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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 118979)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar 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 dark garnet red in color with high clarity. The nose is very fragrant with intense cassis and cedar dominating the aromas. There is some underlying nuances of fennel and damson plums. A generous, medium bodied palate with lovely succulent tannins which carry the flavors of of blackcurrant, sandalwood, licorice and morello cherries.

As with previous releases of The Cover Drive, the wine displays harmonious balance and can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years.

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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.