White Truck California White Wine 2005
As promised in the White Truck winery profile article of a few days ago, a review of White Truck White Wine.
Nose is bright and forward, exuding floral, honeysuckle, ripe pear, apple, banana, and a hint of an unusual spice â€“ maybe ginger? Very smooth texture, fat and creamy with ripe pear, apricot, honey and vanilla spice flavors. Somewhat sweet smelling and perceptively sweet flavor, though it finishes dry and in good balance. An intriguing, unusual wine that might be considered tropical or exotic. Acidity is mild, but there is enough to match this with lean poultry and gamey fish â€“ perhaps best with spicier dishes such as Cajun / creole / blackened and Asian cuisine.
I like this as an aperitif or cocktail wine, but it also has the versatility to enjoy with lean and/or spicy dishes as suggested. You might call it the poor man’s Conundrum, with its fruit salad -like character. For the same reason, I also like it as a “bridge” wine for White Zinners and those looking to graduate from junior high wines such as Yellowtail.
a-8 t-8 b-7 fc-7 v-7 ~ 87 Points
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