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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 Picque-Caillou  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Picque-Caillou 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Blackbird Vineyards Arise Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chalk Hill Estate Red 2017  Front Label
    Chalk Hill Estate Red 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California
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  • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018  Front Label
    Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Ornellaia  2018  Front Label
    Ornellaia 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Almaviva  2018  Front Label
    Almaviva 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Maipo Valley, Chile
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  • Chateau Canon  2016 Front Label
    Chateau Canon 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Lancaster Estate Winemaker's Cuvee 2018  Front Label
    Lancaster Estate Winemaker's Cuvee 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
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  • Girard Artistry 2018  Front Label
    Girard Artistry 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016  Front Label
    Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2015  Front Label
    Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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  • Chateau Sansonnet  2014 Front Label
    Chateau Sansonnet 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • CARO Amancaya 2018  Front Label
    CARO Amancaya 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Susana Balbo Brioso 2017  Front Label
    Susana Balbo Brioso 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Verite La Joie 2014 Front Label
    Verite La Joie 2014
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla  2015 Front Label
    Chateau Rauzan-Segla 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau L'Evangile Blason de L'Evangile 2017  Front Label
    Chateau L'Evangile Blason de L'Evangile 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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  • Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017  Front Label
    Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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  • Keever Vineyards and Winery Inspirado Red Wine 2017  Front Label
    Keever Vineyards and Winery Inspirado Red Wine 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Marquis d'Alesme  2018  Front Label
    Chateau Marquis d'Alesme 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019  Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2019
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016  Front Label
    Opus One (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Haut-Brisson  2017 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brisson 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    4.0 52 Ratings
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  • Colgin IX Estate Red 2017  Front Label
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  2010 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 2010
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    • JS97
    4.8 8 Ratings
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