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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 Labegorce (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
    Chateau Labegorce (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Cloud View Vineyards Pritchard Hill (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
    Cloud View Vineyards Pritchard Hill (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Il Carnasciale Caberlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
      Il Carnasciale Caberlot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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    • Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
      Chateau Leoville Barton (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
      Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Pavie Macquin (6 Liter Bottle) 2004 Front Label
        Chateau Pavie Macquin (6 Liter Bottle) 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Bond Pluribus (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
        Bond Pluribus (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
        Chateau Leoville Poyferre (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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      • Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
        Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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      • Blackbird Vineyards Proprietary Red (1.5L Magnum) 2004 Front Label
        Blackbird Vineyards Proprietary Red (1.5L Magnum) 2004
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
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        • Chateau Monbousquet (3 Liter Bottle) 2004  Front Label
          Chateau Monbousquet (3 Liter Bottle) 2004
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard (1.5L Magnum) 2004 Front Label
            Kapcsandy Family Winery State Lane Vineyard (1.5L Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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          • Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
            Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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          • Bond St. Eden (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
            Bond St. Eden (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
            Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
            Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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          • Merryvale Profile (3 Liter Bottle) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
            Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004  Front Label
            Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from North Coast, California
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          • Ridge Monte Bello (3 Liter Bottle) 2004  Front Bottle Shot
            Ridge Monte Bello (3 Liter Bottle) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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          • Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
            Chateau Pavie Macquin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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            Chateau Pavie Macquin (3 Liter Bottle) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Berliquet (3 Liter Bottle) 2004 Front Label
            Chateau Berliquet (3 Liter Bottle) 2004
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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            • Chateau Margaux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
              Chateau Margaux (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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            • Cain Concept (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004 Front Label
              Cain Concept (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2004
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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