Although we prize personal taste over point systems, we are pleased when the press recognizes and appreciates our well-balanced wines.

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 Tasting “Winery Of The Year”

“The winery’s flagship wine is The Oracle, made with fruit contracted from Stagecoach Vineyards, in the hills just above Oakville Ranch. The 2002 was the winery’s top-scoring red this year. It has sleek, generous texture and just enough granitic minerality to distinguish it from valley-floor Oakville wines. It tastes like it was grown in the hills.” —Wine & Spirits 2006

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REDS

The Oracle, Napa Valley Red Wine 2007

90 Points | Wine Spectator June 2011
“A rich, gutsy style, with dense, extracted currant, graphite, espresso sage and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and concentrated, finishing with firm tannins. Needs aeration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2012 through 2022.” —J.L.

 

 

95 Points | Wine Enthusiast April 2011
“Miner 2007 The Oracle (Napa Valley) $90. A wonderful wine, delicious and satisfying, and another great example of the ’07 vintage in Napa. Made of the five classic Bordeaux varieties, it’s full-bodied, dry and richly tannic. The flavors are enormously complex, suggesting blackberries, cassis, olive tapenade and cedar, with a long, sweet finish. Already throwing some sediment, it should age well for the next ten years.” –S.H.

Connoisseurs’ Guide, December 2010

93 Points | Wine & Spirits Magazine, April UPDATE _ MIA
“Dave Miner sources most of the grapes for this blend from Stagecoach Vineyard, planted at 1,500 feet on Altas Peak…It’s a cool savory red with fine tannin ripeness. While oak is a formidable part of the structure, the fruit tannin is what gives a lasting impression, with a complexity that includes ferrous elements and a mushroom-like fruitiness. This has the concentration and stature to benefit from ten years in the cellar.”

The Oracle, Napa Valley Red Wine 2006

93 Points | Connoisseurs’ Guide April 2011

This lovely, deeply filled blend of varietals grown in the famed Stagecoach Vineyard is a reminder that great vineyards make for great wines even in what for others may be difficult years. A big and very rich opus, Miner’s Oracle makes no apologies for its ripeness or oak, but the terrific, very well-extracted dark fruit that runs its length is what earns it a place among highly recommended wines. It has the structure and potency to grow for a good many years, and we caution against pulling its cork before at least a half-dozen years have come and gone.

SF Wine Competition 2010 Gold Medal Winner for Premium Bordeaux Blend

Wine & Spirits Year’s Best Cabernet & Blends, December 2010

93 Points | Wine & Spirits Magazine, April 2010
“Dave Miner sources most of the grapes for this blend from Stagecoach Vineyard, planted at 1,500 feet on Altas Peak…It’s a cool savory red with fine tannin ripeness. While oak is a formidable part of the structure, the fruit tannin is what gives a lasting impression, with a complexity that includes ferrous elements and a mushroom-like fruitiness. This has the concentration and stature to benefit from ten years in the cellar.”