The weekend flew by with fun dinners, watching a little hockey, basketball and some much needed down time. I also enjoyed a beautiful Mother’s Day filled with sweet acknowledgements of a job well done!
And now it’s Monday. Time to fire up the computer and get to work.
The other evening while at a dinner party I tasted a lovely 2009 Château Durfort-Vivens Margaux, Bordeaux, France. This red blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc and is a second growth Deuxième Cru of the 1855 Classification. This medium-full bodied wine was ruby red with succulent aromas of berries, spices, tobacco and cocoa. The palate was layered with cherry, purple plum, blackberry and spice. Hints of cocoa were present on a long and silky finish. It was a treat to drink it! The wine was aged in 40% new French oak barrels for an average of 18 months.
The week is jam packed with lots to do, but I plan to take advantage of the warm weather and blue skies to get in as much power walking as possible.
It’s a rainy day and Mr. Weatherman is forecasting strong winds and “torrential” downpours.
As I struggled to get all the outside umbrellas down, one of them collapsed on my head and wrist. Yes, the wrist that was broken. This is not the way to begin my day. So, as I sit here icing my wrist, let me talk about last night instead.
I had a few guests over for dinner to celebrate “life”. I cooked up a storm. It was an impressive menu, if I do say so myself!
One of my guests brought a 1.5L bottle of 2005 Grand Cru Chateau Lascombes, Margaux. This Bordeaux was the color of rubies. I inhaled dark berries, vanilla and coffee. My palate was filled with the richness of black fruit, licorice and oak. A powerful wine with a satisfying finish! http://www.chateau-lascombes.com
This will be a good day to plan my next knitting project. But first, I must attend a few meetings. Off I go…