Relic Wines The Prior 2010
Dense, chewy and rustic, with a soulful core of extracted dark berry, mineral, cedar and black licorice. The tannins swarm on the finish, revealing lots of fruit and flavor to hang on to. Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2024.
A wine that seems too light and elegant without enough meat and density is the 2010 Cabernet Franc The Prior. It reveals some attractive mulberry and fresh herb-like notes, but it never offers much intensity. The finish offers a less than impressive mouthfeel.