Miner

800.366.WINE (9463) 7850 Silverado Trail
Oakville, CA 94562
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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. 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 Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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Miner on Snooth

  • What are the secrets of a winemaker with over one hundred 90+ point wines ... ... ... for California goal rush miner Joaquin Murrieta, the first to discover the property) starts with California winemaking pioneer Louis Mel. In 1884, armed with cuttings from Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux, Louis Mel began planting vines on the Livermore pl... Read More

    From the article All About Wine, Vine by Vine


  • California’s Livermore Valley is entwined with the legacy of winemaking ... honors Joaquin Murrieta, a miner in the California gold rush who discovered the property in the late 1800s. The vineyard area was first planted in 1884 with cuttings from Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux, bridging the gap between the Old and New Worlds. It was purch... Read More

    From the article New World Wine Secrets: Murrieta's Well


  • Miner Viognier California 2014

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    Tea leaf and white blossom notes with peach and lemon on the nose. Emollient and juicy on the palate with floral notes of blossom and pear with pleasant white peach and zesty green apple and watermelon on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Miner Pinot Noir Gary's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey 2012

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    Medium light aromas are lightly floral with rose petal aromas and ripe red cherry. Full and rich mouthfeel with candied cherry and ripe red currant notes, hints of lavender, vanilla and sweet cinnamon spice. A well balanced, delicious and refreshing wine with loads of flavor and spice.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Miner Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

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    Inviting dark black currant and bramble fruit aromas with warm baking spices and hints of cocoa. In the mouth, this is quite rich and full bodied, showing good structure and tannic grip, cocoa and black olive adding some herbal hints to the blackberry and black currant fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Miner the Oracle 2011

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    Elegant and herbal notes of ripe raspberry and cranberry fruit with a bold note of vanilla. Powerful and pronounced on the palate, with spicy flavors of cream and big bunches of red fruit, black olive and dark chocolate, some licorice and leather notes.90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Miner the Oracle 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Miner Family Vineyards Chardonnay Wild Yeast Miura Vineyard Napa Valley 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, ... saignées: 2014 Miner Mendocino Rosato of Sangiovese: Retail $20. Saignée of Sangiovese. The Miner shows considerable fruit--strawberry, raspberry, and just a hint of banana. On the palate, the fruit persists, and the acidity comes in. This is a solid effort. Very Good 8... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Get Serious About Rose


  • Miner Viognier 2009

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    A perfect way to turn someone onto the viognier grape: Delicious bright banana and mango, unctuous texture. Bright and happy. A great summer afternoon wine. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


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