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Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed

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Miner Family Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2019

$18.75

I was poured the family’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc at lunch recently and it stole the show. I couldn’t believe it was a 2019 because it still had great acidity and so much life in it. It was delicious, crisp and even had a creamy finish like it was aged in oak.

I actually have met Dave a few times, so I asked him ‘between him and me’ if this saw oak at some point before bottling. But the secret I got was not at all what I was expecting. Dave chuckled and said he got that question a lot. “I don’t tell many people the real secret, which is that we add a little late harvest Sauvignon Blanc to the blend.” It adds a little bit to the roundness and richness, while still letting the fruit speak for itself. It even adds some ageability for the wine. It’s a pretty good trick.

Critics clearly agreed. They gave this sensational Napa Valley value double 90-point reviews (91 for Suckling) though Jeb probably summed it up best when he capped his review of the wine by declaring it, “about as drinkable as they come.”

Expert Reviews

91 Points, James Suckling
Pretty aromas of green apple, honeydew, lime curd and zest. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a gently waxy texture. Flint on the finish.

90 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Pretty sugared lime and light white peach notes emerge from the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, a medium-bodied, lightly textured, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc that’s about as drinkable as they come.

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