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2012 Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Patagonia, Argentina

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $20

Search Rank 3661 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3661st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6500th

Score: 86  
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Price History for 2012 Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Patagonia, Argentina
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more

  • Patagonia is South America's southernmost wine-producing region. Despite being one of the world's least-obvious places for quality viticulture, this desert region – with its cool, dry climate – has proved itself well suited to producing elegant red wines from Pinot Noir and Malbec.

    The geographical region covers a vast area – around twice the size of California – across southern Argentina and Chile. Patagonia is more closely associated with dinosaurs and desert than with fine wine, but it has a viticultural zone that stretches 200 miles (300km) along the Neuquen and Rio Negro rivers, from Anelo in the west to Choele Choel in the east. The zone is closer to the Andes Mountains than to the Atlantic Ocean, but is at a much lower ...more

  • Argentina is one of the most important wine-producing countries in the New World, and the largest producer of wine in South America. The high-altitude deserts of the eastern Andes have given rise to a high-quality wine industry and the terroir here is well suited to Argentina's adopted grape variety, the ubiquitou...more

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