Oakville East Exposure

2012 Cabernet Franc

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 215
Vintage: 2012

Oakville East Exposure


Cabernet Franc

5 cases produced


  • Exceptional Cabernet Franc from the famed Saunders Vineyard on top of "Oakville East"
  • 20-year-old Cabernet Franc vines produce grapes that we feel rival the best from Bordeaux
  • A huge wine with our signature soft, elegant tannins allowing for graceful aging or early consumption
  • A tish of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot accompany the Cabernet Franc in new French oak for 22 months

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.78
  • 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.

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Suite 319
Orlando  FL  32819

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