Miner "The Oracle" Red Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, California, 2013 (Half Bottle, 375ml)
Overview of the Wine
Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner, president of Oakville Ranch Vineyards, along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma, Miner Family Vineyards produces small lot, handcrafted wines using fruit from Oakville Ranch, Ed and Norma's vineyard and other carefully selected California vineyards. Best known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, they also produce limited quantities of other varietals using a combination of old world winemaking techniques and modern technology. Their focus is on producing high end, reserve-style wines that reflect the unique characteristics of individual vineyards or terroir where those specific varietals grow best.
Grape / Blend
Red Bordeaux Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker Tasting Notes
Miner Family’s flagship wine, a full-bodied, single vineyard red blend, grants a nod toward elegance for the 2013 vintage. This Bordeaux-style blend is silky, reserved and supremely balanced.
Lush aromatics of raspberry and dark cherry with a hint of eucalyptus, The Oracle is decadent, but with finesse. Earthiness and layers of dried flowers and cocoa integrate harmoniously into a finely balanced marriage between tannin and acid, providing the structure that ensures, like all impeccable beauties, this wine is sure to age gracefully.
93 - Tasting Panel
A polished blend of all five Bordeaux varieties with a rich cardinal hue; nose of plum with some vegetal notes; tangy and well-balanced with a long finish.