Oakville East Exposure

2014 Cabernet Franc

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 181


Oakville East Exposure


Cabernet Franc

5 cases produced


  • Exceptional Cabernet Franc from the top of “Magic Mountain” benefits from an eastern Oakville exposure
  • We feel our 20-plus-year-old Cabernet Franc vines rival any in the world
  • A huge wine with our signature soft, elegant tannins, allowing for graceful aging or early enjoyment
  • A bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot join the Cab Franc in new French oak for 22 months

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is an exceptional Cabernet Franc from the top of a magic mountain benefits from an eastern Oakville exposure, with the 20-plus-year-old Cabernet Franc vines rivaling the best in the world. This is a huge wine with soft, elegant tannins, allowing for graceful aging or early enjoyment. A bit of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot convivally join the Cabernet Franc in new French oak for 22 months, resutling in a wine with forward dynamic aromas and mid-palate excitement.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

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.

Double Decanted

11514 Gallant Ridge Lane

Houston  TX  77082


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Merryvale Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Schlatter Family Estate Vineyard 21
Herb Lamb Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 20
Oakville East Exposure 2014 Cabernet Franc Oakville Majek 20
Clos Pegase 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga The OG 19
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 19
Rocca Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville Collinetta Vineyard, Block One Barrel Select 19
Young Inglewood Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 19
Crosby Roamann 2012 Red Wine Napa Valley 18
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