List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Bordeaux Blends

Learn about Bordeaux Blends — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
10 Items
10 Items
  • Colgin Cariad 2003 Front Label
    Colgin Cariad 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • WE95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $347.97
    Try the
    347 97
    347 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Harlan Estate 2003 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE98
    • WS94
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $949.97
    Try the
    949 97
    949 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003 Front Label
    Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE96
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $229.97
    Try the
    229 97
    229 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bond Vecina 2003 Front Label
    Bond Vecina 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • WE96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $439.97
    Try the 2015 Vintage 699 99
    439 97
    439 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bond Melbury 2003  Front Label
    Bond Melbury 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • WE94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $329.97
    Try the
    329 97
    329 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bond St. Eden 2003 Front Label
    Bond St. Eden 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WE96
    • RP94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $299.97
    Try the 2017 Vintage 809
    299 97
    299 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2003 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE98
    • RP96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $209.00
    Try the 2017 Vintage 649 97
    209
    209
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Girolate  2003 Front Label
    Girolate 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
    • RP91
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.99
    Try the
    98
    49 99
    Save $48.01 (49%)
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
    • RP97
    • WE95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $299.00
    Try the
    299
    299
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Peter Michael Les Pavots (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $559.97
    Try the
    559 97
    559 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...