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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.

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  • Harlan Estate 2003 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Opus One (stained labels) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Monbousquet  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Monbousquet 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Dominus Estate 2003  Front Label
    Dominus Estate 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Lascombes  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Lascombes 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pavie 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Bond Vecina 2003 Front Label
    Bond Vecina 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2003 Front Label
    Abreu Vineyards Madrona Ranch 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Montrose  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Angelus 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bond Melbury 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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