Oakville East

Exposure Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2112 ratings
9.017 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
"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
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2018
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
David Kline

Pungent purple cherries and blossoms, minted blackberry wrapped in a virtual banana leaf of greenness at this point. More to come.

Pungent purple cherries and blossoms, minted blackberry wrapped in a virtual banana leaf of greenness at this point. More to come.

Jul 9th, 2017
Joe Roth

Nice Oak I’ll fruit.

Nice Oak I’ll fruit.

Sep 7th, 2019
Warren Grossman

Fruit forward, dark berries, finishes well

Fruit forward, dark berries, finishes well

Sep 2nd, 2018
Berry Van Weelden

Beautifully balanced. Smells like oak (vanilla!). Subtle berries and very easy to drink

Beautifully balanced. Smells like oak (vanilla!). Subtle berries and very easy to drink

Apr 15th, 2018
Rick Zywotko

Nice bottle we found hiding in the cellar. 2010, glad we found it.......good flavor profile, but maybe right at peak, or slightly past. Too much $$ for a 91 pointer, yet still enjoyable, just not anything fantastic, or memorable. Short to Medium finish, still full bodied, with blackberries predominant.

Nice bottle we found hiding in the cellar. 2010, glad we found it.......good flavor profile, but maybe right at peak, or slightly past. Too much $$ for a 91 pointer, yet still enjoyable, just not anything fantastic, or memorable. Short to Medium finish, still full bodied, with blackberries predominant.

Mar 8th, 2018