A row of barrels in the Relic cave.

2011 The Prior Cabernet Franc

This is our second release of The Prior, and it is a beauty. This sensual wine shows some classic aspects of Cabernet Franc: exotic spice, pungent aromatics and tons of palate volume, along with less often encountered traits: great color, deep richness, suave tannins, layered complexity, beguiling charm and sweet fruit. Not just the “other” Cabernet, this has its own delicious character that can’t be ignored. No doubt the great vineyard sources that make up this wine – Stagecoach, Frediani and Kenefick Vineyards - help to give depth.

  • 76% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc from the distinguished sites of Stagecoach and Frediani Vineyards
  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Kenefick Ranch
  • Aged in 100% new French Oak for 21 months
  • 240 cases produced from 10 barrels

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