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Miner Chard Napa 2009

Member Review by 40somethinglife:

Things that people don’t like about Chardonnay’s, I love! Too buttery, the more buttery the better, too oaky, leave in that barrel for a decade, too heavy, bring it on. I love heavy, toasty, buttery, oaky Chardonnay’s and the Miner Chardonnay did not fail. A pale gold color, so much lighter than you would expect from this powerful wine. This Chardonnay has scents of apple and citrus and you can almost smell butter. Its aroma is also toasty, very oaky and rich. “It is fermented and aged in 45% new French oak, Malolactic conversion was held at 50% to balance the flavor profile.” At first taste there is vanilla, cream and ripe melon. It is soft and smooth on the palate and remains that way for quite sometime. I think this wine deserves food. I truly felt like it needed a companion so that is what I did. I made myself a late dinner, supper if you will of poached salmon and asparagus with lemon, olive oil and rock salt –yum. The wine was perfect with this dish. It was so good I had to try a second glass just make sure. I was right. This is a deliciously seductive Chardonnay, especially with a nice piece of salmon!

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Miner Family Vineyards is a dynamic family owned winery tucked into the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation, squarely within the heart of Napa Valley. Founded in 1998 by Dave & Emily Miner along with his folks Ed & Norma, Miner is defined first and foremost by a sensational portfolio of wines, wines consistently characterized by and committed to individualistic style and uncommon quality.... Read more
Miner Family Vineyards is a dynamic family owned winery tucked into the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation, squarely within the heart of Napa Valley. Founded in 1998 by Dave & Emily Miner along with his folks Ed & Norma, Miner is defined first and foremost by a sensational portfolio of wines, wines consistently characterized by and committed to individualistic style and uncommon quality. In only a few short years, Miner has identified, sought and secured a number of California’s finest vineyard sites to produce and showcase a wide array of varietals. Each wine is crafted in a style to encapsulate the distinctive elements and the indelible fingerprints of their respective vineyards. This combination of excellent vineyard sites along with passionate and thoughtful winemaking injects the necessary components for creating profoundly joyful wines. Miner is also very much about people. It’s no secret to those in the know that the Miners have strived to and succeeded in surrounding themselves with the very best in the business. From the uncompromising talents of winemaker Gary Brookman and his companions in the cellar, to the fine folks in the tasting room, sales department and beyond, Dave & Emily have assembled a youthful and serious team of passionate and dedicated players. Just as faithfully committed are the numerous distributors, restaurant, retail partners and loyal fanatics that also faithfully share in Miner’s vision and commitment to quality matched by a burning passion for great food and wine. It is this level of determination, trust, passion and the occasional bit of hedonism that serves as the driving force behind each and every bottle of Miner. The wings of the Miner label also serve as an homage to family, heritage and place. Dave’s grandfather arrived in this country from Persia in 1914. His ancestry, tracing back numerous generations, leads to the people, culture and heritage of ancient Assyria. When Dave first bottled wine under his family’s name he looked to the roots of this family ancestry for inspiration. The Miner Family wine label is based on an ancient Assyrian relief in the image of a Winged Sun God. This symbol represents the brilliant light of the sun, which illuminates the life of mankind while providing energy and warmth to the grapevines. It also represents abundance and prosperity and brought life and health to the vines of the family’s distant ancestors. It is the hope that Miner Family Vineyards and those who enjoy their wines, will prosper with this good fortune for many years to come. On behalf of Miner Family Vineyards, we welcome all of you to join us in our ongoing search for bottled nirvana. To those that have and continue to support us along the way and to those who are trusting us now for a new discovery, we offer a humble debt of gratitude and a sincere thanks. Without you we are not. Read less
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Member Reviews for Miner Chard Napa

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Snooth User: 40somethinglife
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2011

Things that people don’t like about Chardonnay’s, I love! Too buttery, the more buttery the better, too oaky, leave in that barrel for a decade, too heavy, bring it on. I love heavy, toasty, buttery, oaky Chardonnay’s and the Miner Chardonnay did not fail. A pale gold color, so much lighter than you would expect from this powerful wine. This Chardonnay has scents of apple and citrus and you can almost smell butter. Its aroma is also toasty, very oaky and rich. “It is fermented and aged in 45% new French oak, Malolactic conversion was held at 50% to balance the flavor profile.” At first taste there is vanilla, cream and ripe melon. It is soft and smooth on the palate and remains that way for quite sometime. I think this wine deserves food. I truly felt like it needed a companion so that is what I did. I made myself a late dinner, supper if you will of poached salmon and asparagus with lemon, olive oil and rock salt –yum. The wine was perfect with this dish. It was so good I had to try a second glass just make sure. I was right. This is a deliciously seductive Chardonnay, especially with a nice piece of salmon!


Snooth User: bnels210
642339220
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/20/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: stevehoff
3278715
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/15/2007

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Miner Chard Napa

External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/01/2008

Connoisseurs' Guide: Complex notes of ripe apples, creme brulee, toasted bread and savory spices are combined in the deeply framed, rich aromas of this somewhat full-bodied, mouthfilling and well-balanced wine. It follows on the palate with ripe and wide-ranging flowers and has both the range and the depth to be a great mealtime choice to accompany well-seasoned roasted chickens served with fancy reduction sauce or for the fleshy fishes with fusion-influenced sauces. It does not need long-aging but is certain to reward a few years of patient cellaring.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/01/2008

Miner Chardonnay Wild Yeast Napa



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