Miner Family Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 55


Miner Family Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


  • With 25% Cabernet Franc added for complexity, this wine is robust, concentrated and superbly balanced
  • Single vineyard wine from the renowned Stagecoach Vineyard, located high above the valley floor
  • 2012 was one of the best growing seasons of the last decade offering slow, even ripening
  • Aged for 24 months in 55% new French oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.7
  • 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: 20-30 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.


222 Sutter Street
Suite 450
San Francisco  CA  94108


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