Miner Family Winery

2011 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 24


Miner Family Winery

Red Wine
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Owner Dave Miner and winemaker Gary Brookman chose to take a new direction for Premiere Napa Valley this year, with an offering that leans a bit to the right—the Right Bank, that is. While we bottle both a Cabernet Franc and a Merlot, we have never, until now, created a blend of these two varietals. So for Premiere Napa Valley, we offer just that, with the fruit coming from one stellar source: the renowned Stagecoach Vineyard. By pairing incredibly concentrated Merlot and floral and spicy Cabernet Franc from this site, we’ve created a rich but gorgeously balanced and aromatic wine—a departure from status quo, but uniquely Miner.

Aging Process

22 months in French Oak approx 50% new

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.68
  • 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.

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