94 Insider Points
90 Points- Wine Enthusiast
90 Points- Cellar Tracker Average
90 Points- Wine and Spirits
See Emily Play. She Goes For The Cab.
That's my short homage to the Pink Floyd (I'm an avid fan, check out their 1st album if you don't know it). This is a fun cab that will pair nicely with any one of their records. I might turn on Obscured by Clouds while enjoying this later tonight. This wine is layered like a Floyd song (that's a good thing).
The nose shows jammy blackberry and graphite aromas. On the palate, cassis, raw chocolate, tobacco leaf, ground coffee and dried fig. It has a medium body with light acidity and nice tannin. It has a folding finish with more blackberry on the latter end. Perfect for a mellow night in.
94 Points - JZ November '17
"An homage to the winery's cofounder, this blends the main variety with 19% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, with the fruit sourced from an estate vineyard as well as the mountainous Stagecoach. Soft in firm supportive tannin, the flavors are ripe and heady in blackberry and plum with accents of cedar and coffee."- Wine Enthusiast
"A tightly built, honest Napa Valley cabernet, this is a blend from four vineyards—Stagecoach, Buselli, Miner and Schein. It’s mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and franc, with a little Merlot. Black fruited and intense, with bitter-chocolate tannins adding to the richness, this is balanced, if not long or detailed in its flavors."- Wine and Spirits
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot
Napa Valley, CA
One of Napa’s shining stars, Miner Family offers up premium expressions of the Valley’s terroir. Rich and opulent while maintaining a distinct air of refinement, Emily’s Cuvee is a perfect homage to Napa Cab and its namesake, Emily Miner.
Lovingly crafted to reflect both the iconic wife of founder Dave Miner and to honor the pinnacle of Napa’s benchmark grape, this glassful is layered with rich, black cherries and laced with baking spice and mocha. Every sip is compelling and lingers like a fond memory.
Why we love it:
- Named one of Bon Appetite Magazine’s “Top Five” All American wines in 2004, Miner made a big splash with its flagship 2001 Oracle. Since then, Dave Miner and his team have garnered Wine & Spirits Magazine Winery of the Year (2006), a slew of accolades and scores, and their wine has been regularly poured at White House dinners.
- The acclaimed team at Miner sourced fruit from Stagecoach, Buselli, Miner, and Schlein vineyards for this eponymous bottle. The fruit spent nearly 2 years aging in French oak barrels, just over half of which were new.
- Winemaker Stacey Vogl crafts this sumptuous bottle with a combination of old and new world techniques. Her fusion delivers a terroir-driven bottle chock full of expressive flavors layered with the spiced nuance of oak and time.
- Since co-founder Emily Miner succumbed to cancer in 2011, Miner has donated 10% of the sale of Emily’s Cuvee to the V Foundation each year in remembrance of her brave battle. This namesake bottle does more than honor Emily, it helps others continue their fight with cancer.
Decadent and rich wine layered with aromas of black fruit and hints of mocha, espresso, and toasted oak.
Founded in 1988 by Dave Miner, president of Oakville Ranch Vineyards, along with his wife Emily and his parents, Ed and Norma, Miner Family Vineyards produces small lot, handcrafted wines using fruit from Oakville Ranch, Ed and Norma's vineyard and other carefully selected California vineyards. Best known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, they also produce limited quantities of other varietals using a combination of old world winemaking techniques and modern technology. Their focus is on producing high end, reserve-style wines that reflect the unique characteristics of individual vineyards or terrior where those specific varietals grow best.
Best with grilled steak seasoned simply with salt & pepper, Flat iron steak served with crumbled gorgonzola; baby back ribs; plank-barbecued salmon and robust, hard cheeses.