Aryn Morell, winemaker for Gård Vintners

No doubt you’ve seen this phrase a lot: “Bordeaux-style wine” — and perhaps you’ve wondered what that means.

Simply put, a Bordeaux-style wine is a wine that is made using the traditional grapes of France’s Bordeaux region. On the red side, only six grape varieties are allowed to be grown in Bordeaux. They are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and the rare Carménère. So a wine made with one or more of these varieties would be considered a “Bordeaux-style red wine.” If it has Syrah, Sangiovese, Tempranillo or any other grape varieties, then it is not a Bordeaux-style red>>>read entire article on The Tri-City Herald