Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

$20 off your $100 order*. Use code 20NEW

$20 off your $100 order*. Use code 20NEW

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 5/31/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Bordeaux Blends

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

undefined, null

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.

View More Show Less
Filter by
38 Items
38 Items
  • Flat front label of wine
    Futo 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
    • RP99
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $309.97
    Try the
    309 97
    309 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • JD95
    • WS94
    • RP93
    • JS93
    • WW93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $165.99
    Try the
    165 99
    165 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Dominus Estate (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
    • RP98
    • JS98
    • WE95
    • WW95
    • W&S94
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $549.97
    Try the
    549 97
    549 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
    • WS97
    • WE95
    • JS94
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $198.99
    Try the
    242
    198 99
    Save $43.01 (18%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Blankiet Paradise Hills Vineyard Proprietary Red 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • JS93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $289.97
    Try the
    289 97
    289 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Aresti Family Collection 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Curico Valley, Chile
    • RP92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $41.99
    Try the
    41 99
    41 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Joseph Phelps Insignia (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • JS97
    • JD97
    • RP96
    • CG95
    • WE95
    • WS93
    • W&S92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $449.97
    Try the
    449 97
    449 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Colgin IX Estate Red 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP99
    • JS98
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $449.97
    Try the
    449 97
    449 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • WS93
    • WE93
    • JS93
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $69.99
    Try the
    72 99
    69 99
    Save $3.00 (4%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • WS93
    • JS93
    • RP93
    • JD93
    • WE92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $93.99
    Try the
    93 99
    93 99
    Save $1.00 (1%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Montrose 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
    • WE95
    • JS94
    • RP92
    • WS92
    • JD92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $119.99
    Try the
    119 99
    119 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Pontet-Canet 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS93
    • RP93
    • WE92
    • WS92
    • JD91
    4.4 16 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $113.99
    Try the
    113 99
    113 99
    Save $1.01 (1%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Kanonkop Paul Sauer Red Blend 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • RP90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $51.99
    Try the
    51 99
    51 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Zuccardi Zeta (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
    • JS96
    • RP92
    • WS90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $84.97
    Try the
    84 97
    84 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Ridge Monte Bello (3 Liter Bottle) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    • RP94
    • WS94
    • W&S93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $779.97
    Try the
    779 97
    779 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Bellevue Mondotte 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • JD95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $194.99
    Try the
    194 99
    194 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Pavie 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • JS96
    • WS95
    • RP95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $349.99
    Try the
    349 99
    349 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Bryant Family Bettina Proprietary Red 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP96
    • JS96
    • WS94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $589.99
    Try the
    589 99
    589 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Haut-Brion 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • V97
    • RP96
    • WE96
    • JS96
    • WS95
    • WW95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $529.99
    Try the
    529 99
    529 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Inglenook Rubicon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
    • RP95
    • JS95
    • W&S95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $409.97
    Try the
    409 97
    409 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Verite Le Desir 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
    • RP100
    • V95
    3.2 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $389.97
    Try the
    389 97
    389 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Verite La Muse 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
    • RP97
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $389.98
    Try the
    389 98
    389 98
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • JD94
    • JS93
    • RP92
    • WS91
    • WW90
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $89.99
    Try the
    89 99
    89 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Chateau Leoville Barton 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • WE96
    • WS93
    • RP92
    • JS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $86.99
    Try the
    89 99
    86 99
    Save $3.00 (3%)
  • Flat front label of wine
    Les Forts de Latour 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JD93
    • RP92
    • JS92
    • D91
    • WS91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $239.99
    Try the
    239 99
    239 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.