The Miner Family vineyards produce wines that reflect the opulent side of California winemaking, with big plush flavors that impress from the moment you uncork the bottle.
Miner's wines are on Chairman's Selection sale in Pennsylvania, which is a good thing, considering the suggested sticker price. But even with a $17 discount, I find Miner's Bordeaux-style blend, the 2003 Oracle, a bit steep at $49.99. It's more plump dark fruit than profoundly moving. And at that price, I want to be moved.