Wine Review: 2009 Miner Family La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard Napa Valley Syrah

Wine Review: 2009 Miner Family Syrah, La Diligence Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley

Miner Family Syrah: Miner Family’s “La Diligence” is a small production collaboration between Miner Family winemaker Gary Brookman and Northern Rhone producer Francois Villard. This was my first exposure to this families wines and I guarantee it will not be my last. The Miner Family Syrah is a wine that impresses in every way possible. Making the type of statement that only comes from diligence in the vineyard and perfection in the winemaking technique. With an aroma and flavor profile of hickory smoked black pepper candied bacon it is hard to imagine fans of full flavored Syrah not flocking to this phenomenal wine.

Rating: Excellent (94) | $45 | 14.5% ABV


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


  1. Debbie October 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    Great pick! Ive had a few of them.

  2. Gregory Despain October 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    Thank you, we are always looking for wine thats something a little different for our guests!

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