Jim Barry purchased the Lodge Hill vineyard in 1977, as he was sure it would "produce some of the best Riesling in Clare." This wine is deep plum red with purple tints. It shows the hallmarks of low-yielding vines, with intense, tightly coiled aromas of cranberry, mulberry, milk chocolate, boysenberry and spearmint. It is bright, fresh and balanced with intense yet reserved characters of rosemary, sage, cinnamon, cedar and black pepper. In the mouth this wine really shows its true colors with sold tannin structure plays an integral role in the overall picture. Flavors of red currants, black cherries and blueberries are in abundance, with an undercurrent of freshly turned earth and truffles in the background. The length of flavor and power in this wine, whilst still showing finesse and restraint, is what sets it at the zenith of red winemaking at Jim Barry Wines.