

May 5th, 2020
Jeff Miller

Fantastic red wine from the Finger Lakes. Floral with a pure beam of black fruit including black currant, black plum and black cherry that is slightly underripe with evident pyrazines. Definitely picking up a heavy chocolate note on this wine. Nicely balanced with well integrated oak, acid and a kimestone minerality from the famed Argetsinger Vineyard. One of the best reds I’ve had from the region. Cabernet, Merlot and Cab Franc Blend.

Fantastic red wine from the Finger Lakes. Floral with a pure beam of black fruit including black currant, black plum and black cherry that is slightly underripe with evident pyrazines. Definitely picking up a heavy chocolate note on this wine. Nicely balanced with well integrated oak, acid and a kimestone minerality from the famed Argetsinger Vineyard. One of the best reds I’ve had from the region. Cabernet, Merlot and Cab Franc Blend.

Mar 26th, 2019
Kate Kennon

Brother Dan gives it a 7 - I give it an 9 - love it!

Brother Dan gives it a 7 - I give it an 9 - love it!

Dec 16th, 2018
sarah

Cranberry finish at Maggie and thomas's condo

Cranberry finish at Maggie and thomas's condo

Aug 12th, 2018
John Mcgrory

John had this 4 months ago

John had this 4 months ago

Aug 2nd, 2020
Danielle Podeszek

Danielle had this 7 months ago

Danielle had this 7 months ago

Apr 14th, 2020