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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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    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (scuffed labels) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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    Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Haut-Bailly 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Opus One  2005 Front Label
    Opus One 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau La Lagune  2005 Front Label
    Chateau La Lagune 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Reserve de la Comtesse 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Verite La Joie 2005 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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    Verite Le Desir 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Lagune (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau La Lagune (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Bellevue Mondotte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (6 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (6 Liter Bottle) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Catena Zapata Nicolas 2005 Front Label
    Catena Zapata Nicolas 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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