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Snooth User: John151

Tacos for dinner, which of these wines?

Posted by John151, Mar 3, 2013.

Wife is making beef Tacos (taqueria style: ground beef, onions, soft corn tortellias).  Trying to decide between these three bottles in my wine rack:

 

1)  Petite Sirah  - Maggio, Lodi, 2011

2)  Zinfandel - Renwood, Fiddletown, 2008

3)  Grenache - Chateau Chateau Skulls 2010

Your thoughts?

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Reply by amour, Mar 3, 2013.

Zin, by all means!

And do not say that I am boring!!!! CHEERS!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Mar 3, 2013.

Beer.

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Reply by John151, Mar 3, 2013.

The Tacos were excellent, and the wine paired well. We have enough left over to try the other two wines this coming week.

 

Thanks!

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Mar 3, 2013.

Did you go with the Zin? I find that bold reds combined with spicy Mexican food set my mouth on fire!  I think Fox's recommendation for beer is a better match.  If you want to go with wine try a dry white - maybe a Riesling.

Of the three varieties you listed I would have gone with the Grenache.  In my experience it seems to be drier with more acidity than the Zin or PS.

Cheers

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Reply by John151, Mar 3, 2013.

The Zin was awful all by itself, so we drank the Grenache with the Tacos.  However, I do wonder how a Riesling would have paired (I love Riesling with spicey Thai food, but have not tried with red meats per se). 

 

 

 

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Reply by amour, Mar 4, 2013.

Wow!!

I meant to say: ZIN, but not your ZIN!

Cheers!

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Reply by jtryka, Mar 5, 2013.

yes, I've tried that Renwood and wasn't wowed by it, the Maggio Petit Sirah was ok, but struck me as a bit young, perhaps in another year it would be better.  I think a nice Grenache with tacos would be a good bet though.

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Reply by edwilley3, Apr 1, 2013.

I like to keep a bottle of Atteca garnacha around the house. It has enough fruit and is integrated enough to be pleasant on its own yet has enough "oomph" and natural sweetness to work well against some heartier food with a bit of spice.

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Reply by pikeman, Apr 8, 2013.

If I'm eating Mexican that has heat in it I drink cold lager. I can enjoy a glass before, though.

And if wine is bad, I won't drink it at all, much less with Mexican food!

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Reply by jtryka, Apr 13, 2013.

I had tacos tonight and enjoyed a bottle of 2005 Chianti Colli Senesi with them, and it was wonderful!

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Reply by kona dave, Apr 17, 2013.

I would have opted for a beer, Negra Modela would have been the choice for Mexican selection or Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA for my preference.........a port with desert ( fried ice cream!! )

Gotta go with what you feel though

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Reply by napagirl68, Apr 17, 2013.

Of your choices, I would've gone with Maggio Petite because I am familiar with the Renwood zin, and think it a bit too big and fruity to compete with the spices.  JMO.

Beer is great with tacos, but I prefer Margaritas... made with a splash of Grand Marnier.


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