SOHO Spotlight: Magnificent Malbecs

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals on flight night, Wednesday, January 21. Malbec will be the featured varietal of the week. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 27.

Columbia Valley, Washington

Columbia Valley, Washington

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Antigal UNO Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “Bright natural acidity heightens irresistible plum and Morello cherry, while a touch of vanilla, chocolate and dulce de leche adds complexity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is described, “Wonderfully developed cherry aromas swirl in the glass. Juicy, dark flavors welcome you to the well-rounded palate. Layered notes of rich fruit, cocoa powder and leather lead to balanced tannins and lingering oak on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Felino Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Wine critic James Suckling says of the wine, “Extremely dark fruit on the nose with blackberries and wet earth. Full body, with a solid core of fruit and mineral, blue slate and blueberry aftertaste. Black pepper and spice finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each Malbec.

2011 Antigal UNO Malbec
Paired with: Tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and sausage

2010 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec
Paired with: Savory beef stew (carne guisada)

2013 Felino Malbec
Paired with: Spice rubbed grilled duck breast over coconut rice

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Sip Stellar Syrahs at SOHO

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Alexander Valley Vineyards

SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals, specifically Syrah, on flight night, Wednesday, January 14.  The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 20.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Fess Parker Syrah from Santa Barbara county. The winemaker describes the wine, “Flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, spice and toast commingle on the palate with light mint and herbal notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Andrew Murray Vineyards “Tous les Jours” Syrah. Wine & Spirits said of the Syrah, “Sourced from several vineyards scattered throughout the Santa Ynez Valley, this has real definition, its ripeness held in tension against cooling, earthen tannins that feel integrated and appetizing. With mouthwatering flavors that suggest dark plums and dried herbs…”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah. The winemaker notes, “This wine has aromas of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and spice. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry and vanilla are complemented by silky tannins and a long finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to be pair with each Syrah.

2012 Fess Parker Syrah
Paired with: Slow cooked BBQ’d beef ribs with potato salad

2012 Andrew Murray Vineyards “Tous les Jours” Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin with sundried tomato polenta

2010 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Syrah
Paired with: Herb roasted chicken thighs with cornbread dressing and Mayhaw chutney

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Red Varietals Shine at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase red varietals from around the world throughout the month of January. The tour of fantastic reds begins with the Pinot Noir varietal on flight night, Wednesday, January 7. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 13.

Copain winery

Copain winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Calista Pinot Noir “The Coast Range” from Sonoma, Menocino and Monterey counties in California. The winemaker says of the wine, “The Pinot Noir is deep ruby red in color with aromatics of dried cherries, rose petal, violet and roasted coffee bean. Rhubarb, cherry and notes of cranberry flow through the palate to a balanced and lengthy finish of mixed dark fruit and black tea.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Copain Pinot Noir “Tous Ensemble” from Anderson Valley, California. The winemaker describes the Pinot, “The Pinot Noir is a blend of fruit harvested from several parcels within the Anderson Valley. The delicately perfumed aromatics of spice and floral notes frame the soft supple body with flavors of just-ripened red fruits and rich earth. Bright acidity carries through for an elegant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Etude Pinot Noir from Carneros, California. The wine is described, “The 2012 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir defines the classic Grace Benoist Ranch style with lifted red fruit aromas, ranging from pomegranate and red cherry to wild strawberry and raspberry, and a spicy entry of baking spice, forest floor and sandalwood. Refined tannins and ideal natural acidity frame the lush, intricate flavors. Despite the wine’s strength, it possesses a persistent fruit finish and elegance that make it uplifting and polished.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plates to pair with each Pinot Noir.

2012 Calista Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb stew with root vegetables

2012 Copain Pinot Noir
Paired with: Hot smoked salmon with apple cherry risotto

2012 Etude Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled flank steak with BLT smashed red potatoes

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Share in the Best of 2014 at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase guest favorite wines and tapas from 2014 on flight night, Wednesday, December 24. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 6.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon. The winemaker describes the Pinot, “With aromas of violet, star anise, marionberry and bay leaf, our Pinot Noir also offers brambly fruit flavors framed by coffee bean, pomegranate and candied orange zest and acceted by Pacific Northwest freshness entwined with La Crema’s supple and silky mouthfeel.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Browne Family Vineyards “Tribute” from Columbia Valley, Washington. This red blend offers “aromas of leather, cigar box and a hint of black cherry. The palate continues with notes of plum, maraschino cherries, dry cocoa, and a touch of baking spice. Lingering vanilla and fruit notes give way to balanced tannins on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel from Lodi, California. The winemaker says of the wine, “Enticing scents of plum, strawberry and vanilla are followed by a wisp of anise. Bold, yet bright and complex flavors of plums, black cherries, dark berries and tobacco are balanced by a hint of smooth dark chocolate that enrobes the palate in richness. The velvety tannins are kept bright and juicy by a pleasing seam of acidity while the flavors build depth and concentration on the finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with the wines.

2012 La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Paella with shrimp, clams and Andouille sausage

2011 Browne Family Vineyards “Tribute”
48% Merlot, 23% Malbec, 14% Cabernet, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with rosemary infused extra virgin olive oil

2011 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel
83% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Syrah, 4% Cabernet
Paired with: Slow roasted pulled pork BBQ sliders

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Ring in 2015 with SOHO Atlanta Restaurant!

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NYE 20132015 is almost upon us! If you plan to celebrate the New Year by dining out with friends and loved ones, we invite you to join us at SOHO Atlanta restaurant. SOHO will be serving dinner on New Year’s Eve from 5:30 to 11:00pm. In addition to our regular menu, SOHO will also serve up a special a la carte New Year’s Eve menu.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created the following menu for your holiday dining enjoyment.

Starters
Lobster Bisque with Parmesan Croutons ($7)

Grilled Argentine Red Shrimp with Tomatoes & Avocado over Bibb Lettuce tossed with Key Lime Vinaigrette and Toasted Coconut ($12)

Braised Lamb Shank and Wild Mushroom Ragout with Pappardelle Pasta ($10)

Entrees
Seared George’s Bank Scallops with Parmesan & White Truffle Oil Risotto, Sauteed Kale, and Champagne Lemon Sauce ($30)

Grilled 16oz Veal Chop with Fingerling Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe and Cabernet Reduction ($38)

Dessert
Warm Cranberry Pear Crisp with Ginger Ice Cream ($7)

Reservations for New Year’s Eve can be made by calling 770-801-0069 or by clicking here.

SOHO Spotlights 2014 Wine & Tapas Favorites

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase guest favorite wines and tapas from 2014 on flight night, Wednesday December 17. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 23.

- Photo of Laetitia Vineyards

– Photo of Laetitia Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay. The winemaker describes the wine, “…subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, ripe apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop and Pippin apple flavors. The fruit focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystalized ginger in the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, California. The winemaker notes, “A seductive nose reminiscent of ripe plum and blackberry, with layered components of earth, violets and Asian spice. The palate reveals supple tannins and lively acids accented with pretty hints of framboise and underlying notes of dark chocolate and rye.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Alexander Valley. The winemaker says of the Cabernet, “Bright, deep garnet. Offers and impressive mix of red cherry, blackberry, and espresso notes fanning out to dried herb and tobacco accents. The mid-palate is soft and expansive with roasted coffee and ripe blackberry flavors. Finishes with soft, supple tannins.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with the wines.

2012 Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Monkfish piccata with lemon buerre blanc and fried capers

2012 Laetitia Winery Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled flat iron steak with roasted vegetables and demi glace

2012 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled mini sopressata pizza

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

2014 Favorites Shines at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase guest favorite wines and tapas from 2014 on flight night, Wednesday December 10. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 16.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker describes the wine, “Aromas of brooding deep Oregon strawberry, pekoe-tea leaves, cola notes. [The wine gives the] impression of great vitality and liveliness, with a core of seductive ripe fruit.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Casanova di Neri Rosso D.O.C. from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. The winemaker says, “Immediately upon opening, the 2011 Rosso di Casanova offers amazing aromas of ripe black cherries, mocha, anise and floral which leap from the glass. This shows depth and finesse with a wonderful rich velvety texture. Finishes up silky and caressing.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Arcanun il Fauno Toscano I.G.T. from Tuscany, Italy. The winemaker notes, “A beautiful wine with deep black cherry color and elegant aromas of peppery spice and minerality. On the palate, the oak is discreet with a strong presence of spice and salted nutmeg. This is a balanced wine with beautiful length and bright acidity that comes together for a smooth finish of soft tannins and black pepper notes.”

SOHO’s Scott Warren has created three tapas plates to pair with each wine.

2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared duck breast with pomegranate and citrus glaze

2012 Casanova di Neri Rosso D.O.C.
95% Sangiovese, 5% Corolino
Paired with: Bison sliders with bacon and Asiago cheese

2009 Arcanun il Fauno Toscano I.G.T.
61% Merlot, 20% Cabernet, 16% Cab Franc, 2% Sangiovese, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Braised lamb shank cassoulet

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Flight Night Favorites at SOHO

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Throughout December, and beginning on Wednesday, December 3, SOHO will feature guest favorite wine and tapas from 2014 on flight night. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 9.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Santa Barbara Winery Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara, California. The wine is described by the winemaker, “This polished Pinot is brimming with acidity. It’s bone dry and has a satiny, silky texture that frames delicate flavors of raspberries, cola and spices.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Rodano Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. from Castellina, Italy. The winemaker says, “The wine has a rich deep cherry, black fruit and fresh berry forward taste with deep wonderful structure and color. Luscious plum, cinnamon, wild strawberries with a ruddy cherry sweetness fill up this extra voluptuous and sultry Chianti Classico. The fruit is well-balanced and made bright by great acidity. Elegant and lengthy in the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah from Russian River, California. The winemaker notes, “The Terra Felice Syrah is a proprietary blend of some of our best Syrah vineyards. It has aromas of vanilla, sweet tobacco, and bacon, and is ladden with flavors of raspberry and currents.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each wine.

2012 Santa Barbara Winery Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped Berkshire pork loin with cranberry and Mandarin relish

2008 Rodano Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo/Colorino
Paired with: Wild mushroom ragout over fettucine with Pecorino cheese

2009 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Angus filet medallions with caramelized onions

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

SOHO Showcases the Wines of Australia & New Zealand

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to spotlight the wines and flavors of Australia and New Zealand on flight night, Wednesday, November 19. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 2.

John Duval winery

John Duval winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Neudorf Chardonnay from New Zealand. The winemaker describes the Chardonnay, “White gold in color, with hints of peach skin and nectarine and citrus notes followed by a complex and nutty palate. The use of oak is restrained and supportive without being overbearing.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia. The winemaker says of the wine, “A highly complex, intense beauty, with cherry and plums giving way to hints of licorice, dried spring flowers, cocoa and cinnamon spice. The palate is driven and concentrated, with fine sandy mineral tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 John Duval Entity Shiraz from Barossa Valley, from Barossa Valley, Australia. Of the Shiraz, the winemaker says, “The 2012 Entity Shiraz displays deep ruby purple color with attractive blackberry and blueberry aromatics, intermingled with hints of savory spice. A full bodied and generous palate, with layers of dark berry fruit and youthful balanced tannins. Very pure and mouth filling, with ample structure.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to be paired with the wine.

2011 Neudorf Chardonnay
Paired with: Garlic shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta

2012 Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache
Paired with: Lamb chops with pomegranate-pistachio couscous

2012 John Duval Entity Shiraz
Paired with: Asian ribs with 5-spice rub and hoisin glaze

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

Savory Sips from Australia & New Zealand Shine at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Australia and New Zealand on flight night, Wednesday, November 12. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, November 18.

Marlborough, New Zealand

Marlborough, New Zealand

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Momo Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand. The certified organic Pinot Noir is described, “Bouquet: The nose demonstrates earthy, herbal characters with hints of cedar, boronia and mushroom. Palate: The focused palate is concentrated with succulent dark fruits layered over smoky oak and fine mouth-coating tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Oliverhill “Red Silk” Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia. The wine was given 91 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the reviewer said, “Deep purple-black colored, the 2012 Red Silk Shiraz reveals pronounced nose of blackberry compote and creme de cassis with suggestions of eucalyptus, dark chocolate and star anise. Full-bodied and packed with concentrated blackberry preserve and menthol flavors, it has a good backbone of medium to firm rounded tannins and a long, spicy finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia. The winemaker describes the wine, “Medium-bodied. Balanced, youthful, bright. Cranberry, boysenberry and mulberry fruits laced with star anise and cardamom. Defined, granular and cohesive tannins; integrated and supportive oak.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each wine.

2011 Momo Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled salmon with teriyaki shiitake mushrooms

2012 Oliverhill “Red Silk” Shiraz”
Paired with: Honey & spice glazed chicken thighs

2011 Penfolds Bin * Cabernet/Shiraz
Paired with: Angus sliders with gouda, BBQ sauce and crispy fried onions

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!

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