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. Occassionally a winemaker might add a small percentage of a non-Bordeaux variety, such as Syrah or Petite Sirah for a desired result.

Filter by
31 Items
31 Items
  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2005 Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP97
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $409.97
    Try the 2016 Vintage 629 99
    409 97
    409 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Peter Michael Les Pavots 2005 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
    • RP95
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $219.97
    Try the
    219 97
    219 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bond Vecina 2005  Front Bottle Shot
    Bond Vecina 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WE97
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $329.00
    Try the 2015 Vintage 699 99
    329
    329
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • OVID  2005 Front Label
    OVID 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $319.97
    Try the
    319 97
    319 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Futo  2005 Front Label
    Futo 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • WS96
    • RP95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $309.97
    Try the
    309 97
    309 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Bond Pluribus 2005  Front Label
    Bond Pluribus 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $309.97
    Try the 2016 Vintage 749 99
    309 97
    309 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Cayuse Flying Pig 2005 Front Label
    Cayuse Flying Pig 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
    • RP95
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $159.97
    Try the
    159 97
    159 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Les Asteries  2005 Front Label
    Les Asteries 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP95
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    190
    99 99
    Save $90.01 (47%)
  • Dancing Hares  2005 Front Label
    Dancing Hares 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.00
    Try the
    129
    129
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tuck Beckstoffer Mad Hatter 2005 Front Label
    Tuck Beckstoffer Mad Hatter 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $67.97
    Try the
    67 97
    67 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2005 Front Label
    Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
    • WS92
    • W&S91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $48.99
    Try the
    48 99
    48 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Clos L'Eglise Pomerol  2005 Front Label
    Clos L'Eglise Pomerol 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
    • RP96
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $169.97
    Try the
    169 97
    169 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • 21 Grams  2005  Front Label
    21 Grams 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.97
    Try the
    129 97
    129 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino 2005 Front Label
    Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • WS93
    • WE93
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $85.00
    Try the
    85
    85
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • De Toren Fusion V 2005 Front Label
    De Toren Fusion V 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $44.99
    Try the 2017 Vintage 52 99
    44 99
    44 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2005 Front Label
    Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $159.00
    Try the
    159
    159
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pavie Decesse  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pavie Decesse 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • WS96
    • RP96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $185.00
    Try the
    275
    185
    Save $90.00 (33%)
  • Chateau Valandraud (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Valandraud (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • WS95
    • RP95
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $1,449.00
    Try the
    1,449
    1,449
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Magrez Fombrauge  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Magrez Fombrauge 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP95
    • WS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $129.00
    Try the
    129
    129
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Bellevue Mondotte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Bellevue Mondotte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP99
    • WS97
    • D91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $659.00
    Try the
    659
    659
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • WE90
    • WS89
    • RP89
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $649.00
    Try the
    649
    649
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $419.00
    Try the
    419
    419
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Colgin Cariad 2005 Front Label
    Colgin Cariad 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP100
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $519.97
    Try the
    519 97
    519 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2005 Front Label
    Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
    • RP96
    • WS92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $149.00
    Try the
    149
    149
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Branon  2005 Front Label
    Chateau Branon 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • RP96
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $99.99
    Try the
    99 99
    99 99
    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
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...