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.
Winemaker Notes ... Lush aromatics of raspberry and dark cherry with a hint of eucalyptus. The Oracle is decadent, but with finesse. Earthiness and layers of dried flowers and cocoa integrate harmoniously into a finely balanced marriage between tannin and acid, providing the structure that ensures, like all impeccable beauties, this wine is sure to age gracefully.
90 Points James Suckling ... This has a very ripe feel with fruit that sits in the red-berry zone. Some baked berries, too. The palate has medium body and delivers a very ripe impression with tannins wrapping the finish firm. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot.