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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.

Coming Soon: Regions Map. This is not a final layout.
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        • Dominus Estate 2018  Front Label
          Dominus Estate 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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        • Dominus Estate 2019  Front Label
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          Continuum 2019
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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        • Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2016 Front Label
          Rutherford Hill Barrel Select Red Blend 2016
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          Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          Chateau Haut Gaudin Bordeaux Superieur 2018
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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          Chateau Trois Moulins 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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          Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          Chateau Lynch-Bages (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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        • Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2020  Front Label
          Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor's Blend 2020
          Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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            Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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          • Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2019  Front Label
            Dominus Napanook Vineyard 2019
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Yountville, Napa Valley, California
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          • Chateau Pape Clement  2016 Front Label
            Chateau Pape Clement 2016
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2021  Front Label
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            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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            Chateau Pontet-Canet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Haut Peyruguet  2018  Front Label
            Chateau Haut Peyruguet 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Bordeaux, France
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          • Clos Fourtet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
            Clos Fourtet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019  Front Label
            Chateau Lynch-Bages (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2019
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
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          • Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018  Front Label
            Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
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            Chateau Leoville Poyferre (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau Coutet St. Emilion  2019  Front Label
            Chateau Coutet St. Emilion 2019
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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          • Clos Apalta  2018  Front Label
            Clos Apalta 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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            Chateau Figeac 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
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            Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
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          • Chateau de Panigon  2018  Front Label
            Chateau de Panigon 2018
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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