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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 Clerc Milon  1998 Front Label
    Chateau Clerc Milon 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Clos de l'Oratoire  1998 Front Label
    Clos de l'Oratoire 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1998 Front Label
    Pahlmeyer Napa Valley Proprietary Red 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • RP91
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  • Opus One  1998 Front Label
    Opus One 1998
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • RP98
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      • D94
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    • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
      • RP91
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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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      • W&S94
      • WS91
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    • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Lynch-Bages 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • W&S91
      • WS90
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    • Chateau Margaux  1998 Front Label
      Chateau Margaux 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
      • W&S96
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      • RP91
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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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      • D100
      • WS98
      • RP96
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    • Carruades de Lafite  1998 Front Label
      Carruades de Lafite 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
      • RP90
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    • Harlan The Maiden 1998 Front Label
      Harlan The Maiden 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP91
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    • Harlan Estate 1998  Front Label
      Harlan Estate 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
      • RP95
      • WS90
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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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      • RP91
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    • Verite La Joie 1998 Front Label
      Verite La Joie 1998
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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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 Leoville Las Cases  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
          • RP93
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        • Chateau Monbousquet  1998 Front Label
          Chateau Monbousquet 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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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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        • 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 Barde Haut  1998  Front Label
          Chateau Barde Haut 1998
          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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