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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 de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Listrac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Santa Cruz Mountains, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Coutet St. Emilion 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Justin Isosceles (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Maipo Valley, Chile
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    • San Simeon Stormwatch Estate Reserve Red 2016  Front Label
      San Simeon Stormwatch Estate Reserve Red 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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      Blackbird Vineyards Contrarian Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2016
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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