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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 102903)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a deep and opaque ruby color, with purple hue. The nose is ambitious showing intensely perfumed fruit of blackcurrant, mulberry, raspberry and boysenberry. These aromas are full of complexity - offering senses of cedar, mint and eucalyptus. The palate is overwhelmingly satisfying, hinting the Hallmark cabernet characters of cassis, menthol and satsuma plum. The tannins are integrated and well structured. With a long and balanced finish, this wine shows finesse and elegance. 'The Cover Drive' has been crafted to be enjoyed upon release with a view to medium term cellaring under the correct conditions.
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About Jim Barry:

From the heart of South Australia, Jim Barry was a legendary and beloved Clare Valley identity. Since 1959, Jim Barry Wines reflect the Barry family's commitment to making table wines with an emphasis on quality and enjoyment. Jim Barry's philosophy of winemaking was very simple: own the vineyards to develop the best fruit flavors possible and retain these flavors during winemaking. The rich, full-bodied Jim Barry wines distinctly embody this simple winemaking philosophy.