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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jimmy Wahlsteen & Brazin Zinfandel

I thought I’d bring back a young man I reviewed about two years ago, namely Jimmy Wahlsteen. There’s very little biographical information on him, but I actually found some tidbits about him this time around. He calls Stockholm, Sweden home. Although he has quite an accomplished musical resume, I have to confess I know nothing about many of the artists with whom he’s performed. He studied music in school and in 1998 went on his first international tour  with Emilia and the “Big Big world.” That got the attention of musicians in Sweden and Jimmy rose to be one of the most sought after session and studio musicians in the country. Since then, Jimmy played with prominent European artists like Heather Nova, Westlife, Eskobar, Laura Pausini and Titiyo. He has two CDs out on CandyRat records. I hope you like him.

You’ve Got to run Real Fast:

It’s a bit chilly tonight here in Lincoln so I’m pairing Jimmy with a 2009 Brazin Zinfandel, one of my all time favorite Zins and only $14.00 at Costco. Make sure you’re sitting down when you taste this wine because it’s going to blow your senses. Aromas of black fruit and mocha mixed with exotic spices start you off on a sensory extravaganza. A core of blackberry, vanilla and coffee dominate the intense palate, but are balanced by good acidity and soft tannins. This is a very complex Zin that pairs wonderfully with a variety of summer foods off the grill and, of course, the music of Jimmy Wahlsteen. Enjoy!


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