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The Benedetto Players, Back in the Valley

August 16th, 2011

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Saturday is the big day!

Preparations are well underway, and we’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend here in sunny Oakville.

Gates open at 5:30pm for dinner & wine tasting

On the menu…

Seasonal Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto
Bruschetta
Bratwurst, Chicken Italian Sausage & Linguica
Spit Roasted Pork
Grilled Salmon
Roasted seasonal veggies
Caesar Salad
Parmesan garlic bread

The Benedetto Players take to the stage at 7pm
Post-show bottle signing by the Players in the Tasting Room

Please Note…

  • Dinner/BBQ wines: Rosato, Sangiovese, Tempranilllo, Sauvignon Blanc (other half bottles available for purchase during show)
  • Benedetto tasting with complimentary Riedel signature glass
  • Casual summer dress code, evenings cool off considerably
  • Complimentary FedEx Cold Chain Shipping on all purchases made at the show
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

Questions or to purchase additional tickets visit: www.minerwines.com
800.366.9463 ext 17

Here & Now. The Oracle. Textbook ‘07 Vintage

July 5th, 2011

It’s here–the latest release of The Oracle from the exceptional 2007 vintage. A small crop coupled with spot-on ripening conditions at Stagecoach Vineyard allowed us to make a plush, very complex red blend. Already well-received by the press, The Oracle is now available for purchase.

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95 Points Wine Enthusiast April 2011
“A wonderful wine, delicious and satisfying, and another great example of the ‘07 vintage in Napa. Made of the five classic Bordeaux varieties, it’s full-bodied, dry and richly tannic. The flavors are enormously complex, suggesting blackberries, cassis, olive tapenade and cedar, with a long, sweet finish…” –S.H.

90 Points Wine Spectator June 2011
“A rich, gutsy style, with dense, extracted currant, graphite, espresso sage and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and concentrated, finishing with firm tannins. Needs aeration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.”-J.L.

Keep it Cool

Hot temperatures should not keep you from enjoying Miner’s finest. We’ve got you covered with temperature controlled shipping - Cold Chain - from Fed Ex. Your wines will arrive in excellent condition regardless of the heat and humidity this summer. Learn more here.

The Players Return - Benedetto Tickets Live

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th

Join Dave Miner in Oakville for a casual wine dinner al fresco, Benedetto Cabernet tasting and live jazz featuring “The Benedetto Players” - Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and Howard Paul.This annual concert event celebrates the release of the Miner Benedetto Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, a partnership with world famous guitar maker Robert Benedetto.

The Benedetto Experience ~ Buy Tickets Now

Benedetto Release Celebration August 20th

May 10th, 2011

The Benedetto Players Return this Summer

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5:30 ~ Dinner & debut tasting of the 2008 Miner Benedetto Cabernet Sauvignon
7pm ~ Live music under the stars

Miner Family Winery
7850 Silverado Trail
Oakville, Napa Valley

Save this date, and join us for an evening of fine wine and live jazz featuring “The Benedetto Players” - Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and Howard Paul - with special guests Ben Tucker and Quentin Baxter. This annual concert event celebrates the release of the Miner Benedetto Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon, a partnership with world renowned guitar craftsman Robert Benedetto of Benedetto Guitars.

EVENT DETAILS

The winery gates will open to concert guests for tasting and dinner al fresco at 5:30 pm. The jazz guitar concert featuring the Benedetto players begins at 7pm. This event is held outdoors overlooking the vineyards (open seating only).

Tickets online $125 per person ~ Wine Club discounts apply

Pre-Release 2007 The Oracle Brings in 95 Points

March 22nd, 2011

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Although we always prize personal taste over point systems, we are pleased when the press recognizes and appreciates our well-balanced wines. Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s April issue features a preview of the 2007 The Oracle, giving it a score of 95. Keep a look out for the ‘07 vintage, not yet available to the public, to be released in the coming months. The Oracle 2006 release (93 points, Wine & Spirits Magazine) is currently available through Miner and select retailers.

Here’s the full review:

95 POINTS, MINER 2007 THE ORACLE
“A wonderful wine, delicious and satisfying, and another great example of the ’07 vintage in Napa.  Made of the five classic Bordeaux varieties, it’s full-bodied, dry and richly tannic. The flavors are enormously complex, suggesting blackberries, cassis, olive tapenade and cedar, with a long, sweet finish.  Already throwing some sediment, it should age well for the next ten years.”
–S.H.

Upcoming Events, March On the Road

February 19th, 2011

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BERKELEY WINE FESTIVAL, MARCH 16TH
Wine Dinner with Dave Miner at The Claremont
Modeled after the prestigious Boston Wine Festival, this second annual event features a winemaker dinner hosted by Dave Miner at Meritage Restaurant in Berkeley’s famous Claremont Hotel.  Reserve your seats online for the Miner Family Winery dinner on March 16th.

RHONE RANGERS SAN FRANCISCO GRAND TASTING, MARCH 27TH

Come taste over 500 wines from more than 100 Rhone Rangers wineries at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Sample gourmet foods from 25 or more specialty food purveyors, including cheese, bread, olive oil, charcuterie, fruits and other sweets and chocolates.
Purchase your tickets online or call 1-800-213-6406 for ticket sales.


More Miner events coming up in April & May… please keep a look out on our event calendar

Dave will be at Smith & Wollensky Boston

February 2nd, 2011

Dave will be at Smith & Wollensky Boston braving the winter weather and tasting with the Red White Tasting Crew from 6pm to 7:30pm EST…stay tuned

Decanting now 5pm

Hard-to-fine Wine Rhone Tasting this Sunday

January 26th, 2011

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th 11am

Limited to only 20 guests total

MINER FAMILY WINERY
7850 Silverado Trail
Oakville, CA 94562
Map It

The featured wines available to taste and purchase through Miner at
this unique event were crafted by French winemaking stars Francois
Villard and Yves Gangloff. Only a small quantity of these
sought-after wines can be found in the U.S. market. Dave Miner will
personally host this private tasting and share his long-time passion
for Rhône wines with friends of Miner.

All wines are available for immediate purchase and future allocations
are on a first come first served basis:

DOMAINE MATHILDE AND YVES GANGLOFF
Cote Rotie Les Sereines Noir 2007
Cote Rotie La Barbarine 2007
Condrieu 2008
St Joseph Blanc 2008

DOMAINE FRANCOIS VILLARD
St Perey Version Blanc 2008
St Joseph Mairlant Blanc 2007
St Joseph Fruit D’Aveilleron Blanc 2008
Condrieu Le Grand Vallons 2008
Condrieu Les Terrases du Palat 2008
St Joseph Reflet 2007
Cote Rotie Le Gallet Blanc (red) 2007
Cote Rotie Le Gallet Blanc (red) 2006

$100 per guest (tasting fee waived with case or more purchase)

Reservations can be made online for this invitation-only tasting to
be held on Sunday, January 30th at 11am.

Miner in Manhattan

January 17th, 2011

This Thursday, January 20th from 6-8pm, vintners from Napa Valley will be pouring their wines at free tastings throughout New York City. Miner will be there to represent and pour current releases at Upper East Side retailer Acker Merrall & Condit.

Come see us in the City!
http://www.ackerwines.com
160 West 72nd Street (bet. Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.)
http://tastenapany.eventbrite.com/

Looking for perfectly sippable presents this holiday season?

December 1st, 2010

Greetings Friends of Miner,

Whether you’re looking for all reds or all whites - maybe the best of both - to give or receive this holiday season, Miner has it all. We’ve put together some wonderful wine gift sets for unusually low prices (think under $100). Click here to view all of the holiday packages now or give us a call at 800.366.WINE (9463) so we can personally take care of your holiday gifting.

The Miner Experience

A perfect introduction to the Miner experience. Two of our signature wines - a Bordeaux blend and an elegant Chardonnay - together for a special price for the season. One bottle each of 2004 The Oracle, Napa Valley Red and 2007 Wild Yeast Chardonnay.

Regular Price $140 Holiday Price $99

The Miner Experience

4-Bottle Set, Stagecoach Reds

2007 was a spectacular vintage for Napa reds. Enjoy a selection of four of our favorite ‘07 Napa Valley reds from our favorite source - Stagecoach Vineyard. This package includes one bottle of each: Stagecoach Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Merlot, Malbec and The Odyssey.

Regular Price $195 Holiday Price $149

4-Bottle Set, Stagecoach Reds
4-Bottle Set, Winter Whites

Well-made, elegant white wines are always in season. These wines will pair perfectly with your seasonal crab, lobster and clam dishes. This set of four Miner favorites includes one bottle of each: 2008 Napa Chardonnay, 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Viognier and 2008 La Diligence Marsanne.

Regular Price $108 Holiday Price $79

4-Bottle Set, Winter Whites

For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, all orders must be processed before Friday, December 17th. Be sure to check out other items in our online store including Miner gear and glassware for a little something extra from Santa. Please note that holiday packages are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so place your gift order early.

One of the highlights of the season at the Miner household is taking stock of our cellar in anticipation of opening special wines with family and friends. We invite you to uncork a bottle (or two) of Miner in the coming weeks and then share your experience with us. Whether by email, Facebook or in person, we always appreciate hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Dave & Emily Miner

*Note offer valid only in legal ship-to states. Visit our online store to see if we are able to ship to your state.

A VINTAGE HARVEST ~ Crush Celebration 2010

October 12th, 2010

Saturday, October 30th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

7850 Silverado Trail, Oakville, Napa Valley

  • Re-visit vintages past and barrel taste futures in our caves
  • Crushworthy BBQ by C.B. Hannegans featuring spit roasted pork & BBQ salmon
  • Retro music provided by our own in-house DJJC
  • One-day only wine pricing on select wines

RSVP by purchasing tickets online at http://store.minerwines.com/Product323

$30 for Wine Club Members / $45 Guests