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2015 Trébiac, Graves

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This is an easy-to-enjoy Bordeaux with character and consistent quality at a price that's about half of what one may expect based on its taste. Château de Trébiac delivers on all counts and has been a K&L favorite for years. Managed by Arnaud de Butler, the estate is located on a gravel plateau south of Bordeaux and in recent years has seen extensive upgrades to the vineyards and winery. The 2015 is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot.

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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Markavage | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/30/2018 | Send Email
Simply good Bordeaux for a fair price. Château de Trébiac brings a lighter, more approachable style with a silky tannin structure. Full of ripe red fruit, gravel and mint.

Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2018 | Send Email
We sell huge amounts of this staff and customer favorite every year, and the 2015 is the best vintage of Trebiac I’ve ever tasted! It has a rich and openly expressive fruit profile of blue and red berries, with notes of mint, herbs, gravel and spice. It has an incredibly approachable and drinkable nature, and is an incredible deal in terms of balance, structure and complexity in the world of red wines.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2018 | Send Email
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Perfect, value-driven, Tuesday night, Hamburger wine. Soft and fruity like most all of the 15s--this wine has a mineral aroma with some toasty qualities. Some blueberry notes on the palate. Party wine.
Drink from 2018 to 2025

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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 Médoc 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.


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- 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