2016 Miner Emily's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley
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.
Robert Parker 90
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Emily's is deep garnet-black in color with tar, earth and herbs on the nose over blackberries, plums, cassis and crushed rocks. The palate is medium-bodied, firm and chewy with good intensity and a lively finish.