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2009 Pulenta Estate XI Gran Cabernet Franc, Agrelo, Argentina

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $37   From: $36   To: $43

Search Rank 8474 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 8474th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 8172nd

Score: 82  
The Wine-Searcher score of 82/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
82/100  
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International Wine Challenge 2012 Commended

Price History for 2009 Pulenta Estate XI Gran Cabernet Franc, Agrelo, Argentina
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine producing nations. The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world’s top Bordeaux Blend wines. Cabernet Franc most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. 

As a varietal wine, Cabernet Franc is light to medium bodied and often shows vegetal characteristics, in particular green bell peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to incorrectly identify Cabernet Franc as unripe Cabernet Sauvignon, or even Carmenere. This has ...more


Region
  • Agrelo is a small wine-producing village about 20 miles (35km) south of the city of Mendoza in Argentina. Located on the southern side of the Mendoza River just south of Perdriel, the area is home to some of the country's most famous wine estates. Agrelo's terroir is considered to be some of the best in Mendoza for the production of big, complex red wines made from Malbec.

    The village is located in the western foothills of the Andes mountains, and is a part of the Lujan de Cuyo department, an administrative title which handily covers some of the best viticultural land in Argentina. The wine-producing zone of Agrelo slopes upward from the town toward the Andes, with the highest (and mo ...more

  • Mendoza is by far the largest wine region in Argentina. Located on a high-altitude plateau at the edge of the Andes Mountains, the province is responsible for roughly 70 percent of the country's annual wine production. The French grape variety Malbec has its New World home in the vineyards of Mendoza, producing red wines of great concentra...more

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