Sunday, January 15, 2017

(Meritage) International Bordeaux-Styled Red Wines

  Why this designation of International Bordeaux-Styled Red Wines? Simply as a taxonomical tool to separate typical Red Wine (USA) blends and Rhône Red Wine (France) blends from red wines made around the world, and with blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec (Malbac). In the photograph below you'll notice on the label of the Argentinian red wine the term "Assemblage" which I take to be a "Meritage" of sorts.

Achaval Ferrer Quimera Mendoza 2009 Red Wine, $39.09-$45.99, 93+ points
Achaval Ferrer Quimera Mendoza 2011 Red Wine, $20.69-$45.99, 90+ points
Atamisque Assemblage 2008 Red Wine (Bordeaux blend), $32.99-$36.99, 90 points
Atamisque Assemblage 2009 Red Wine (Argentina), $32.99-$36.99, 89 points
Meerlust Estate Stellenbosch 2014 Red Wine (South Africa), $13.59-$18.99, 88 points
Meerlust Estate Stellenbosch 'Rubicon' 2009 Red Wine (South Africa), $27.19-$34.99, 93 points
Te Kahu (Hawkes Bay New Zealand), Craggy Range Single Vineyard 2011 Bordeaux Styled Red Wine, $17.59-$21.99, 89 points
Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri "Sassicaia" 2013 DOC Toscana Bordeaux-styled Red Wine $144.49-$169.99, 97 points
Terra Di Monteverro 2011 Toscana Red Wine (IGT), $28.99-$59.99, 92 points
Trivento Mendoza Red Wine 2014 (Argentina), $8.49-$11.99, 89 points

Meritage (USA) Bordeaux Styled Red Wine

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