The Death Whisperer Series

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Richie Blackmore & Atalaya Almansa

Artist’s styles often evolve over time, but in my opinion, no one epitomizes the evolutionary process better than Ritchie Blackmore. From the dark metal rock of Black Sabbath to the heavy metal of Deep Purple to his current English music, Blackmore has evolved from a shredding guitarist to a true complete artist.  Check out his evolution from Iron Man to smoke on the Water to Spanish Nights and you’ll see how a musician grows through the ages.

Smoke on the water with Steve Morse & Ritchie:
Man on the Silver Mountain:

Richie Blackmore’s music has always had dark overtones, so I suggest a fabulous dark wine when you listen to his work. The Spanish 2008 Atalaya Almansa ($15.00) is primarily a blend of Monastrell, Garnacha, and Tintorera aged for 8 months in French oak, which all adds up to a wonderful wine. Deep purple crimson hue with a complex aroma of blackberry, spice, cedar, and hints of chocolate & coffee. The palate is filled with dark plums, black cherry, and other dark fruits. This is a very complex, earthy wine and a tremendous value at the price. It’s rich, dark color and flavors compliment the music of Blackmore perfectly. Enjoy!


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