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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Greg Howe and Cambria Pinot Noir

I’ve got a 2006 Cambria Santa Maria Valley, Julia Vineyard, Pinot Noir for you tonight. It’s a light crimson color with a bouquet of cherries and strawberries. Juicy flavors combine cherry, strawberry, a hint of cranberry, and a touch of vanilla. Tannins are very mild. Very nice long cherry finish. I paid $18.00 for it and at that price, it’s one of the best values around. Wine Enthusiast gave it a rating of 93. I agree.

And while your sipping the Pinot, have a listen to Greg Howe. He’s often classified as a shredder, and in fact, his album, “Greg Howe” was named #10 in the top ten shred albums of all time by Guitar World Magazine. He filled in for Jennifer Batten during the 1996 Michael Jackson tour through Europe. But his style is far beyond just typical shredding. He’s closer to jazz-fusion in my book in a class with guys like Al Dimeola when he was with Return to Forever, or John McLaughlin in the Mahvishnu Orchestra—technically excellent, yet very tasteful. His music is quite complex and listenable. Check out his stuff and enjoy the wine.


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