2009 Pink Truck

Disclaimer: This bottle was sent to us by the folks over at 585 Wine Partners, not purchased by the First Pour Wine. The opinions expressed are solely those of First Pour Wine.

It’s not often that I see a pink truck, but when I do, it’s almost always a wine.  2009 Pink Truck is of course a relative of the Red Truck, White Truck, and Green Truck brands, and seeks to plug the hole that exists in their portfolio for the inadvertently infamous white zinfandel.  That being said, there’s a minor twist in that 2009 Pink Truck in that it uses not only zinfandel, but also grenache, mourvedre, and a lesser known grape, symphony.  Does the addition of these grapes add some horsepower to the engine, or is it all noise, no go?  

Sight:  Pink with hints of orange, although slightly on the duller side.  This wine is a year old, and it’s starting to show it’s age.

Smell:  There’s a lot of orange zest and raspberry, as well as a solid amount of fresh strawberries as well.  There’s a zippy sort of tangerine in the background, and it smells a little sweet.

Sip:  The start is kind of sweet, but eases back and becomes more dry.  The wine feels heavier than might be expected, and there’s a lot of orange zest and strawberry that come through.  The acidity is a little on the low side, and there’s a pithy taste occasionally. [A.B.V. 10.5%]

Savor:  The pith magnifies here, and the orange and strawberry linger very briefly.

Overall, 2009 Pink Truck definitely leans citrusy, but maintains a nice balance with the strawberry elements in itself.  This wine is definitely not the most complex out there, but it offers a decent amount of acid and sugar for an alright price.  This is worth a shot for those who like white zinfandel a bit on the drier side, and with more citrus notes.

Verdict: Moving forward
Price: $5 – $9 depending, completely reasonably priced at that range.