bordeaux-style blends are a style of wine rather than individual variety. the five classic red grapes used are cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot. typically, cabernet sauvignon and/or merlot are the main components in the blend, with smaller percentages of other three varieties. bordeaux-style blends may also be labeled meritage or claret. though there is a regional name attached to this listing, not all wines categorized as bordeaux-style blends are from bordeaux; in fact, bordeaux style blends are produced all over the world.