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Miner Family Winery Oracle Red Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2006 Vintage) Our flagship wine, inspired by the ancient Greek Oracle, reveals flavors of spicy plum, ripe blackberry with hints of cedar backed by requisite acidity and supple, generous tannins. Made using fruit sourced from the renowned Stagecoach Vineyard, this Bordeaux style blend will drink well through 2014. The cooler 2005 vintage stands out for its ideal ripening conditions that allowed for incredible complexity, color and nuance.

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    50% cab sauvignon the rest was malbec, cab franc, and petite verdot, merlot. Bordeaux blend

    almost 7 years
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    Great fruit. leather, pepper to the nose.

    almost 7 years
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    robin and I enjoyed with a nice ribeye

    about 6 years
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    Earthy

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) 52% Cabernet Sauvignon; 26% Merlot; 21% Cabernet Franc; 1% Malbec. Clean and a bit mild given its ripeness and complex blend of varieties, this wine is full on the palate and sports a bit of curranty fruit along with hints of toasted herbs and chocolate. Its finishing tannins are firm but not aggressive or abrasive, and the wine is likely to drink well for the next several years alongside beef or lamb roasts.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2004 Vintage) Dark red. Aromas of black raspberry, bitter cherry, mocha, mint and nutty oak. Juicy, sappy and rather suave, with good spicy lift to the currant and cherry fruit flavors. This has a silky pliancy of texture that the winery's 2005 cabernet can't yet match. Finishes with sweet, dusty tannins and very good length.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage)