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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 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 red 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 Pontet-Canet 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Chateau des Annereaux  2010 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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      LangeTwins Midnight Reserve 2010
      Bordeaux Red Blends from California
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
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        Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2010
        Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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      • Sena  2010 Front Label
        Sena 2010
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Aconcagua Valley, Chile
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Clos Apalta  2010 Front Label
          Clos Apalta 2010
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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        • Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee Mt Veeder 2010 Front Label
          Hess Collection 19 Block Cuvee Mt Veeder 2010
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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          Niner Fog Catcher Red 2010
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California
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          • Inglenook Rubicon (375ML half-bottle) 2010 Front Label
            Inglenook Rubicon (375ML half-bottle) 2010
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
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            Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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            Newton The Puzzle 2010
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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            • De Martino Organic Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2010 Front Label
              De Martino Organic Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2010
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Chile
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