The 2013 Emily’s Cuvee is an eponymous offering in remembrance of Emily Miner, cofounder of Miner Family Winery who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2011. This blend is as expressive and elegant. They honor her by crafting a decadent and rich wine layered with aromas of black fruit and hints of mocha, espresso and toasted oak. This is truly an iconic Napa Valley wine for a truly iconic woman. This blend is from the various Napa vineyards and is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It has been aged for 21 months in 55% new French Oak barrels.
Miner is a dynamic family-owned winery tucked along the eastern hills of the Oakville appellation in the heart of Napa Valley. Founded in 1998 by Dave and Emily Miner, Miner Family Winery crafts reserve-style wines by sourcing fruit from Napa Valley and other specially selected California vineyards.
Winemaker Stacy Vogel uses a combination of old world winemaking techniques and modern technology to make wines that reflect the unique characteristics of individual vineyards or “terroir” where specific varietals grow best. This fusion of superb vineyard sites and thoughtful winemaking allows Miner to deliver elegant, expressive wines. The suggested price is $50.
As a tribute to Emily Miner and to continue the fight against cancer, the Miner Family will be donating 10% of sales of Emily’s Cuvee to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The foundation was formed by ESPN and Jim Valvano in 1993, and aims to find faster solutions and better answers to fight cancer. Since its founding the V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in cancer research grants nationwide.
Lung cancer alone kills more Americans every year than the next three most common cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. And one in five women who contract it will be non-smokers.
“Emily’s diagnosis of lung cancer in 2008 was a big blow to our family and community as she had never in her life smoked cigarettes,” said David Miner, Owner of Miner Family Winery and Emily’s husband. “She fought her four-year battle with dedication and conviction and was the honoree at the V Foundation Wine Celebration in 2009, when more than $1 million was raised for lung cancer in her name. I know she’d be proud to see that we are continuing to fight this deadly disease.”
“Emily and Dave Miner were one of the first donors to the V Foundation Wine Celebration years before Emily was diagnosed with lung cancer,” Julie Allegro, Founder and Chairwoman, V Foundation Wine Celebration. “Throughout her fight, she lived by the mantra ‘Never Give Up’ and was a passionate spokesperson for additional cancer funding. Emily was a wonderful person inside and out and her spirit will live on in us as we continue to fight for a cure.”
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