Oakville East Exposure

2011 Cabernet Franc

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 148
Vintage: 2011

Oakville East Exposure


Cabernet Franc

5 cases produced


The Cabernet Franc wine derived from our Oakville East Exposure vineyard on top of the "Magic Mountain" is truly worth of its name: MAJEK, so we’ve chosen to feature it as our Premiere Napa Valley offering. The Cabernet Franc that grows on this sun-drenched, rock-filled red/orange soil is considered by many the best Cabernet Franc grapes this side of Chateau Ausone. Besides, Beans the Texas Longhorn has overlooked this vineyard for twenty years, so it must be great! Taste the MAJEK!

Aging Process

70-75% new French Oak for 20 months

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.72
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Marie-Laure Ammons

Winemaker, Oakville East Exposure

Winemaker, Marie-Laure Ammons

French native Marie-Laure, grew up in the rural Limousin region. With winemaking diplomas from both Burgundy and Bordeaux, Marie-Laure began her career in France at Domaine Lejeune in Pommard, Chateau de Pressace Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, and Dulong Negoiciants in Bordeaux. Fascinated by the energy and potential fro great wine in California, she moved here and began woring with Philippe Melka in 2003. With our 2010 vintage at Oakville East, Marie-Laure became our Head Winemaker. Sarah Gott our previous Winemaker has taken the new position of Consulting Winemaker for OE wines.

Country born: United States

Education: Graduated from the University of Bordeaux and The Viticulturist School of Beaune-Burgundy.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
To bring grapes to bottle with minimal intervention while making sure that the finished wine brings its place and elegance to each taste.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005


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