Miner Family Winery

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 14


Miner Family Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Dave Miner and winemaker Gary Brookman singled out our top Cabernet Sauvignon block at Stagecoach Vineyard for our Premiere Napa Valley 2011 lot. Located high above the valley floor along the rugged eastern slopes of Napa Valley, Stagecoach Vineyard is a key fruit source for our wine portfolio led by our flagship Bordeaux-blend, The Oracle.

Aging Process

Barrel Aging: 20-22 Months 60% New French Oak

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Gary Brookman

Winemaker, Miner Family Winery

Winemaker, Gary Brookman

Gary Brookman began his professional winemaking career in 1980 at Joseph Phelps Vineyards, where he worked with a myriad of varietals and refined his skills with each passing harvest. After his tenure at Phelps, Gary spent two years at Franciscan Estates, where he garnered a passion for wild yeast fermentation. Gary has been an integral part of Miner Family Winery since its inception in 1998. Gary and his wife, Joan, live in St. Helena, where they raised their two children.

Country born: United States

Education: California State University, Humbolt
Bachelor of Science Degree

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
After more than a decade at the helm as Miner's winemaker, Gary Brookman remains dedicated to making expressive, elegant wines that are true to each varietal and vineyard. He makes more than 24 boutique bottlings for Miner using fruit from Napa Valley and other specially selected California vineyards. By using a combination of "Old World" winemaking techniques and modern technology, he crafts wines that reflect the unique characteristics of individual vineyards or "terroir" where specific varietals grow best.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: It allowed us to experiment with different lots from our mainstay mountain grown vineyard, Stagecoach Vineyard

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