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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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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Duhart-Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996  Front Label
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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      • Dominus Estate (Autographed 3 Liter) 1996 Front Label
        Dominus Estate (Autographed 3 Liter) 1996
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      • Chateau Fourcas-Hosten Listrac (1.5L) 1996 Front Label
        Chateau Fourcas-Hosten Listrac (1.5L) 1996
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Les Ormes de Pez (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
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          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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          • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red (1.5L Magnum) 1996
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          • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
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          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage (3 Bottle Pack) 1996 Front Label
            Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage (3 Bottle Pack) 1996
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
              Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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            • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
              Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
              Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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            • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
              Chateau Leoville Las Cases (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
              Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
              Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
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            • Carruades de Lafite (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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              • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
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              • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996 Front Label
                Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
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                • Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle) 1996 Front Label
                  Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle) 1996
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                • Opus One (6 Liter Bottle) 1996 Front Label
                  Opus One (6 Liter Bottle) 1996
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