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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. 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 Lafite Rothschild  1998 Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, 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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  • Opus One  1998 Front Label
    Opus One 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Dominus Estate 1998 Front Label
      Dominus Estate 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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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 Mouton Rothschild  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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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 Margaux (stained label) 1998 Front Label
      Chateau Margaux (stained label) 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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    • Harlan The Maiden 1998 Front Label
      Harlan The Maiden 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Haut-Brion (stained labels) 1998 Front Label
      Chateau Haut-Brion (stained labels) 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, 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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    • Merryvale Profile 1998  Front Label
      Merryvale Profile 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, 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 Gruaud Larose  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Gruaud Larose 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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      • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1998  Front Label
        Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1998
        Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, 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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        • Chateau Monbousquet  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Monbousquet 1998
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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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