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Bordeaux Blends

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine ...

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired 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.

In the Glass

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. Wines from Bordeaux lean towards a highly structured and earthy style whereas New World areas (as in the ones named above) tend to produce bold and fruit-forward blends. Either way, Bordeaux red blends generally have aromas and flavors of black currant, cedar, plum, graphite, and violet, with more red fruit flavors when Merlot makes up a high proportion of the blend.

Perfect Pairings

Since Bordeaux red 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 Secret

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.

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    Chateau Lynch-Bages 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Abreu Vineyard Madrona Ranch 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Dominus Estate (Autographed 3 Liter) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Opus One (375ML half-bottle) 1996
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    Chateau Grand Mayne 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Flora Springs Trilogy 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Dominus Napanook Vineyard 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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    Harlan The Maiden 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Duhart-Milon 1996
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    Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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    Chateau Sociando-Mallet (scuffed label) 1996
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    Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend (slighlty scuffed label) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Leoville Poyferre (375ML half-bottle) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Leoville Barton 1996
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    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1996
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    Chateau Haut-Brion (1.5 Liter Magnum) 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 1996
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1996
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