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2011 Castillo de Aguaron Cabernet Sauvignon, Carinena, Spain

NV   2011
Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $13

Search Rank 6589 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 6589th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 8688th

Score: 85.
The Wine-Searcher score of 85/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
85/100 (29 notes from 23 users )  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2012 Silver
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Price History for 2011 Castillo de Aguaron Cabernet Sauvignon, Carinena, Spain
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

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. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Carinena wine region

    Carinena is just one of several DO titles used for the wines of Aragon, northern Spain. Its winegrowing area is situated to the south of the River Ebro, and north-east of Calatayud. The town from which it takes its name has also been adopted by the Carinena grape variety (known as Carignan in other parts of the world), which once dominated the local vineyards.

    The region sits in the Ebro Valley upon one its vast plains. Rocks and pebbles abound and, fittingly, wines are known locally as el vino de las piedras, or 'wine of the rocks'. Carinena boasts a long history of winemaking and the region is one of the oldest ... more

  • Aragon wine region

    Aragon is one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain. Located in the country's north, it stretches from the imposing Pyrenees mountains south to the expansive central Iberian plateau. To the east of Aragon lies Catalonia, while La Rioja, ... more

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