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.