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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 Leoville Poyferre 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Haut-Brisson 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018  Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Faizeau Montagne-St.-Emilion 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    Realm Cellars The Absurd 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Angelus 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Belair-Monange 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Martinet  2018  Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Vieux Chateau Certan  2018  Front Label
    Vieux Chateau Certan 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Fonroque  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Fonroque 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  2018 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Saintayme  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Saintayme 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Le Petit Ducru 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Le Petit Ducru 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Crown Point Relevant Red 2018  Front Label
    Crown Point Relevant Red 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2018  Front Label
    Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau La Tour De Mons  2018  Front Label
    Chateau La Tour De Mons 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pavie  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Pavie 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • DeLille D2 Estate Red 2018  Front Label
    DeLille D2 Estate Red 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • DAOU Vineyards Soul of a Lion 2018  Front Label
    DAOU Vineyards Soul of a Lion 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Adelaida District, Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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  • Shafer TD-9 2018  Front Label
    Shafer TD-9 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Trefethen Dragon's Tooth Red Blend 2018  Front Label
    Trefethen Dragon's Tooth Red Blend 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2018  Front Label
    Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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