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Tacones 2007

I always enjoy the wine selection on Continental Airlines. However it would be nice if they would serve a few domestic wines.

Yesterday on a flight from Houston to Ontario, CA I had a Tacones 2007. We were flying to Ontario, California. I can see where ONT, CA could be confused with Ontario, Canada and one passenger had to leave the plane before we taxied out. He had purchased a ticket thinking he was going to Ontario, Canada. One of the cabin crew commented that it occasionally happens.

The wines served with lunch included a Chardonnay and the Tacones. I wasn’t in the mood for Chardonnay even though it would have paired better with the chicken salad for lunch. So I opted for the red. The wine, from Mendoza, Argentina, was a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The dark ruby color was faintly translucent. The aroma and taste was black fruit especially black cherries and black berries. The finish offered medium tannins and was fruity yielding to spices. Tacones means high heels in Spanish. It is a symbol of elegance and sensuality in an Argentine Tango.

The Tacones was not my favorite wine that I had on Continental. I would have preferred bolder tannins and less spice. However it matched better with the food than the profile of a Cab that I like.


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