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Happy (belated) birthday to me!

August 7, 2007
And a picture of what happens when you give your husband the camera and ask him to take a picture of the cake! In any case, my in-laws were here visiting this weekend and it was also my father-in-law's birthday. Mine happened on Wednesday while I was away on business, so we shared a cake for the two birthdays instead.

Of course, we shared a bottle of wine to mark the occasion, this time a bottle of 2005 De la Montanya Syrah. The wine came in our last club shipment, cost around $24, had a real cork closure, and was 14.4% alcohol by volume. It was served with grilled steaks, fresh corn, and green beans prepared by Matt and my mother-in-law.

The nose showed dark fruit, cedar, oak, leather, and black currants. In the mouth there were big gobs of dark fruit. Specifically I found black currants and blackberries. Overall the wine was a bit tannic and was a big wine. I think I would let this one sit around for a bit before drinking it, or at least decant it before serving.

Another year older, the jury is still out on the wiser bit.

6 comments:

  1. Marcus said...

    Happy belated birthday. You're probably already wiser since Wednesday.

    (Quite generous of you to share your birthday ... some people wouldn't think of it!)

    8/7/07, 8:19 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    Thanks Marcus :)

    I'm actually quite used to sharing, my little bro's b-day is the day before mine and then when I left home it turned out one of my new friends at college had the exact same one as me!

    8/7/07, 8:36 PM  

  3. Edward said...

    Sonadora,

    Happy Birthday! I'm not sure what looks the most dangerous - the icecream, or you carrying two sharp objects!

    8/7/07, 10:14 PM  

  4. Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday from WineQ! :)

    -Marshall

    8/7/07, 10:39 PM  

  5. Joe said...

    Happy Birthday! Next year ask for the decanter ;)

    8/7/07, 10:56 PM  

  6. Shantanu said...

    After all, its not the years in your life that counts, it is the life in your years! Many, many happy returns.

    8/13/07, 6:02 AM  

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