A few glasses of Jack Tempchin’s best-known song will now really give you a ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’.
Jack Tempchin has turned his Eagles classic into a red and a white wine. ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ is his new Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jack Tempchin and his wife Sheryl have created the wine brand with California’s South Coast Winery. The winery is a two times winner of the California State Winery of Awards and has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2011.
According to the winery, The Chardonnay “was fermented and aged exclusively in a blend of European oak that was selected from forests in France, Hungary, Russia and Germany. The oak adds a beautiful note of toasty vanilla and spice to the ever present apple and tropical fruit aromas. Approximately 18% of this wine underwent malolactic fermentation, which adds mouthfeel and a delicate buttery bouquet. The style of this wine is balanced oak and fruit, so that both components are in singular harmony, each accentuating the other. Bright acidity gives a nice lift and wonderful drinkability to this popular wine. This wine will continue to grow in complexity as it ages, and has the capacity to go for several years in the bottle. Pairs with rich sauces and seafood or fowl, as well as being the perfect aperitif”.
The Cab Sav has “a rich concentrated character, layered with jammy black cherry and cassis aromas; the bouquet is radiant in its complexity of forest floor and leafy herbal notes. The oak finish is restrained and velvety upon first taste, the tannins are supple and the firm acidity makes this Cabernet a well-structured wine that definitely brings to mind a Peaceful Easy Feeling”.
Grab a bottle at Jack Tempchin’s website http://www.jacktempchin.com/peaceful-easy-feeling-wines/
Jack Tempchin wrote the song ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ in the early 70s at a time he was performing in coffee houses in his hometown San Diego.
Later when he moved to Los Angeles he met up with other singer-songwriters on the road to fame, Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey and J.D. Souther. Browne heard the song and developed it further. Eagles recorded it for their debut album and released the song as a single in December 1972. It reached no 22 on the US chart.
Jack Tempchin would release his solo version on his debut album of 1978.
Jack Tempchin went on to have a long and continuous relationship with Eagles the band and solo. He co-wrote their songs ‘Already Gone’, ‘The Girl From Yesterday’, ‘Somebody’ and ‘It’s Your World Now’.
Jack also worked closely with Glenn Frey in his solo years and wrote ‘You Belong To The City’. ‘Smuggler’s Blues’, ‘The One You Love’, ‘I Found Somebody’ and ‘True Love’.
Jack Tempchin also gave Johnny Rivers a Top 10 hit with ‘Slow Dancin’ (Swaying To The Music) in 1977.
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