Who doesn’t like a taco? A hand held arsenal of deliciousness featuring some type of meat or veggies topped with awesome condiments that include avocado, cheese, and salsa; all enveloped in a pocket of either corn or flour tortillas. Brilliant! I have been eating tacos all my life, but now tacos are trendy. Why? I don’t know and I don’t care. I love tacos! Sure tacos pair great with beer, a margarita, and even a soda, but wine lovers have no fear because great wine and taco pairings are here!
I have four wines and eleven tacos; let’s see how the match up.
Concha Y Toro Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2015 D.O. Colchagua Valley, Chile: 100% Sauvignon Blanc; light gold in the glass; soft aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd, lime zest, fresh cut grass and rich minerality; on the palate vibrant acidity that penetrates the palate leaving a long, tart, mouth-watering finish; SRP $17
Perfect taco pairings include: Baja Shrimp, grilled fish, and pork al pastor
Rutini Wines Trumpeter 2015 Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina: 100% Torrontes; crisp yellow in the glass; aromas of stone fruit, soft white flowers, lime zest, and a touch of nutmeg; rich and round on the palate with nice texture, smooth, medium body, elegant acidity, stainless steel fermentation; pleasant finish; really lovely wine; SRP $10.99
Perfect taco pairings include: beef and potatoes, roasted pork, grilled fish, fried chicken, Baja shrimp, veggie taco with grilled poblanos and mushrooms
Concha Y Toro Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 D.O. Marchigue, Chile: Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Carmenere; dark inky purple in the glass; marmalade of blackberries, blueberries, and boysenberries, with plums, dark chocolate, licorice, balsamic vinegar glaze, and vanilla; very smooth and spicy on the palate with dusty tannins, round acidity, mouth-coating, well-balanced, SRP $17
Perfect taco pairings include: roasted pork, brisket, black bean taco, beef and potatoes taco, and fried chicken taco
Concha Y Toro Gran Reserva Carmenere 2014 D.O. Peumo, Chile: 90% Carmenere with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; vibrant intense purple in the glass; layers of black fruit including black cherries, blackberries, black raspberries and plums were met with licorice, dried violets, pepper, and a touch of baking spice notes; crushed velvet mouth-feel, rich and round with balanced acidity and tannins; full-body, mouth-coating, long finish; SRP $17
Perfect taco pairings include: black bean tacos, bbq brisket taco, veggie taco, beef fajita taco, brisket taco, and roasted pork taco
Grab a few bottles of these delicious wines, order up some tacos, and have some friends over for an easy and delicious wine and taco dinner party!
My Song Selection: Tacos are fun. Wine is fun. Let’s go south of the border for some fun from Puerto Rico.
Get your own south of the border wine and taco pairings and let me know what song you pair with them. Cheers!