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Bordeaux blends are, quite simply, blended wines made primarily or exclusively from the permitted grape varietals of the Bordeaux appellations in southwest France. Dubbed "claret" by British wine merchants in the 18th century, red Bordeaux blends are based most often on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. In Bordeaux itself, Cabernet forms the basis for the wines of the Left Bank, while Merlot and sometimes Cabernet Franc form the basis of the Right Bank wines. Malbec and Petit Verdot are also permitted in these blends, but their overall percentages are typically negligible to non-existent.

This winemaking practice has spread far and wide across the globe in recent decades, finding its most notable New World home in Napa Valley, California. In the 1970s and 1980s, Napa producers were frustrated by labeling laws for blended wines and sought to establish a marketable concept unique to their region that would encompass the essence of the blended wines in one catchy term, which gave rise to the "Meritage" category and the Meritage Alliance of wine growers. An amalgamation of the words "merit" and "heritage", it's a legally defined classification for both red and white wines, based principally on the blending regulations of Bordeaux. There are now over 200 member producers, most based in the U.S., but representation can be found as far afield as Argentina and Australia.

A caveat and a strength of the Bordeaux Blend class has been its nebulous definition. While it's pretty strictly defined in the Old World, New World producers have found much more leeway in its usage, applying it to all manner of Cabernet- or Merlot-based blends, whether they contain only the permitted Bordeaux varietals or others such as Zinfandel, Syrah, or Sangiovese. This carries the two-fold effect of a) promoting a particular style rather than region and keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of modern wine tastes; but also b) an explosion of wines bearing the term with no real measure or assurance of quality and stylistic tendency.

Still, the practice is constantly evolving, and with more and more producers concentrating on quality over quantity, blending these varietals will continue to be an integral aspect of contemporary winemaking.

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99 points James Suckling: Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at… ...
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Opus One Napa Valley 2016  (#335366)

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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

99 points James Suckling: Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive…

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97 points James Suckling: Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and… ...
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Opus One Napa Valley 2014  (#335144)

1.5L
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

97 points James Suckling: Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones,…

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98+ points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Les Pavots checks in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot. It offers a huge nose of blackcurrants, blackberry, scorched earth, graphite, and cedarwood. Deep, rich, supple, and sexy, with a seamless, incredibly elegant… ...
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Peter Michael Les Pavots Knights Valley 2015  (#334103)

1.5L
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California

98+ points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2015 Les Pavots checks in as 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and the balance Petit Verdot. It offers a huge nose of blackcurrants, blackberry, scorched earth, graphite, and cedarwood. Deep, rich,…

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95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Abreu's 2011 Madrona Ranch possesses remarkable textural depth and richness, especially for the year. Rich, layered and super-expressive, the 2011 graces the palate with a compelling interplay of bright fruit, expressive aromatics and lovely breadth. New leather,… ...
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Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Madrona Ranch 2011  (#325614)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): Abreu's 2011 Madrona Ranch possesses remarkable textural depth and richness, especially for the year. Rich, layered and super-expressive, the 2011 graces the palate with a compelling interplay of bright fruit,…

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99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...84% CS, 10% PV, 3% CF and 3% Malbec... Deep garnet- purple... beautifully beguiling notions of wild blueberries, warm blackberries, black currant cordial, cloves and cedar chest with nuances of camphor, yeast extract, charcuterie and candied violets.… ...
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Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley 2016  (#334776)

1.5L
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...84% CS, 10% PV, 3% CF and 3% Malbec... Deep garnet- purple... beautifully beguiling notions of wild blueberries, warm blackberries, black currant cordial, cloves and cedar chest with nuances of…

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93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2011 Sloan Estate has turned out beautifully. Readers will find more of an Old World flavor profile and sense of structure in the 2011, yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. Savory herbs, crushed flowers, lavender, mint and mocha all add lift… ...
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Sloan Red Napa Valley 2011  (#326352)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2011 Sloan Estate has turned out beautifully. Readers will find more of an Old World flavor profile and sense of structure in the 2011, yet all the elements are very nicely balanced. Savory herbs,…

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99 points Robert Parker: The 2013 Le Désir represents 2,500 cases. This is the softest of the three wines in 2013, and this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec emerges with more than half of the cuvée coming from Hillsides in Alexander Valley, 37% from Chalk… ...
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Verite Le Desir Sonoma County 2013  (#328300)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Sonoma County, California

99 points Robert Parker: The 2013 Le Désir represents 2,500 cases. This is the softest of the three wines in 2013, and this blend of 61% Cabernet Franc, 23% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec emerges with more than half of the cuvée coming…

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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2009 Le Desir is mostly Cabernet Franc and is another wine drinking beautifully today. Classic cassis and dark fruits as well as notes of bay leaf, sandalwood, and spice all flow to a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated red that has fine tannins, perfect balance, and one… ...
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Verite Le Desir Sonoma County 2009  (#317438)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Sonoma County, California

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2009 Le Desir is mostly Cabernet Franc and is another wine drinking beautifully today. Classic cassis and dark fruits as well as notes of bay leaf, sandalwood, and spice all flow to a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated red…

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99 points Jeb Dunnuck: In the same ballpark as the 2015, the 2016 Hexameter (55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Merlot) is similarly inky colored and has heavenly notes of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and forest floor. This full-bodied, absolutely riveting 2016 has… ...
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Ovid Hexameter Napa Valley 2016  (#335155)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: In the same ballpark as the 2015, the 2016 Hexameter (55% Cabernet Franc, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, and a splash of Merlot) is similarly inky colored and has heavenly notes of black raspberries, cassis, violets, and forest floor.…

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99 points James Suckling: Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at… ...
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Opus One Napa Valley 2016  (#335142)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Oakville, Napa Valley, California

99 points James Suckling: Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive…

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99 points Jeb Dunnuck: Just about as close to perfection as a wine can get, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Chris Carpenter comes mostly from mountain vineyards and is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot. This full-bodied, rounded, thrillingly textured beauty boasts a saturated purple… ...
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Cardinale Napa Valley Estate 2016  (#335512)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: Just about as close to perfection as a wine can get, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Chris Carpenter comes mostly from mountain vineyards and is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Merlot. This full-bodied, rounded,…

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100 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc... medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced with compelling earthy accents. It offers… ...
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Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2016  (#334557)

750ml
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Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California

100 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): ...84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc... medium to full-bodied with a densely packed mid-palate and oodles of freshness framed by very ripe, finely grained tannins and laced…

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