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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 Lestage  2016  Front Label
    Chateau Lestage 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Listrac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Cotes de Castillon, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, 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 Cotes de Francs, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Coutet St. Emilion 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, 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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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Phelan Segur 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Barton & Guestier Chateau Magnol Cru Bourgeois 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lassegue 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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  • Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016  Front Label
    Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington
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  • Chalk Hill Estate Red 2016  Front Label
    Chalk Hill Estate Red 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California
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    Chateau Tournefeuille Lalande-de-Pomerol 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
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    Robert Mondavi Maestro (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Figgins Estate Red Wine 2016  Front Label
    Figgins Estate Red Wine 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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    J. Lohr Cuvee POM 2016
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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