Drinking from my Q again

I have a problem. When new wine comes in my door I get this nagging little voice in the back of my head telling me I should try it right.then. Such was the case when my latest WineQ showed up at my door. I managed to wait all of 3 days before jumping into this bottle of 2005 Lava Cap Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

The wine cost $11.99 (free shipping since my order was over $35 total!!), was 14.6% alcohol by volume and had a real cork closure. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy getting free shipping from WineQ? It’s the shipping costs from my other wine clubs that kill me when I realize I could have purchased at least another bottle, maybe two for the price it cost to ship the wine!

In the glass this Sauvignon Blanc wass straw gold in color, it really struck me as a pretty wine. The nose came wafting out of the glass with vanilla, lime and orange citrus flavors. A very aromatic wine overall. In the mouth I would describe the wine as creamy. I got flavors of lime, melon, oak and clementines in the mouth.

The oak aging really lent a different characteristic to this wine, much different from most of the Sauvignon Blancs that I drink, so I had to adjust my expectations to appreciate this wine for what it was: a very well-balanced, inexpensive, aromatic and flavorful white, with good citrus and melon flavors tempered by the oak aging. I think it would do wonderfully with an herb-roasted chicken dish, though it was great on its own as we drank it.

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6 Responses

  1. Sounds like my kind of wine and the right price too! Where is the winery located for that wine?

  2. Sounds great – I can’t wait to drink a toast to this blog when I get off of work today! Happy Friday to me!

  3. winedeb, the winery is in El Dorado, CA.

    Foodette, thanks! It certainly is a good Friday for some drinks! I”ll be heading to a bar to scope out some Chilean Sauvignon Blanc!!

  4. Good news on the Lava Cap–I’ve got that in my Q, too. Sounds like it’s on the fume end of sauvignon blanc–very popular in the 60s, less so after the Marlborough Revolution that made SBs green and fresh.

  5. I’ve definitely got to check out that wineq site! I just had a case arrive from a shop I like in Sonoma Co, thinking I had some pretty good deals until I saw the $50 in shipping!

  6. Definitely more on the fume side Dr. Debs. Very enjoyable though, Ill get it again!

    David, you should certainly check it out, I’ve had great luck so far, especially with the free shipping!

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