Rich, ripe cherry and blueberry flavors mingle with cedar, spice and classic, firm Oakville tannins. More on '04... grapes realized ripeness earlier that most growing seasons. Acid balance eventually caught up and temperatures were steady into harvest. This vintage was small in terms of crop size but grand in quality and character for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
"Miner's big, very outgoing Cabernet places its emphasis on ripeness and rich oak, but beneath its immediate sweetness, it shows a solid measure of persistent black currant fruit. If presently roughed up by both tannin and evident heat at the finish, it finds plenty of fruit powering through at the end, and it has all of the depth and essential extract it needs to age comfortably..."