Relic Runs the Gamut

As Relic nears its 20th anniversary, Schatzi Throckmorton and Mike Hirby are mastering a wide range of reds, from Cabernet and Pinot Noir to Syrah, Grenache, Cab Franc and more

Relic Runs the Gamut
There's a lot more than Cabernet resting in barrel at Relic. (James Molesworth)
Jul 10, 2020

As Relic nears its 20th anniversary, Schatzi Throckmorton and Mike Hirby are mastering a wide range of reds, from Cabernet and Pinot Noir to Syrah, Grenache and Cab Franc. Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth tastes a sampling of the 2018 lineup.

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