Winery Tasting Notes: “This crisp Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in stainless steel. With aromas of stone fruit and freshly cut herbs, followed by grapefruit-melon flavors on the palate, this wine is best enjoyed in its youth. Drink within 2-3 years of the vintage.”
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Cases Produced: 1,148
Winemaker Name: Stacy Vogel
Maturity: Drink Now – 2020
Pairings: Raw or lightly cooked shellfish (ie. oysters and prawns), grilled fish, sashimi or sushi, gazpacho, goat cheese
Staff Review: DREW MOFFAT – For my dollar I don’t think there is a more consistent winery year-after-year then Miner Family Winery when it comes to producing over 15 varieties. We first started selling Miner about 12 years ago and have much success with several varieties including; Pinot Noir (Garys’ & Rosella’s), Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay (Napa & Wild Yeast), Viognier and the list just goes on-and-on. That’s why with temperatures warming up, choosing the 2014 Miner Sauvignon Blanc was a no brainer.
I tend to be a fan of lighter, elegant, crisp, non-abrasive Sauvignon Blanc’s and this stainless steel fermented, 100% SB fits the bill. This wine is made for the Sunday brunches, or early evenings on the back deck. Having a “ph” of 3.36 (scale of acid-to-base) and “ta” of .58 (total acid) means that it is a little higher and acid and will have that more crisp, tart taste. Being that this wine has been in bottle for almost 3 years, it currently is in its prime of drinkability and will pleasantly please the most discerning palate…especially when paired with the suggested food items above!
Last thing, if you never have been to Miner Family Winery, located on the Silverado Trail in Oakville, I would definitely make the trip. They have a walk-up tasting bar for parties of 6 or less, or several different options for larger parties. You can find more information by clicking here: http://minerwines.com/visit/tasting-room-caves/
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