What’s in a Bordeaux blend?

Many producers outside of Bordeaux refer to their reds as Bordeaux blends. What does that mean?

It will be a red wine that is a blend of two or more of the following varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.

In the US, members of the Meritage Association can label their Bordeaux blend-styles as Meritage.

White Bordeaux blends will comprise Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and sometimes a dash of Muscadelle.

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