2001 Miner Family The Oracle0 Ratings
2001 Miner Family The Oracle
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines36% Merlot; 35% Cabernet Franc; 29% Cabernet Sauvignon. This deep and riveting mix of Bordelais varietals is at once both wonderfully rich and very well polished, and it goes places that can not be explained by Merlot alone. Its generous themes of cassis and black cherries are laced with highlights of cocoa and rich loamy earth, and its considerable oak is placed in just such a way as to add richness and range yet not challenge the wine's preeminent fruit. It has so much going on that it will tem...
International Wine CellarBright red-ruby. Aromas of red berries and sassafras are overshadowed by notes of tar and charred oak. Offers good texture, with flavors of dark berries, sassafras, leather and tobacco, along with a tarry, chewy wood element. Finishes with somewhat gritty, drying, oak-powered tannins and plenty of spice from the wood.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 16 notes)