Miner Family

The Oracle Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3422 ratings
9.488 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Cecil Ramirez

2008 vintage. Opaque garnet color, balanced tannins, smooth mouthfeel. Stewed black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, baking spice, earth, leather notes; lingering finish.

2008 vintage. Opaque garnet color, balanced tannins, smooth mouthfeel. Stewed black cherry, blackberry, green bell pepper, baking spice, earth, leather notes; lingering finish.

Mar 29th, 2020
Mike R
9.3

Smiling

Smiling

Jul 23rd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Powerful but also elegant, dried flowers and blackberry on the nose, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, vanilla bean and black pepper on the palate

Powerful but also elegant, dried flowers and blackberry on the nose, blackberry, blueberry, cassis, vanilla bean and black pepper on the palate

Feb 18th, 2018
Dan Thomas

Really great. Well integrated oak and nice development.

Really great. Well integrated oak and nice development.

Jan 25th, 2018
Mike Steffel

2004 out of a 9L!!
Amazing

2004 out of a 9L!!
Amazing

Dec 17th, 2017
Brian Thompson

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

8.8

A bit too extracted. Lots of dried dark fruit, leather and licorice notes with a bit of dustiness. Ripe and hot on the palate. Was expecting more out of this one.

A bit too extracted. Lots of dried dark fruit, leather and licorice notes with a bit of dustiness. Ripe and hot on the palate. Was expecting more out of this one.

Oct 29th, 2017
Aaron Means

Respectable, but I wasn't liking this. Too much licorice and cola for Bordeaux blend.

Respectable, but I wasn't liking this. Too much licorice and cola for Bordeaux blend.

Aug 10th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. This afternoon we open the 2012 Miner The Oracle Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Still at this young age needs some time to open up.

On the nose there is good black fruit, black cherry, raspberry, black currant, eucalyptus, mint, cocoa and a bit of minerality.

On the palate, the black fruit comes through with notes of black raspberry, black cherry, black currant, eucalyptus, dark rich soil and a good mineral play.

The wine is medium bodied, medium to + acidity, medium + rounded tannins with a medium to long finish. A nice well blended wine that has 5-10 years to go in bottle. I hope everyone got enough to eat and enjoyed the day with loved ones. Please continue your weekend enjoying family and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. This afternoon we open the 2012 Miner The Oracle Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Still at this young age needs some time to open up.

On the nose there is good black fruit, black cherry, raspberry, black currant, eucalyptus, mint, cocoa and a bit of minerality.

On the palate, the black fruit comes through with notes of black raspberry, black cherry, black currant, eucalyptus, dark rich soil and a good mineral play.

The wine is medium bodied, medium to + acidity, medium + rounded tannins with a medium to long finish. A nice well blended wine that has 5-10 years to go in bottle. I hope everyone got enough to eat and enjoyed the day with loved ones. Please continue your weekend enjoying family and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulNov 24th, 2017
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

All stagecoach vineyard fruit mostly CS, cf and the rest merlot Malbec and pv

All stagecoach vineyard fruit mostly CS, cf and the rest merlot Malbec and pv

2 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Riccardo L.

Body and grace. Beauty and beast?

Body and grace. Beauty and beast?

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2019