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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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  • Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Peter Michael Les Pavots (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Sheridan Vineyard L'Orage (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Sheridan Vineyard L'Orage (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Ornellaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Ornellaia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Chateau Pontet-Canet (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle - signed) 2008 Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (3 Liter Bottle - signed) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Peter Michael Les Pavots (3 Liter) 2008 Front Label
    Peter Michael Les Pavots (3 Liter) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
    Robert Foley Vineyards Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed) 2008  Front Label
      Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Claret (1.5 Liter Magnum - signed) 2008
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Harlan Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2008 Front Label
        OVID (1.5 Liter Magnum - OWC) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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      • Chateau Troplong Mondot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Chateau Troplong Mondot (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Duhart-Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008 Front Label
        Chateau Duhart-Milon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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      • Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (3 Liter Bottle) 2008 Front Label
        Ornellaia Le Serre Nuove (3 Liter Bottle) 2008
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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