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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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  • Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2017  Front Label
    Sur de los Andes Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Premium Blend 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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    Clos Apalta 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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    Justin Isosceles 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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    • Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2017  Front Label
      Melka Metisse Jumping Goat Vineyard 2017
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      Cheval des Andes 2017
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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    • Pahlmeyer Jayson Red 2017  Front Label
      Pahlmeyer Jayson Red 2017
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Dominus Estate 2017  Front Label
        Dominus Estate 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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        Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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        De Toren Fusion V 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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        Almaviva 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Maipo Valley, Chile
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      • Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2017  Front Label
        Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2017
        Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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        • Chateau Leoville Barton  2017 Front Label
          Chateau Leoville Barton 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Canon  2017  Front Label
          Chateau Canon 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Flora Springs Trilogy 2017  Front Label
          Flora Springs Trilogy 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Chateau Coutet St. Emilion  2017 Front Label
          Chateau Coutet St. Emilion 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Pape Clement  2017 Front Label
          Chateau Pape Clement 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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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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          Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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        • Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz 2017  Front Label
          Betz Family Winery Clos de Betz 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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          Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Mendoza, Argentina
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        • Chateau Lassegue Les Cadrans de Lassegue Grand Cru 2017  Front Label
          Chateau Lassegue Les Cadrans de Lassegue Grand Cru 2017
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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            Fattoria Le Pupille Elisabetta Geppetti Saffredi 2017
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Banfi Aska Bolgheri Rosso 2017  Front Label
            Banfi Aska Bolgheri Rosso 2017
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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          • Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Bordeaux Rouge 2017 Front Label
            Domaines Barons de Rothschild Legende Bordeaux Rouge 2017
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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              Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2017
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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