Music and Wine: September 2020

Welcome to Delectable's column, Music and Wine! If you’re on the lookout for newly released music, grab your headphones. If you’re searching for a fresh bottle, grab your glass. And if you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with that pop song you can't stop playing on repeat, then sit back, relax, and enjoy these Delectable tunes. Each month, we gather a playlist of newly released songs and pair them with wines that hit all the right notes. Listen on Spotify Now 1. Irrational – Shay Lia As the fall and winter months approach, there are certain songs that will keep you warm along with all the blankets and warm beverages. Shay Lia’s EP, Solaris will be brining all the warmth this season, especially the first song, “Irrational”. It’s smooth. It feels like sunshine. And it covers the topic of knowing you need to move on from someone but being irrational and unable to fight that pull. Made up of five songs and a total of 15 mins, we think you should stream Shay Lia’s entire EP with a bottle that captures sunshine. Maybe an Adelaide Hills Red Blend ? 2. Somewhere – Hauskey Have you ever wanted to leave your current life behind and run away, change your name, personality and aesthetic? We know all our Aquarius friends are out there yelling yes, but we can guarantee that we've all felt it at least once. In his latest single, Hauskey sings, “Sometimes I wanna lose it / Give away all my stuff for free / And go somewhere in the distance”. Now if written and sung one way, this song would be quite blue; however, Hauskey brings us an upbeat tune that is light, airy, and has a daydream quality that conveys that this is a feeling many people feel, and it doesn’t have to be a sad statement. Sometimes we would just like to drop it all and go somewhere new. To match its daydreaming quality, we suggest you pop a bottle of Douro Rosé and pack your bags. 3. Can I Believe You – Fleet Foxes A change in seasons brings a noticeable shift in the air. From the weather adjusting, school starting once more, and the last stretch before the end of the year, fall often feels like a time of transformation. The newest Fleet Foxes album matches the essence of fall and offers a great soundtrack to this change in season. Imagine this: long, winding drives with the window open and a fall breeze flowing in; a trip to a cabin in the mountains with a loved one; watching the sunset. These are all scenarios that match the third song off the album, “Can I Believe You”. Fun fact: the chorus of this song is made up of 400-500 voice recordings of the band’s Instagram followers. There is a comforting feeling brought on by all these voices melded together. Enjoy this song and maybe the sunset with a bottle of Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon . 4. Icarus – Fana Hues Following her debut single “Notice Me” which premiered this past summer, Fana Hues releases her second single “Icarus”. Similar to a few other songs on this fall season playlist, “Icarus” matches the change in season so incredibly well. To fully appreciate the song, we suggest you watch the accompanying music video. The video exudes warmth and imagery that matches both the song title and the lyrics. Lyrics such as, “How did I get so close / Prolly God only knows / Saw the signs, still I go” combined with the shots that make the viewer feel as if they are flying through the clouds shines a light on the references to the classic Icarus myth the song is named after. We think you should pair this viewing experience with a warm yet light wine that will make you feel as if you are flying close to the sun. Maybe a California Chardonnay ? 5. Autumn In New York – Diana Krall Relaxing, peaceful, comforting, soothing, and any synonym you can think of all perfectly describe this song off Diana Krall’s newest album, This Dream Of You. A beautiful tribute to the chilly season in the city, Krall highlights both the highs and lows of this season with lyrics such as, “It’s autumn in New York / That brings the promise of new love / Autumn in New York / Is often mingled with pain”. Walking throughout the city itself with this song playing through your headphones will send you into a dreamlike state or give you the feeling of being in a romantic drama movie montage. Either way, “Autumn in New York” conveys dreaminess and love with a hint of melancholy. And for that, we recommend a bottle of Côte-Rôtie Syrah . 6. Borderline – Baby Rose If you’re looking for an artist with a unique voice that will give you chills while listening, then look no further than Baby Rose and her debut album, To Myself. As with many artistic projects, Baby Rose poured her post-breakup emotions into creating this album. If you happen to be going through a breakup yourself, then maybe you'll find a piece of comfort in Baby Rose’s heartfelt lyrics. If you’re not in the breakup phase, sit back and enjoy Baby Rose’s vocals and jump between the more upbeat and relaxed songs. “Borderline” highlights the stage of a breakup where you are unsure whether you should let go or go back to the relationship. Being stuck at the borderline can be a confusing time; however, listening to Baby Rose and sipping on a glass of Red Rhône Blend may push you in the right direction. Listen to last month's playlist here .

Maçanita

Douro Touriga Nacional Rosé 2018

Rosé with interest. Peppered dried flowers sprinkled on me as I stand in a pebbly brook of nectarine juice rapids but there are orchids floating by and a tangerine sky. — a year ago

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Are the Trout biting this time of year in your pebbly brook?
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach so far I’ve avoided the angry trout

Les Vignerons de Tavel

Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys 2016

This is a magnificently smooth red full of deep/dark fruit and a lingering finish. It accompanied a charcuterie tonight and complemented the cheese and spicy salamis/pepperonis very well. There is a little earthiness and very soft supple tannins. The color is a deep garnet that is clear and inviting. For less than $20 a bottle, borderline exquisite. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Gilles Barge

Cœur de Combard Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2013

Lyle Fass
9.7

Sick. Floral, sick floral. Blueberry, gamey, violets galore. Mint, lavender, black raspberry, palate is engaging and deep but mostly closed. Sweet red fruits. So complex. Be back later.

After 7 hours this is crazy. 9.5 to 9.7. Sickness. So clean. So pure. Massive violets. So finessed. Pure deep aroma.
— a year ago

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Matthews Winery

Reserve Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Delicious wine. Im a tea drinker and the black tea notes are very comforting. Also, wonderful tannins and dark fruits. — 2 years ago

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Ochota Barrels

Texture Like Sun Sector Adelaide Hills Red Blend

Was super excited to try this bottle and it delivered. Tastes truly like sunshine - so alive. Bell pepper, cranberries, macerated raspberries - a beautiful, complex wine. — a year ago

Suisun Creek

Suisun Valley Chardonnay 2018

Tropical notes. Pineapple, banana predominately fly aromatically and across the palate. Notes of herbaceous jalapeño and green grass underly. Love this California rendition. Delicious and refreshing after reaching the peak of a 4 mile hike! — a year ago

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