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Friday, November 6, 2009

Jeff Beck & Montes alpha Pinot Noir

It’s Friday nite, the weeks over, and it’s time to get down and boogie. Featured tonight is one of rocks greatest fingerpickers, namely Jeff Beck. He’s been a long time favorite of mine ever since his days with the Yardbirds. He is capable of some of the most melodic and mournful guitar playing I’ve ever heard. Check out “Cause we’ve ended as lovers” or “Amazing Grace.” For a while, he almost had to quit due to a near brush with a total hearing loss, but thank God, he’s still going strong. Hope you enjoy him.

Cause we’ve ended as lovers:

Goodbye Porkpie Hat:

Led Boots:

Blue Wind:

Goin Down, with SRV:

Brush with the blues:

Further up the road with Eric C.:

Drown in my own tears: 

Somewhere over the rainbow:

Amazing Grace: 

Train Kept a rollin with Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Metallica, Flea, etc.: 

With a wild guitarist, we need a wine that stands up to the rock volume. So, how about a 2007 Montes Alpha Pinot Noir from Chile ($19.00). It has a bit darker ruby color than a California Pinot. A bit denser too. It’s aged for 6 months in French oak. On the nose it’s more like a French burgundy with notes of berries and violets. Very Floral. The palate is exquisite with strawberry, cherry, and vanilla combining in a medium bodied, refreshing wine. Very long, smooth finish. Try not to spill it while your banging your head to the beat of Jeff Beck!


1 comment:

Rick Daley said...

Good stuff. Eric Clapton couldn't make the blues fest this year, but said Jeff Beck would be taking his place. Not many guitarists can do that!

We took the kids to see Michael Jackson's "This Is It" last night, and his guitarist, Orianthi Panagaris, has some amazing chops. Jackson certainly had his share of personal demons, but I can't deny his talent as an artist and performer. Truly a bittersweet story, his life.