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December 29, 2015

Miner Family Wines

Miner Family Wines History

In 1993 following a number of years spent working in the software industry, Dave Miner got his start as President of Oakville Ranch Vineyards, owned by his late uncle, Robert Miner. Having spent years as an enthusiastic wine consumer and collector, Dave had a natural affinity for the business. In 1996 The Miner Family Winery brand was born. Dave, working as President of Oakville Ranch, decided to become a custom crush client and start his own wine label. In 1997 Gary Brookman joined as winemaker for Oakville Ranch and to establish Dave’s own label, Miner Family. A former Joseph Phelps alum, Gary is the perfect candidate to handle the wine portfolio, as well as expand their custom crush client business. In 1999 the caves at Miner were complete. With a combination of digging machines and dynamite, the over 20k+ square feet of caves were carved into the hillside with walls six inches thick and sprayed with gunnite. These underground hallways are naturally cooled with the high humidity and low temperatures, creating perfect conditions for wine aging. -via

Miner Family Wines

Miner Family Wines

The Miner Family Wines are sophisticated wines, blends and single varietal mirroring the classic Rhone, Bordeaux, and Burgundy wines of France. To appreciate and savor the Miner Family Wines is to embrace the classic Old World wines in this new style, paying homage.

• 2013 Miner Family Napa Valley Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay, this classic white is characterized by crisp apple, ripe melon and citrus flavors beautifully balanced with toast and oak flavors. SRP $30.00

• 2011 Miner Family Wild Yeast Chardonnay 100% Chardonnay this full-bodied and lush wine shows off flavors of ripe pear and melon with caramel and nutty notes balanced by oak spice and bright acidity SRP $50.00

• 2011 Miner Family Stagecoach Vineyard Merlot this Merlot blend of 83% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petite Verdot is chock full with rich ripe fruit and spice notes and oak, this Merlot has a nice grip from the round tannins on the long finish. SRP $40.00

• 2012 Miner Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon this blend is comprised of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Merlot 2.5% Petit Verdot and 2.5%Malbec. This wine is dark in color and full-bodied that coats the palate with a rich texture, and a long finish. SRP $50.00

• 2012 Miner Family Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc bursts with black cherry and licorice a very sophisticated wine with well-rounded lush tannins SRP: $75.00

• 2011 Miner Family The Oracle Napa Valley Red Wine an exceptional blend wine comprised of 49% Merlot 38% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot; this Miner flagship wine is opulent and elegant; this full-bodied, single vineyard red blend is a true beauty now and for years to come. SRP: $90.00

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