Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 93
"36% Merlot; 35% Cabernet Franc; 29% Cabernet Sauvignon. This deep and riveting mix of Bordelais varietals is at once both wonderfully rich and very well polished, and it goes places that can not be explained by Merlot alone. Its generous themes of cassis and black cherries are laced with highlights of cocoa and rich loamy earth, and its considerable oak is placed in just such a way as to add richness and range yet not challenge the wine's preeminent fruit. It has so much going on that it will tempt early drinking, but five or six years needs to pass before its grows into all it could be."
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Miner Family Winery is a dynamic, family-owned winery tucked along the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation in the heart of Napa Valley. Founded in 1998 by Dave and Emily Miner along with his parents, Ed and Norma, Miner makes reserve style wines using fruit from Napa Valley and other specially selected California vineyards. Well known for a powerhouse collection of red wines, Miner's portfolio is lead by The Oracle, an elegant Bordeaux-style blend, and the classic Miner Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Miner wines are crafted to reflect the pure clarity of the varietal while capturing the essence of the vineyard.