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Bordeaux Blends

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired red 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 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.

Tasting Notes for Bordeaux Blends

Bordeaux Blends are dry, red wines and generally have aromas and flavors of black currant, black cherry plum, graphite, cedar and violet. 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.

Perfect Food Pairings for Bordeaux Blends

Since Bordeaux 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 Secrets for Bordeaux Blends

While the region of Bordeaux is limited to a select few approved grape varieties in specified percentages, the New World is free to experiment. Bordeaux Blends in California may include equal amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec, for example. Occassionally a winemaker might add a small percentage of a non-Bordeaux variety, such as Syrah or Petite Sirah for a desired result.

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  • Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2016  Front Label
    Chateau de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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  • Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2014  Front Label
    Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2018  Front Label
    Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WW92
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  • Chateau Lestage  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Lestage 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Listrac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Dominus Estate 2006  Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Bourdieu No.1 2019  Front Label
    Chateau Bourdieu No.1 2019
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
    • D95
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  • Chateau Terrasson Cuvee Prevenche 2016  Front Label
    Chateau Terrasson Cuvee Prevenche 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
    • WE92
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  • Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Jalousie Beaulieu Bordeaux Superieur 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
    • WE90
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  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla  2015 Front Label
    Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos Apalta  2017 Front Label
    Clos Apalta 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
    • JS100
    • RP95
    • D94
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  • Shafer TD-9 2017  Front Label
    Shafer TD-9 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • TP94
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2016  Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    • RP96
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    • D94
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  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon 2018  Front Label
    Orin Swift Cellars Papillon 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016  Front Label
      Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP92
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    • Chateau Haut-Brion  2016  Front Label
      Chateau Haut-Brion 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    • Dominus Estate 2017  Front Label
      Dominus Estate 2017
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres 2018  Front Label
      Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres 2018
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
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      • Justin Isosceles 2017  Front Label
        Justin Isosceles 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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        • Chateau Pavie Macquin  2015 Front Label
          Chateau Pavie Macquin 2015
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • RP94
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        • Chateau Greysac  2015  Front Label
          Chateau Greysac 2015
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
          • RP91
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        • Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos Apalta 2017  Front Label
          Clos Apalta Le Petit Clos Apalta 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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        • Chateau Canon  2014 Front Label
          Chateau Canon 2014
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Clos du Roy  2016 Front Label
          Chateau Clos du Roy 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
          • RP93
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          • JD91
          3.8 290 Ratings
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        • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016 Front Label
          Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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        • Chateau La Cardonne  2016  Front Label
          Chateau La Cardonne 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
          • JS92
          • WE91
          4.2 23 Ratings
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