2012 Trébiac, Graves

SKU #1214631

You need look no further than Graves for a screamingly good example of ready-to-drink, Merlot-based red. Tobacco, oak and black currant aromas exude from this value-driven Bordeaux, which drinks like a bottle three times the price.

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Staff Image By: Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/11/2016 | Send Email
If you're looking for an everyday red, this offering from Trebiac is a great choice. The mouthfeel of this wine is spectacularly smooth and round making it a convenient Bordeaux that is drinkable now. It is full of red fruit, vanilla, cedar and some mineral that gives it complexity. This is one of my go-to Bordeauxs under 15 bucks!

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2016 | Send Email
This gravely, earthy wine is one of the best Bordeaux values we carry year after year. Always elegant and fresh yet possessing plenty of fruit and lively structure this has a bang to buck ratio that is off the charts.

Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/11/2016 | Send Email
This is a fantastic deal in Bordeaux right now thanks to our Direct Import program, and a perfect table red to stock up on. Lush berry with notes of pomegranate and cedar are matched with a surprisingly silky mouthfeel. There is lots of good ripe fruit here but it is balanced with minerality and some acid. Fine tannins help to finish the wine softly with a little hint of tobacco. This is one of those ones to just buy by the case and open up for almost any dinner occasion.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2015 | Send Email
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A superb property making great value wines. Tons of mineral here. Sweet and lush. Buy it by the case.
Drink from 2015 to 2020

Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/15/2015 | Send Email
With a very attractive brambly nose of brown sugar, plums and tobacco, this wine offers plenty of immediate drinking enjoyment. It's opened, and with notes of ripe fruit alongside the tannins and acidity framing it all. Very good buy indeed.

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/5/2015 | Send Email
This open knit, easy going Graves drinks so nicely right now that I have a hard time believing the super low price! The Trebiac is a round, plummy Bordeaux with very nice minerality on the back end. If you were considering a domestic Cabernet in this price range, see how much more Bordeaux can deliver for your dollar!
Top Value!

Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/5/2015 | Send Email
Exceptional value. Juicy, easy drinking, tank raised style. Fresh, blue / black fruits, easy, soft and elegant.
Top Value!

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


Specific Appellation:


- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.
Alcohol Content (%): 13