I picked up two bottles of wine last week from Red Truck, their 2007 Petite Sirah and their 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. Red Truck is a California winery out of Sonoma, California. Red Truck makes both organic and non-organic wines. Their organic selections include the Petite Sirah, the Sauvignon Blanc and a Zinfandel.

I really enjoyed the Petite Sirah ($9.99 on special, normally $11.99) from the first sip. It smelled very fruity, but was not overly fruity/sweet when I drank it.  It brought big flavor from start to finish. This is a red that is enjoyable on its own with no need to pair it with food to find its strengths.

This would be a great wine with beef. I drank it with spaghetti, and while it wasn’t bad with it, there are other choices I’d make with red-sauced pastas before this wine. But it would be fabulous with a burger.

The Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99 on special, normally $11.99) was surprisingly good with the burger topped with American cheese that I drank it with. Fresh tasting and initially sweeter than I would normally like in a wine (but a Sauvignon Blanc leans toward the sweet side so its no fault of the wine), the burger helped to even out the sweetness.

Since Zinfandel is one of my favorite wines, I hope to be able to track down their Zin for a taste in the near future.

Next week, I’ll have a review for you from the first bottle I’ve bought that has broken the $20 mark. Since I’ve found that many of the organic wines I’ve bought for under $20 have been very pleasing, I’ve decided to take the chance and spend a little more to see if more money means even more pleasure. 

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.