Sean Minor

"Every once in a while we are presented with wines that are complete "no brainers", and Sean Minor's wines certainly fell into that category. They all offer tremendous quality and balance at incredibly low prices.

Sean Minor has been in the wine business for 20+ years, starting at Beaulieu Vineyards and then moving to Oregon to run King Estate and Benton Lane wineries. He then returned to California to oversee Renwood Winery and then started his own label in 2005.

In 2011, Sean began to offer wines under the Sean Minor label and the Sean Minor Four Bears (which refers to his four children) label. The Sean Minor label features premier regions from California and now includes the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros Pinot Noir and Napa Valley Red Blend. The Sean Minor Four Bears label represents the same quality in an affordable, everyday style and includes the Central Coast Chardonnay, Central Coast Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc and Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sean's goal is to keep costs down and yet maximize quality at every step. As Sean states, "My winemaking philosophy is to offer wines that exude quality and truly represent the appellation from which they're produced, yet are affordable for everyday enjoyment." To achieve this, he starts with a base for each wine that he crafts from grapes he vinifies at his winery. He augments this with selected lots of purchased wines when top quality juice comes available on the bulk market."

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Sean Minor 4B Chardonnay 2017
"Sean Minor's Central Coast Chardonnay is incredibly well-balanced and over delivers big time at this price point. It displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the wine shows notes of toasted pear, ripe peach and crisp green apple with a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. The
Item Number: 30588
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Sean Minor 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2016
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89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Focused, with fresh-tasting cherry, currant and mulled berry flavors that are supported by sinewy acidity. Hot stone notes show on the finish."  "Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich aromas of plum, cherry, green tea and a slight clove spice. On entry, the
Item Number: 29896
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 "Complex and nuanced, with subtle red and dark berry, plum, licorice and cedary oak notes, tapering off on the finish, where the flavors are less pronounced."  "Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in
Item Number: 27514
Bottle:$19.95
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Sean Minor 4B Chardonnay 2016
"Sean Minor's Central Coast Chardonnay is incredibly well-balanced and over delivers big time at this price point. It displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the wine shows notes of toasted pear, ripe peach and crisp green apple with a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. The

Sean Minor 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2015
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "EDITOR'S CHOICE-A rose petal aroma starts things off in this wine, while the palate provides a delicate rendering of rhubarb, strawberry and forest floor flavors, buoyed by a gravelly texture and balanced ripeness."   "Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich

Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
"Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in your mouth, the wine's silky raspberry fruit flavors and the combination of oak and tannin nuances create a well balanced, rich and full bodied wine that draws you in for more. Grapes

Sean Minor 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2014
"Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich aromas of plum, cherry, green tea and a slight clove spice. On entry, the wine has a lean entry with rich and sweet cherry and plum flavors framed by vanilla and oak notes throughout the mid-palate. The spicy finish lingers on the palate. The

Sean Minor Chardonnay 2015
This Central Coast Chardonnay is a golden straw color and displays aromas of apricot, apple, and honeydew with subtle notes of butter. On the entry, tropical fruit notes with green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouth feel. The green apple and

Sean Minor 'Sonoma Coast' Pinot Noir 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This is an impressive wine at the price and production level. Well made and light in color, it has streaks of cool-climate sandalwood, floral spice and soft blueberry and cherry marking a medium-bodied palate."  "Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich aromas of

Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
"Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in your mouth, the wine's silky raspberry fruit flavors and the combination of oak and tannin nuances create a well balanced, rich and full bodied wine that draws you in for more. Grapes

Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in your mouth, the wine's silky raspberry fruit flavors and the combination of oak and tannin nuances create a well balanced, rich and full bodied wine that draws you in for more. Grapes

Sean Minor 'Carneros' Pinot Noir 2013
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"Our Carneros Pinot Noir is medium bodied with cherry, cola, plum and blueberry. It is well structured and elegant with lingering spicy/earth notes and cherry flavors throughout the mid- palate. The vanilla and toast integrates well with the silky round tannins on the lengthy finish." ~Winery notes

Sean Minor 'Carneros' Pinot Noir 2012
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"Our Carneros Pinot Noir is medium bodied with cherry, cola, plum and blueberry. It is well structured and elegant with lingering spicy/earth notes and cherry flavors throughout the mid- palate. The vanilla and toast integrates well with the silky round tannins on the lengthy finish." ~Winery notes

Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in your mouth, the wine's silky raspberry fruit flavors and the combination of oak and tannin nuances create a well balanced, rich and full bodied wine that draws you in for more.

Sean Minor '4B' Carneros Pinot Noir 2011
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The 2011 Pinot Noir 4B is an 18,000-case cuvee made from destemmed Pinot Noir (Pommard and Dijon clones). It spent ten months in French oak of which 18% was new. This is a sexy, lush, perfumed Pinot boasting notes of strawberries, cherries and forest floor, presented in a

Sean Minor 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
"Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of raspberry, cassis and cigar box. Once in your mouth, the wine's silky raspberry fruit flavors and the combination of oak and tannin nuances create a well balanced, rich and full bodied wine that draws you in for more.

Sean Minor 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"Every once in a while we are presented with wines that are complete “no brainers,” and Sean Minor’s wines certainly fell into that category. They all offer tremendous quality and balance at incredibly low prices. Sean Minor has been in the wine business for 20+ years, starting at Beaulieu Vineyards

Sean Minor 'Carneros' Pinot Noir 2010
"Every once in a while we are presented with wines that are complete “no brainers,” and Sean Minor’s wines certainly fell into that category. They all offer tremendous quality and balance at incredibly low prices. Sean Minor has been in the wine business for 20+ years, starting at Beaulieu Vineyards