The bottle is cake with modeling chocolate on the outside. The label was personalized to the birthday girl and the back had this on it: (reed is her maiden name) Cynthia Liuzza wine is aged a perfect 38 years in the Saugus Valley by the prestigious Reed winery. The Reed winery takes great pride in their wine. Their Cynthia Liuzza wine goes through a rigorous ageing process. First it is taken to the Veterans Memorial Elementary school where it stays for 6 years to age and mature. Then it goes to Malden Catholic where it is carefully watched over by the head of the winery staff of their Everett division. Then finally it is set free to age and ferment on it?s own to give each bottle it?s unique body and flavor. TFL!