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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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Vieux Chateau Certan  1998  Front Label
          Vieux Chateau Certan 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Mouton Rothschild  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Latour  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Latour 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Harlan The Maiden 1998 Front Label
          Harlan The Maiden 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Lynch-Bages 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Figeac  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Figeac 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Cheval Blanc  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Cheval Blanc 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Margaux  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Margaux 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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        • Carruades de Lafite  1998 Front Label
          Carruades de Lafite 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Wine Stained Label) 1998  Front Label
          Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (Wine Stained Label) 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Harlan Estate 1998  Front Label
          Harlan Estate 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Chateau Pavie  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Pavie 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Verite La Joie (bin soiled label) 1998 Front Label
          Verite La Joie (bin soiled label) 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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        • Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1998  Front Label
          Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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        • Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion  1998 Front Label
          Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Rudd Jericho Canyon Vineyard (stained label) 1998 Front Label
          Rudd Jericho Canyon Vineyard (stained label) 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1998 Front Label
          Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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        • Chateau Leoville Barton  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Leoville Barton 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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          Ferrari-Carano Tresor 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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          • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte  1998 Front Label
            Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte 1998
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1998 Front Label
            Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Clerc Milon  1998 Front Label
            Chateau Clerc Milon 1998
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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