- Relic Cabernet Franc The Prior 2012 Product #30170 (In Stock)
375 cases made; 3 available. As Robert Parker said, "this is a killer example of this varietal, which can do wonders in selected micro-climates in Napa." In this case, rugged Stagecoach Vineyard (75%) and Calistoga's Frediani Vineyards give this fantastic purity and aromatics to go with the plush palate. 18% Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and 4% Petit Verdot (both from Stagecoach) layers on another dose of complexity. Fabulous stuff.
“An absolutely profound wine is the 2012 Cabernet Franc The Prior. I don’t know what source Mike Hirby used for his Cabernet Franc, but this is a killer example of this varietal, which can do wonders in selected micro-climates in Napa. Forest floor, blueberry, black raspberry and acacia flowers all swirl from the glass in the complex aromatics offered up. It’s lovely texture, which is full-bodied, but light on its feet has produced a rather sublime example of Cabernet Franc that is supple, round, beautifully textured and quite pure with a positive finish. Drink it over the next decade.”Wine Advocate 95 points