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Pink Truck California Pink Wine, 2007 Review & Tasting Notes Hot

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There's a great combination of berry, strawberry, and even a bit of orange flavors here. The The Pink Truck California 2007 has very soft tannins and very little acidity. Overall the balance between sweetness and dryness is fairly even, perhaps just a little on the sweet side. This makes the wine well-suited to a wide variety of foods and social situations. It's medium bodied with a very short length, making it an easy-going wine and very approachable.

Pink Truck California Pink 2007 Tasting Notes

Color & Clarity
The Pink Truck California 2007 may only have medium depth of color, but it's an incredibly strong strawberry color — any more strawberry and it might approach neon. As it is, this wine has a very nice, appealing color.

Nose
There are positive berry, red fruit, and citrus aromas coming off the The Pink Truck California 2007. More than anything the smell of this pink wine reminds me of White Zinfandel, which is appropriate given the presence of Zinfandel grapes and the fact that Pink Truck was created by Cline Cellars as a stepping stone for people to move away from White Zinfandel and towards drier red wines.

Palate
There's a great combination of berry, strawberry, and even a bit of orange flavors here. The The Pink Truck California 2007 has very soft tannins and very little acidity. Overall the balance between sweetness and dryness is fairly even, perhaps just a little on the sweet side. This makes the wine well-suited to a wide variety of foods and social situations. It's medium bodied with a very short length, making it an easy-going wine and very approachable.

Pink Truck California Pink 2007 Food Pairing

Pairing Pink Truck California Pink with Cheeses

  • Cheddar Cheese: The Pink Truck's berries and acidity are brought out by cheddar cheese while the cheese itself becomes sharper. This is a good pairing to have.
  • Swiss Cheese: This wine becomes sweeter when paired swiss cheese.
  • Aged Gouda: Pink Truck wine is a neutral pairing with aged Gouda.
  • Aged Parmesan: I like this wine with aged Parmesan because the Pink Truck becomes a little drier and even a bit more complex.
  • Feta: I thought that the Feta cheese was a bit too strong for the Pink Truck.

 

Pairing Pink Truck California Pink with Meats

  • Chorizo Salami: This is only an OK pairing — the Pink Truck stands up well to the strong flavors of the chorizo, but at the same time it's probably a bit too sweet to really work well.

 

Pairing Pink Truck California Pink with Main Dishes

  • Roast Turkey with Gravy: The Pink Truck becomes not just sweeter when paired with roast turkey, but also a bit more jammy in flavor. The acidity, or what little there is, actually softens a bit more as well.
  • Fruit Salad: This is probably about the driest wine that might be paired with fruit salad — and it might still be a bit too dry for many people. The wine itself becomes drier and more acidic and manages to go with melons, but not so much with grapes.
  • Sushi: Pink Truck becomes a bit more acidic but also lost some of its distinctiveness when paired with fish sushi — it's actually a lot closer to White Zinfandel in this pairing.

 

More on Pink Truck California Pink Wine

California Pink Wine
Although the Pink Truck wine is so very close in nature to White Zinfandel, don't let that put you off if you aren't a fan of White Zinfandel. The Pink Truck is still a step up and away, towards more complex and drier wines. It's not so far away that fans of White Zinfandel won't like it, but far enough that others can enjoy it as well. This is because it has 20% less residual sugars than regular White Zinfandels.

Pink Truck
The original Red Truck and White Truck wines were created by Cline Cellars in 2002 and sold majority interest in 2005 to what would become the Axiom Wine Company.

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