Graves Wine

Graves

Graves is a very important part of Bordeaux, located downstream (south) of the city of Bordeaux, south of the Medoc. The name refers to its gravelly soil. The Medoc was just a swamp and it was Graves that produced the best wines of the region until the Dutch drained the Medoc in the 17th century. The region is known for white wines, especially (but not only) botrytized dessert-style ones like Sauternes, but is also home to Haut-Brion, one of the original First Growths, and, in fact, produces more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated reds than whites.

– Description from Hana Choi

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Mission

    The Mission or Pais grape was the first Vitis vinifera vine planted in North America. From 1697 until well into the 1...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon

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  • Château Smith Haut-lafitte

    HISTORY: The estate is located in a single block on a gravelly rise; 55 of the 72 hectares are pl...

  • Château Villa Bel-Air

    Chateau Villa Bel-Air is located in Saint-Morillon in the heart of the “Graves” appellation. In t...

  • Château Malartic-Lagraviere

    Château Malartic-Lagravière, originally Domaine de Lagravière, is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac...

  • Château Coucheroy

    André Lurton Since 1987 : President and founder of the Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan, inst...

  • Château de Fieuzal

    Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premi...

  • Château Haut-Bergey

    In the fifteenth century, the lord of La Louviere and Lord Olivier proceeded to land consolidatio...

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  • Château Olivier Rouge 2012

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    Punching above the weight of the vintage is the Chateau Olivier 2012...with a wonderfully miscible blend of cedar bark, blackberry jam and white pepper on the nose and a good blackberry and soft oak on the palate. Finish is quite long for the vintage and the wine will mate well with steak. 90. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • It's a place with as long a history as most any winery in France--Chateau ... ... Haut Brion, down in the Grave Read More

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  • Chateau de Chantegrive Caroline Blanc 2015

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    A beautiful Fall day in Vancouver BC suggested Provencal at Chez Meme followed by wine in the nearby park with very old and dear friends. Chantegrive Blanc 2015 seemed up to the challenge with toasty oak and pear on the nose followed by soft oak, pear, gooseberry and lemon grass on the palate - which lingered long and with great satisfaction to... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 91 2013

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    Domaine de Chevalier was reputed to be among the best picks of 2013 - a sub-par vintage - and it does reach to the skies; the scent is of rich, ripe cherries cut on a metal board, and the entry is similarly metallic and rich in red and black fruit with some cedar shank and oak tannin. Finish is long and indicates some aging potential - although ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Nice call on Raymond, and 14' Graves looks good too.  Read More

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  • Is the menu at 14:39 what you were referencing? If so, it looks this version of ... dominate--Champagne, Cognac, Graves, Hospices de Beaune, Sauternes and St. Emilion--but also includes  Hockheimer, Port and Sherry  .  The only producers that it mentions are Veuve Clicquot and d'Yquem.  It actually looks like a pretty decadent meal.  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Historical Wine Question


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Bailly 1989 Graves   |  6 in stock  |  $119.99 Leoville Las Cases 1989 St. Julien  Leoville las Cases is the greatest wine of Saint Julien. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Its next door neighbor is the estee... Read More

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  • Mark, what was the Hollywood Bowl 'boorishness'? And how were the ... ... sparkling, with some still Graves white (SB & semillon blend) thrown in. The sparkling included some Vin Mousseux SB, as well. The Graves (a 2nd label from one of the big chateaux) was good, but the Vin Mousseux was a bit meh, though still more drinkable over time than t... Read More

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  • Chateau Latour-Martillac Grand Cru Classe de Graves Pessac Leognan 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • EM - Yes, lots of older riders have their bikes shipped out to some place near ... 2012 Chateau de Chantegrive (Graves appellation), 2012 Chateau Labegorce Margaux, and a 2012 Hedges Red Mountain bottle.  The first one is a $100 wine, the last three are $30 wines.  We started with just tasting the four wines right out of the bottle.  The 2009 ... Read More

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