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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Prisoner & Peppino D'Agostino

Tonight, I’m going above my usual $25.00 price limit to review a real gem of a wine. Orin Swift “The Prisoner” is a must-try red wine from Dave Phinney. The Wine Spectator has selected The Prisoner as one of the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year three of the last five years and the 2008 will certainly fine its way onto this year’s list. The wine is an eccentric blend of 46% Zinfandel blended with 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono and 1% Grenache. It’s deep garnet red with a bouquet of ripe berries and cherries with a bit of cracked pepper. It was aged in both new and seasoned French and American oak and has just a hint of the wood. The wine is soft and round with cherry, black raspberry, cracked pepper and mocha, flavors and ripe tannins on the long, satisfying finish. It was about $40.00 through my wine shop but hey, Valentine’s day is coming and this would be a special wine for that extra special Valentine.

Italian guitarist Peppino D'Agostino has been described as a Renaissance man. He began playing guitar at the age of 10, initially taking a few lessons from his cousin, but quickly graduating to the school of self teaching. He studied all kinds of Irish, Brazilian, folk and classical music as well as the pop and rock music of the 1970s, particularly the work of Genesis, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant and Mike Oldfield. In addition to his concerts and recordings, he spends a considerable amount of time teaching guitar clinics. So, not only will his style captivate you, but paired with a bottle of The Prisoner, it should be a lock for the night. Enjoy!

No. 1:

Why Not:

With Brian Gore:

Blue Ocean:

Grand Canyon:

Fuida Bagadia:

Close to Heaven:

Beyond the dunes:

Live 2005:

A glimpse of times past:

Mediterranean Spark:

With Antoine Dufour:

Calypso Facto:


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