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Bordeaux Blends

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine...

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World, especially in California, Washington, and Australia. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and/or Petit Verdot, these are sometimes referred to in the US as “Meritage” blends. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates in wines from the Left Bank of the Gironde river, while the Right Bank focuses on Merlot. Often, blends from outside the region are classified as being inspired by one or the other.

In the Glass

Cabernet-based, Left-Bank-styled wines are typically more tannic and structured, while Merlot-based wines modeled after the Right Bank are softer and suppler. Cabernet Franc can add herbal notes, while Malbec and Petit Verdot contribute color and structure. Wines from Bordeaux can be bold and fruit-forward or restrained and earthy, while New World facsimiles tend to emulate the former style. In general, Bordeaux red blends can have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.

Sommelier Secret

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux blends in California may include Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or virtually any other grape deemed worthy by the winemaker. In Australia, Shiraz is a common component.

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  • Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Graves, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Canon 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafleur (Futures Pre-Sale) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Pape Clement 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour 2000
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Malescasse 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Opus One 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Catena Zapata Nicolas 2013
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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