95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc from the Stagecoach, Emilio’s Terrace, Buselli, Miner and Schlein Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. The wine is aged for 21 months in 55% new French oak.
The Miner Emily’s Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an SRP of $50 and is available for as low as $40 (Saturday Splurge). 3,065 cases produced. 10% of the sales of this wine are donated to the V Foundation in remembrance of winery co-founder Emily Miner who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2011. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Decadent, rich, iconic Napa Valley – Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows elegance and depth with layered aromas of black fruit and hints of mocha, espresso and toasted oak. Dark in color, this full-bodied Cabernet coats the entire palate with rich texture and a long finish, boasting fine-grained tannins. Drink young with decanting or cellar through 2022.
It’s been awhile since we’ve featured a Saturday Splurge wine here at Reverse Wine Snob but Christmas is the perfect time to splurge and try something a bit out of our price range. A classic Napa Valley Cabernet always hits the spot.
The 2013 Miner Emily’s Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a beautiful and aromatic combination of black cherry, herbs and spice. Tasting the wine reveals lots of smooth, delicious dark fruit plus graphite, mocha, spice and more. With great structure and balance the wine is drinking quite well right now but should also be able to age nicely for several more years. It ends dry, grippy and a bit dusty on the long, delicious finish.
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