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
16 Items
16 Items
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2010  Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
    • WE92
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $179.97
    Try the
    179 97
    179 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cayuse Flying Pig 2010 Front Label
    Cayuse Flying Pig 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP96
    • WE95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $174.97
    Try the
    174 97
    174 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE95
    • RP92
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $37.99
    Try the
    37 99
    37 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Keenan Mernet Reserve 2010 Front Label
    Keenan Mernet Reserve 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.99
    Try the 2016 Vintage 118 99
    129 99
    129 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Double Eagle Red 2010 Front Label
    Double Eagle Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $89.99
    Try the
    89 99
    89 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Corliss Red 2010 Front Label
    Corliss Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
    Try the
    75
    69 99
    Save $5.01 (7%)
  • Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata 2010 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP93
    • WE93
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.99
    Try the
    59 99
    59 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Volker Eisele Terzetto 2010 Front Label
    Volker Eisele Terzetto 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $71.99
    Try the 2016 Vintage 69 99
    71 99
    71 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto 2010 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Maria Vineyard Bel Canto 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WE95
    • RP92
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $57.99
    Try the
    57 99
    57 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
    Cadence Cara Mia Vineyard Camerata (375ML half-bottle) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP93
    • WE93
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $29.99
    Try the
    29 99
    29 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2010 Front Label
    Andrew Will Winery Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP94
    • WS93
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $64.99
    Try the 2013 Vintage 89 99
    64 99
    64 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Vilafonte Series M 2010 Front Label
    Vilafonte Series M 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
    • JS94
    • WS93
    • WE90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $65.99
    Try the
    72 99
    65 99
    Save $7.00 (10%)
  • Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010 Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE94
    • RP93
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $125.00
    Try the 2016 Vintage 134 99
    125
    125
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010 Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WE94
    • WS92
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $115.00
    Try the 2016 Vintage 134 99
    115
    115
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tolaini Picconero Tenuta Montebello 2010 Front Label
    Tolaini Picconero Tenuta Montebello 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • RP94
    • WE94
    • JS94
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $114.99
    Try the
    150
    114 99
    Save $35.01 (23%)
  • Keenan Mernet Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010  Front Label
    Keenan Mernet Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP93
    • WE93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $199.97
    Try the
    199 97
    199 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...