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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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  • Dominus Estate 1990 Front Label
    Dominus Estate 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Lynch-Bages  1990 Front Label
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Poyferre  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Poyferre 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Haut-Brion  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Haut-Brion 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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    Opus One 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
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  • Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Red 1990 Front Label
    Mount Veeder Winery Reserve Red 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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  • Chateau Latour 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Latour 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Palmer  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Palmer 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Ridge Monte Bello 1990 Front Label
    Ridge Monte Bello 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from California
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  • Chateau de Pez  1990 Front Label
    Chateau de Pez 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Cos d'Estournel  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Cos d'Estournel 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron  1990  Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Margaux  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Margaux 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Margaux, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild  1990  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (stained label) 1990 Front Label
    Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion (stained label) 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Pape Clement  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Pape Clement 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Montrose (stained label) 1990 Front Label
    Chateau Montrose (stained label) 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France
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  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste  1990 Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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    Chateau Lagrange 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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  • Ornellaia 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
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  • Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1990  Front Label
    Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1990
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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