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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 Lafite Rothschild  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003 Front Label
    Harlan The Maiden (scuffed labels) 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP93
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Branaire-Ducru  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Branaire-Ducru 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Harlan Estate 2003 Front Label
    Harlan Estate 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP92
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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 Smith Haut Lafitte  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, 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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  • Ridge Monte Bello 2003 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP94
    • W&S92
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  • Chateau Calon-Segur  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Calon-Segur 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Angelus  2003 Front Label
    Chateau Angelus 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP99
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Bond Melbury 2003  Front Label
    Bond Melbury 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • HdV Red 2003 Front Label
    HdV Red 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Carneros, California
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  • Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2003 Front Label
    Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
    • WE94
    • RP92
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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 Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2003 Front Label
    Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2003
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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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 Pontet-Canet  2003 Front Label
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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 Talbot  2003 Front Label
        Chateau Talbot 2003
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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