The red Malbec grape has traditionally been used as part of a "Bordeaux Blend" along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot to make Bordeaux wines. In the region of Cahors in southwest France, however, Malbec is the primary grape grown and produces a deep-colored, full-bodied, tannic wine with the aroma of black currant, mint, bell pepper, and cedar. Malbec is grown in several New World regions as well, particularly Argentina and Chile, where it produces peppery, full-bodied reds that can age gracefully for over a decade. Small plantings in California are used for Meritageblends in classic Bordeaux fashion. The hearty red pairs well with rich stews, lamb, beef, and wild boar.