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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 Fage Graves de Vayres 2018  Front Label
    Chateau Fage Graves de Vayres 2018
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
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    • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2018  Front Label
      Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2018
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Chateau Branaire-Ducru (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018  Front Label
      Chateau Branaire-Ducru (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
      Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    • Realm The Bard 2018  Front Label
      Realm The Bard 2018
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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    • Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2018  Front Label
      Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvee 2018
      Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California
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      • Realm Moonracer 2018  Front Label
        Realm Moonracer 2018
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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      • Mark Ryan The Dissident 2018  Front Label
        Mark Ryan The Dissident 2018
        Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Murrieta's Well The Spur 2018  Front Label
          Murrieta's Well The Spur 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California
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          • Neyers Left Bank Red 2018  Front Label
            Neyers Left Bank Red 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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            • Trefethen Double T Red 2018  Front Label
              Trefethen Double T Red 2018
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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              • Chateau Laffitte Laujac L de Laffitte Laujac 2018  Front Label
                Chateau Laffitte Laujac L de Laffitte Laujac 2018
                Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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                • Teperberg Inspire Devotage 2018  Front Label
                  Teperberg Inspire Devotage 2018
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from Israel
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                    Domaine Du Castel Petit Castel (OK Kosher) 2018
                    Bordeaux Red Blends from Israel
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                    • Segal's Fusion Red (OK Kosher) 2018  Front Label
                      Segal's Fusion Red (OK Kosher) 2018
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                        Carmel Private Collection Winemaker's Blend (OU Kosher) 2018
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                        • Shannon Ridge Buck Shack Red 2018  Front Label
                          Shannon Ridge Buck Shack Red 2018
                          Bordeaux Red Blends from Lake County, North Coast, California
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                            Chateau Jaumard (OU Kosher) 2018
                            Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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                            • Chateau Durand-Laplagne Les Terres Rouges Puisseguin-St. Emilion 2018  Front Label
                              Chateau Durand-Laplagne Les Terres Rouges Puisseguin-St. Emilion 2018
                              Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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