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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 1994 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Dominus Estate (stained label) 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Angelus  1994 Front Label
    Chateau Angelus 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Latour (scuffed label) 1994 Front Label
    Chateau Latour (scuffed label) 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1994 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Leoville Barton  1994 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Barton 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Harlan Estate 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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  • Franciscan Estate Magnificat 1994 Front Label
    Franciscan Estate Magnificat 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum - bin soiled label) 1994 Front Label
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum - bin soiled label) 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Joseph Phelps Insignia 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Dominus Estate (6 Liter Bottle) 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Haut-Brion (bin soiled label) 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Valandraud  1994  Front Label
    Chateau Valandraud 1994
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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