Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trellis Sonoma Cabernet $5.99 ***

Decant this wine. My first sip after my shaking hands opened this bottle sent a shudder down my spine. It was very fruity and dry. That being said, let me give you the backstory:

In June, I was suddenly unemployed... shudder in this economy.... But, I am a writer, and what do writers do? They write. So, I wrote and cooked and drank....

Tonight, after a soul crushing week, exhausting, nerve wracking and troubling, I came home to a bound galley of my first novel. It was boxed, sent from the publisher, just waiting for me to open it. I'll never get rich as a writer but I will be published (Westover: Haunted Lives, Spring 2010). With that in mind, I opened the Trellis.

It is a good, rich fruity wine. Really, I wish I had cooked but I was just a cyclone of excitement in a body of sloth.... People called, I gushed. I drank more of the Trellis. It may become my favorite red by default. It was the bottle I had on hand when I realized that I would be a published author - so that is how memories are made...pure coincidence.

A bottle of wine later and some Trader Joe's Mexican White Shrimp ($4.99)- that I cooked in Old Bay Seasoning - it is an amazing night.

Now, back to edits and rewrites. But, for one bottle, it was a great lush red wine and a bright future.

More to come...

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