Red Wine Reviews & Tasting Notes Red Truck California Red Wine, 2006
 

Red Truck California Red Wine, 2006 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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Wine Appearance

The Red Truck California Red is a fairly dry, full-bodied red wine that has both marked acidity and medium tannins. The flavors up front are dominated by the same berries that appear in the nose then finishes dry with a bit of pepper. There is also a bit of smoke in there plus something akin to Worcestershire sauce. This Red Truck California Red works unusually well cold for such a dry wine which will probably make it appealing during warm weather and outdoor cooking.

Red Truck California Red Wine Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
Red Truck California Red is a clear but very deep purple-red. It's obviously a young wine but it is also very thick in appearance.

Nose
The aromas of the Red Truck California Red Wine are moderate in intensity and reminiscent of White Zinfandel. The dominant aromas are red berries, cherries, and a little bit of smoke.

Palate
The Red Truck California Red is a fairly dry, full-bodied red wine that has both marked acidity and medium tannins. The flavors up front are dominated by the same berries that appear in the nose then finishes dry with a bit of pepper. There is also a bit of smoke in there plus something akin to Worcestershire sauce. This Red Truck California Red works unusually well cold for such a dry wine which will probably make it appealing during warm weather and outdoor cooking.

Food Pairing

Overall, the Red Truck California Red seems like it would work very well for people looking for a drier red wine to have on picnics, cookouts, and barbecues.

Pairing Red Truck California Red with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The Red Truck wine softens a bit and the berry flavors are brought out when paired with cheddar cheese.
  • Swiss Cheese: This isn't an ideal pairing, though the Red Truck becomes drier while the swiss cheese becomes a bit nuttier.
  • Aged Gouda: When paired with Gouda cheese the wine is softened and the pepper flavors are emphasized.
  • Aged Parmesan: Paring aged Parmesan with the Red Truck is fairly neutral.
  • American Cheese: This is also a neutral pairing.

Pairing Red Truck California Red with Main Dishes

  • Hot Dogs: The wine becomes softer and fruitier when paired with hot dogs (note: these particular hot dog buns were the sweeter variety).
  • Hamburgers: Pairing hamburgers with Red Truck is reasonably good.
  • Bratwurst: Like the hot dogs, the bratwurst makes the Red Truck softer and fruitier — but they do need a brown mustard to work well.
  • Roast Turkey: This isn't a very good pairing, with the Red Truck becoming harsher and even bit more sour.

Pairing Red Truck California Red with Side Dishes

  • Egg Salad: This is an unpleasant pairing, with neither the egg salad nor the Red Truck tasting very good.
  • Potato Chips: This pairing doesn't do much for the chips, but the red wine is tastier because of the salt.
  • Pretzels: This pairing is also good for the Red Truck California Red because of the salt, though perhaps not quite as good as the chips.

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Red Truck California Red Wine, 2006

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3.0
Reviewed by Austin    November 04, 2011
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Red Truck California Red

The Red Truck California Red isn't a sophisticated wine, but it's a pretty decent red wine that will work well in summery situations.

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