List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Bordeaux Blends

Learn about Bordeaux Blends — taste profile, popular regions and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
111 Items
111 Items
  • Chateau Lascombes (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Lascombes (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
    • RP95
    • W&S94
    • WS93
    • CG93
    • WE91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $319.97
    Try the
    319 97
    319 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Haut-Bergey (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Bergey (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • RP92
    • WS91
    • CG90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $78.99
    Try the
    78 99
    78 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Sebastiani Secolo Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
    Sebastiani Secolo Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $34.99
      Try the
      70
      34 99
      Save $35.01 (50%)
    • Chateau Cos d'Estournel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Cos d'Estournel (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
      • JS99
      • WS98
      • RP98
      • WE97
      • W&S95
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $499.99
      Try the
      499 99
      499 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP94
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $239.97
      Try the
      239 97
      239 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (6 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Leoville Las Cases (6 Liter Bottle) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
      • WS100
      • JS99
      • RP98
      • W&S98
      • WE97
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $2,999.00
      Try the
      2,999
      2,999
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Montrose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
      • RP97
      • JS96
      • JD96
      • WS94
      • W&S93
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $329.00
      Try the
      329
      329
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Cheval Blanc (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Cheval Blanc (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • RP100
      • JD99
      • JS98
      • WE97
      • WS97
      • W&S96
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $1,759.00
      Try the 2016 Vintage 1,559 97
      1,759
      1,759
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Spring Valley Uriah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Spring Valley Uriah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
      • RP91
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $99.97
      Try the
      99 97
      99 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Leoville Las Cases (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
      • WS100
      • JS99
      • RP98
      • W&S98
      • WE97
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $1,349.00
      Try the
      1,349
      1,349
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Troplong Mondot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Troplong Mondot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • RP99
      • WS96
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $799.00
      Try the
      799
      799
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Haut-Corbin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Haut-Corbin (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $89.99
      Try the
      89 99
      89 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Balestard La Tonnelle (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • CG90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $95.00
      Try the
      95
      95
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Marquis d'Alesme (1.5L Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Marquis d'Alesme (1.5L Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $74.99
      Try the
      74 99
      74 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Bellevue (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Bellevue (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • RP94
      • WS91
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $179.00
      Try the
      179
      179
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Margaux (3 Liter Bottle) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Margaux (3 Liter Bottle) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
      • WS100
      • RP98
      • WE98
      • W&S94
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $4,499.00
      Try the
      4,499
      4,499
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • JD97
      • RP96
      • WS96
      • CG95
      • WE94
      • W&S90
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $419.97
      Try the
      419 97
      419 97
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Pavie (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Pavie (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
      • WS100
      • JD100
      • RP98
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $819.99
      Try the
      819 99
      819 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Chateau Olivier (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
      Chateau Olivier (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $99.00
        Try the
        99
        99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Labegorce Zede (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Chateau Labegorce Zede (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
        • WS91
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $89.00
        Try the
        89
        89
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Brillette Moulis en Medoc (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Chateau Brillette Moulis en Medoc (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
        • WS90
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $61.99
        Try the
        61 99
        61 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
        • RP97
        • WE97
        • JS96
        • WS94
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $999.00
        Try the
        999
        999
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Clerc Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Chateau Clerc Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
        • WS95
        • RP93
        • W&S93
        • WE91
        • CG90
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $279.97
        Try the
        279 97
        279 97
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Keenan Mernet Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Keenan Mernet Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
        • RP94
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $199.99
        Try the
        199 99
        199 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005 Front Label
        Chateau Latour (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
        • WE100
        • W&S100
        • JS100
        • WS99
        • RP98
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $2,499.00
        Try the
        2,499
        2,499
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

      Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
      Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

      It's easy to make the switch.
      Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

      Yes, Update Now
      Cheers to You!

      New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

      New Customers! Save $20 off $100*. Code NEW2021

      There was an error redeeming your code.

      *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2021. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, Picked by Wine.com subscriptions, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order. Offer valid subject to state law limitations.

      Search for ""

      $20 off your first Picked box. Code 20PICK

      $20 off your first box. Code 20PICK

      There was an error redeeming your code.

      *Offer only valid for first-time Picked subscribers. The $20 discount applies to the first 6-bottle shipment of your Picked subscription and excludes tax and shipping. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or used with any other discounts on Wine.com. Wine.com has the right to end or modify any offer at any time. Additional restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions for more details. Offer subject to state law limitations.

      Processing Your Order...