- BlendCabernet Sauvignon
- WinemakerStacy Vogel
- RegionCalifornia North Coast
- VineyardVyborny Vineyard in southern Oakville and Bonny’s Vineyard
- Aging/Cooperage22 months in 100% new French oak
- Production10 cases produced cases
Miner Family Winery Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
MINER has some of the best terroir on the eastern hills in Oakville, farmed organically by the legendary Phil Coturri. Winemaker Stacy Vogel achieves a supremely balanced 100% Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from two remarkable and distinct vineyards. The Vyborny Vineyard lends structured, dusty tannins and plenty of dark fruit from this rocky site on the southern border of Oakville. The lush, rich blue fruits in the blend come from Bonny’s Vineyard on the northern border of the Oakville nested appellation, nestled next to the Napa River.
It’s Cabernet from another planet -- amazing! Will outlive me, for sure. Nose and palate are so fantastically bright and precise, with crushed blackberries and red currants. Terrific, perfectly harmonious, lightly toasted Asian spices and clove, worn, polished leather, and a finish that goes on for a minute! Truly a one-of-a-kind, special occasion buy for serious Napa Valley collectors!!
What’s PNV? Premiere Napa Valley wines are the most unique wines made in Napa Valley. The event is a centerpiece of the Napa Valley Vintners, where, for 3-4 days a year, trade members like us get to bid on TINY quantities of very special wines crafted just for this event, that we are able to taste during this short period. Though reminiscent of how Hospices de Beaune wines are produced in Burgundy, the process is uniquely American. HERE’S a good video to further explain, if you like! But know this -- these will not be seen again, EVER! We loved this wine so much we actually submitted this wine for professional review to Owen Bargreen who reviews Washington State for Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media and he gave it a glowing 94 point review, see below.
PAIRING IDEAS: It's not just Taco Tuesday - it's taco ANYday. We're craving some al pastor! Spit-grilled pork with chili spices and roasted pineapple...yum! If you're ever in Los Angeles, check out Guerilla Tacos, or any of these places on this list!
MUSIC SUGGESTIONS: With Dave Miner, owner of Miner Family, being such a music fanatic and quite a talented guitar player, we thought we would do him justice with one of my all-time favorite jazz guitarists, Charlie Christian. Try “Stompin’ At The Savoy” to hear the brilliance of one of the all-time greats.