Alright. I’m in a good mood. A jazzy mood. A fusion jazzy mood. A Miles Davis mood. I love, love, love Miles Davis to no end, especially his fusion jazz. The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (would someone get this for me please. Here’s a link: http://tinyurl.com/269gucj. Thank you. All I have is the one cd version of the LP. Only two songs.), Bitches Brew, Live-Evil, Dark Magus, On the Corner (I’d love to have the Complete On the Corner Sessions, too. I’ve only got the one cd version. Here’ s a link: http://tinyurl.com/39g4a8c), . . . . The non-fusion: In a Silent Way is just, just the best. “Shhh/Peaceful” blows me away. Everything Miles is Good. Sketches of Spain is not jazz, but it is tremendous. (Isn’t that piece made for a guitar? but when Miles plays it, it’s for the trumpet.) Everything Miles is good or great, except for Tutu. I’ve been listening to Miles a lot lately. (I have about 2 1/2 feet of Miles Davis cds.) He gets me through work. The day. He’s almost as good as my girlfriend. My girlfriend is limitless.
Besides Miles making me smiles, I got a cool gizmo that allows me to play my iPod in the car. I plug one end of the gizmo into the cigarette lighter and the other end into the bottom of the iPod, find an unused radio station, and boom I can listen to Miles over the car speakers. It’s really amazing.
And then I finally got some good speakers for the computer, because the computer is where I’m listening to most of my music these days, and my stereo is ancient. My beautiful three-foot speakers, which used to play loud and beautiful, can’t go over 2 1/2 now. The CD player is crippled. The receiver is from the early 90s. It works fine. But as I said, the desk is where I listen to my music. But these speakers plus a 42W subwoofer . . . . It has so much bass that I have to turn the bass volume to almost zero. It’s so overwhelming otherwise. Bonus: the speakers fill the 50′ x 30′ x 14′ apartment quite well. Quite well indeed. Bitches Brew sounds *amazing*.
I’m starting to think this post should be called The Miles, Music, and Wine post. So let’s get to the wine.
I busted the light bulb a little bit ago, so I can’t quite tell how dark this wine is. Okay, I walked over to a lighted place. It’s like 97% opaque. Unfortunately, there are some cork crumbs floating on the surface. It’ll be a fusion of cork and wine. Sigh. That’s not the fusion I like.
The wine is fruity on the nose, but I also get berries like cranberries and cherries. Is cherry a berry? It rhymes with berry, so a cherry, logically and therefore, must be, ipso facto, a berry, of course, of course. There is also some coffee back there. Java Estate. Light-medium roasted Java Estate. When I inhale deeply, I can see the beans light brown color and smooth surface. Such a beautiful bean.
The Paso Creek is quite smooth on the palate. It’s not very dry. I can let it sit in mouth for, well, for indefinitely if I had to because it sits well on the tongue. But even in its sitting, I don’t get the typical Cabernet Sauvignon dryness. But I do get plums and some juicy fruit – juicy for a cab, that is.
The finish has just a hint of tartness, but not much else.
I’m really enjoying this, despite the cork crumbs.
This is straight up pleasant. It’s worth the $15. If it were less expensive, it would be a really good everyday wine.
Oh, so points. Points, points, points. I got 88 of them for this one. I recommend it for casual drinking. You know, for a casual party.//