Oakville East

Exposure Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2125 ratings
9.119 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

A ripe Cabernet, offering a blast of fruit in the flashiest way. Wows with tiers of blackberries, black cherries, cassis, cocoa, cool mint, spice and smoked meat that are almost sweet, but the finish is dry. The powerful oak overlay is perfectly in keeping with the wine's volume.

A ripe Cabernet, offering a blast of fruit in the flashiest way. Wows with tiers of blackberries, black cherries, cassis, cocoa, cool mint, spice and smoked meat that are almost sweet, but the finish is dry. The powerful oak overlay is perfectly in keeping with the wine's volume.

Feb 5th, 2021
"Odedi"

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix, and it's my 4,500th review on Vivino. Time to celebrate with a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, dark coffee, light tobacco, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Very fruity with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 2 hours of airtime.

This 7 year old from the 2012 vintage, is very fruity, rich, extracted and delicious. Will be even better in 5 years. A great sipping wine.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Good by itself or with food. Would pair very well with a big piece of steak on the grill.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix, and it's my 4,500th review on Vivino. Time to celebrate with a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon.

Beautiful nose of blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, dark coffee, light tobacco, vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Very fruity with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 2 hours of airtime.

This 7 year old from the 2012 vintage, is very fruity, rich, extracted and delicious. Will be even better in 5 years. A great sipping wine.

Wine Enthusiasts 91 points.

Good by itself or with food. Would pair very well with a big piece of steak on the grill.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

$90.

Jun 7th, 2019
Colin Cahoon

Luscious and velvety, this big cab is in its prime after 10 years in the bottle. The nose is molasses and spice. On the palate there is more spice, vanilla, black tea, and cocoa. The finish is oaky with more molasses, chewy tannins, and fine acid. This is a classic Oakville cab.

Luscious and velvety, this big cab is in its prime after 10 years in the bottle. The nose is molasses and spice. On the palate there is more spice, vanilla, black tea, and cocoa. The finish is oaky with more molasses, chewy tannins, and fine acid. This is a classic Oakville cab.

2 people found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2018
Rob Brobst III

In the immortal words of Waylon Jennings “I’m a ramblin man....”

In the immortal words of Waylon Jennings “I’m a ramblin man....”

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2020
Jay Root

This was a very nice surprise. Gift from a peer I was not sure what to expect. Bold, jammy and velvety smooth. Smokey finish capped this off.

I would recommend letting this breathe before drinking. It could age a few years if you so wish

This was a very nice surprise. Gift from a peer I was not sure what to expect. Bold, jammy and velvety smooth. Smokey finish capped this off.

I would recommend letting this breathe before drinking. It could age a few years if you so wish

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2019
Jayna Fontenot

Gorgeous almost rusty maybe color. Legs, 7/10. Light on the nose, strawberry and cranberry. Taste is amazing!!! Light but fruit forward and just sweet enough.

Gorgeous almost rusty maybe color. Legs, 7/10. Light on the nose, strawberry and cranberry. Taste is amazing!!! Light but fruit forward and just sweet enough.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2019
Robert Evans Jr

Robert had this 5 years ago

Robert had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2018
Ruel Laxa

Ruel had this 7 years ago

Ruel had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2015
Colin Cahoon

Coffee, molasses, and dark fruit. Long oak and cedar finish with medium tannins.

Coffee, molasses, and dark fruit. Long oak and cedar finish with medium tannins.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

A fairly new discovery for me this winery will certainly get (much) more attention from me in the future.
A great wine from a shamefully under-rated vintage in Napa.

A fairly new discovery for me this winery will certainly get (much) more attention from me in the future.
A great wine from a shamefully under-rated vintage in Napa.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015