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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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  • Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2009 Front Label
    Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Reserve (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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      Bordeaux Red Blends from Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California
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    • Verite Le Desir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
      Verite Le Desir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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    • Bond St. Eden (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
      Bond St. Eden (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Catena Zapata Nicolas (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Catena Zapata Nicolas (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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    • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed by winemaker) 2009  Front Label
      Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed by winemaker) 2009
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    • Bond Vecina (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
      Bond Vecina (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Chateau Berliquet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    • Futo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Futo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      Chateau Palmer (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    • Corliss Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Corliss Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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    • Clos du Bois Marlstone (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
      Clos du Bois Marlstone (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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      • Chateau Leoville Poyferre (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
        Chateau Leoville Poyferre (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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      • Conn Creek Anthology (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
        Conn Creek Anthology (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
        Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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      • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009  Front Label
        Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        Chateau Figeac (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009 Front Label
          Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Dominus Estate (6 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
          Dominus Estate (6 Liter Bottle) 2009
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Opus One (3 Liter Bottle) 2009 Front Label
          Opus One (3 Liter Bottle) 2009
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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