Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia
The 2010 vintage has a deep black red color and excellent clarity. It displays lifted notes of pepper spice, nutmeg and caraway seed with lashings of boysenberry mixed with spearmint. The palate is medium bodied and seamless with an abundance of choc-mint, raspberries and black cherries, all wrapped up in integrated, well seasoned oak. This wine is ideally suited to good food, good friends and good conversation.
Australian Wine Companion - "Vibrant purple hue; elevation of 480 m above sea level purports to enhance a wines elegance, and while elegant in the Jim Barry meaning of the word, there is a powerhouse of dark fruits, chocolate and toasty oak all at play; medium to full-bodied, young, brash and refreshing, the finish is long, juicy, generous and even a little bit spicy; a lot to like for the price, but beware the oak."
Jim Barry Winery
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. View all Jim Barry Wines
About Clare ValleyView a map of Clare Valley wineries
Known for its Rieslings, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a character all their own. The lime and mineral flavors, paired with zesty acidity, make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pairing with seafood.
Notable FactsSince this is still Australia, let's not leave out Shiraz... Clare Valley does produce red wines and they are well made and tasty. Despite the fairly warm temperatures, the acidity in Clare Valley red wines are typically higher than wines produced further south. Good structure is a key characteristic, making Clare Valley wines ideal for pairing with food.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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9 ratings, 1 with reviewhealea11 - Broomall, PA45/24/2013
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- Smooth & Supple
rfarouni - Columbus, OH35/25/2013Steve Davenport - Washington, DC35/16/2013joels - New York, NY44/25/2013
- Smooth & Supple
Great wine but don't think it is age worthy.TX Hill Country Ron - Spring Branch, TX54/7/2013
- Earthy & Spicy
LT - Princeton, TX34/6/2013
- Earthy & Spicy