Miner Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Wine Review (NW)
Nose of blueberry, cedar, and spices
Mixed berry core, fairly dense
Moderate tannins with a chocolate and berry finish
Fairly dense and flavorful, this is a wine that seems well made. It has many of the components of a good Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, but is missing the x factor. In other words, this wine is good, but not exciting. When I spend $130 on a bottle at a restaurant, it needs to be exciting. (the price you're likely to see in a store is $60).
Maybe it will be more exciting after laying in the cellar for a few years. Raise a glass to Oakville producers, but don't expect much x factor in this price range anymore!