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The Oracle, Miner’s flagship wine, is an exceptionally balanced, full-bodied red blend made from grapes grown at Stagecoach Vineyard in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. In Greek mythology, the oracle was a source of inspiration and revelation. Miner hopes that you will find the answers to life’s most compelling questions while enjoying The Oracle with friends and family.
The wine blends all five red Bordeaux varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon has the biggest share, followed by Cabernet Franc and Merlot, then Petit Verdot and Malbec. It ages 20 months in 60% new French oak.
Miner Family Vineyards
Miner Family Vineyards is a family-owned California winery tucked along the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation in the heart of Napa Valley and founded in 1998 by Dave and Emily Miner.
After years spent working in the software industry, Dave Miner got his start in wine in 1993 as president of Oakville Ranch Vineyards, owned by his late uncle, Robert Miner. He decided to become a custom crush client and started his own label in 1996.
When the Miner caves were completed in 1999, Dave and Emily purchased the winery building from his family and the first Miner Family wines were released. The inaugural vintage of their flagship wine Oracle, a Bordeaux-style blend, was released in 2004 and the winery was also named “Top Five” All-American wines of 2004 by Bon Appetite Magazine. Another honor was received by Miner Family Winery in 2006 from Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top 100 “Winery of the Year”.
Miner has no vineyards of its own but sources their grapes from a number of California’s finest vineyard sites that allows complete farming control to ensure their wines’ consistency and quality. The winery crafts wines divided into four categories: Bordeaux-style, Burgundy-style, Rhone-style, and other wines that include Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Rosato.