94 Insider Points
91 Points- Wine & Spirits
91 Points- Tasting Panel
"Stacy Vogel blends this from fruit from five vineyards, including Stagecoach and the Miner estate vineyard in Oakland’s eastern hills. It’s dominated by green cedar scents when first opened, needing two days of air for the fresh black currant flavors to take precedence. This is chunky and intense, while still maintaining freshness and mineral-inflected tannins. For the cellar."-Wine & Spirits
"Smooth, spicy and juicy with black raspberry and spice; rich, tangy and long. 5% Cabernet Franc "- Tasting Panel
The 2013 Emily’s Cuvee Napa Cab from Miner has developed nicely since its release, and is now drinking with power, complexity and grace. This is a substantial wine, broad shouldered with lip smacking tannin, but still showing the elegance of well made Napa Cab. Black cherry, blackberry and cassis blend with mocha, tobacco, cedar and just a hint of violet on the deep and dense palate, and it should only get better over the next decade. Enjoy now through 2030. - DZ Jan 2017
Napa Valley, CA
95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc
$0 SHIPPING Selection (4+/btls)
One of the Silverado Trail’s brightest stars, Miner Family is a cult winery that produces hype absolutely justified—considering the beauty of its limited wines. Miner made an ager in 2013, a new-perfect vintage and one for the long haul. This ’13 got 91 points from Wine & Spirits and 91 points from the Tasting Panel. While our Panel puts it closer to 95, after a couple of years of bottle time, which softened somewhat this killer Cab’s intense kick.
“This is chunky and intense, while still maintaining freshness and mineral-inflected tannins. For the cellar," says W&S. And from TP: ‘"Smooth, spicy and juicy with black raspberry and spice; rich, tangy and long.”
This 2013 Cab includes a touch of minty Cabernet Franc, which adds a note of menthol and minerals to this otherwise toasty, black-fruited red. Winemaker Stacy Vogel makes the utmost of five of Napa Valley’s top single vineyards—Stagecoach and the Miner estate vineyard along with Emilio’s Terrace, Buselli and Schlein.
Reasons why we love it:
- All the critics and industry insiders agree when it comes to the amazing quality of Napa Cabernet from the 2013 vintage. Parker: 98 points. Wine Enthusiast: 95. From the Los Angeles Times: “…In terms of quantity, it’s turning out to be an average year. In terms of quality, though, winemakers are pretty much ecstatic about the 2013 vintage.”
- Miner Family’s “Emily’s” Cabernet is named in honor of this esteemed winery’s co-founder Emily Miner.
- Stagecoach is an iconic Cab site. This 800-acre vineyard was planted around enormous rocks and boulders atop the eastern hills of Napa Valley. At nearly 1,500 feet above the valley floor, this vineyard consistently produces bold, age-worthy wines from its famously red, rocky, volcanic soils.
- Miner’s estate vineyard, which makes up a large percentage of this five-vineyard Cab is situated in eastern hills of the Oakville AVA.
- Stacy Vogel, head winemaker at Miner Family Vineyards earned a Masters Degree from U.C. Davis before working harvests in Burgundy, France and in Australia. Vogel has made a slew of award-winning wines since joining Miner in 2008.
This blend is as expressive and elegant as Miner's muse, in remembrance of Emily Miner, co- founder of Miner Family Winery.
A decadent and rich wine layered with aromas of black fruit and hints of mocha, espresso and toasted oak. Truly iconic Napa Valley for a truly iconic woman.
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.