SOHO Raises a Glass to California Wines and Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 25. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 31.

Photo courtesy of Morgan winery

Photo courtesy of Morgan winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Byron Santa Maria Chardonnay from Santa Maria. The wine is described, “Our 2011 Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay displays fruit-forward citrus aromas, accented by hints of mineral and brown spice. On the palate, it is richly textured with stone fruit, fig, honey, spice and minerals.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow’s from Monterey. The winemaker notes, “This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Cherry pie, sweet spice and floral aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins; it offers a mouthful of blackberry, plum and coffee cake.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Rich deep dark berry color with creamy mocha- espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit and create a long finish that keeps going. It’s full bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black current and cooked blueberries fruit. Balanced and intense.”

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

2011 Byron Santa Maria Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Champagne risotto with sauteed Bay scallops

2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow’s
60% Grenache and 40% Syrah
Paired with: Braised pork cheeks with an apple & cherry slaw

2013 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
88% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Espresso & cayenne rubbed petite filets with maple glazed carrots

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 Spotlight: The Golden State

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 24.

Constant sunshine and natural “air conditioning” in the form of fog and breezes ensure world class grape and wine quality. Photo credit:  “Wine Institute of California.”

Constant sunshine and natural “air conditioning” in the form of fog and breezes ensure world class grape and wine quality. Photo credit: “Wine Institute of California.”

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Hangtime Pinot Noir from Arroyo Seco. The winemaker says of the Pinot, “”A season that ensured slow and even fruit ripening produced a rich Pinot Noir with lovely rose petal aromas combined with supple blackberry and red raspberry flavors, and hints of chocolate, followed by a long, lingering finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stephen Vincent Crimson from Monterey County. On the nose, the wine offers notes of mocha, licorice, salted caramel and boysenberry. On the palate, the wine has soft tannins with flavors of strawberry, vanilla, and maple.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Earthquake Zinfandel from Lodi. The wine is described, “Peppery and spicy with plenty of berry fruit (cherries and raspberries) intertwined
with dusty, loamy soil, incense and a Provencial garrigue-like note jump from the glass of this impressive wine.”

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

2011 Hangtime Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Herb grilled lamb chops, flash fried Rosemary polenta, and extra virgin olive oil

2012 Stephen Vincent Crimson
60% Monterey County Syrah, 25% Lake County Petit Syrah, 15% Monterey County Cabernet
Paired with: Penne pasta with spicy tomato sauce

2012 Earthquake Zinfandel
Paired with: Venison tenderloin with a berry demi glace

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!

Revel in Wines & Flavors from California at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 17.

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County. The winemaker says, “This Pinot Nair greets you with medium to light ruby color, and a wonderful smoky nose with vanilla and caramel notes. Barrel aged for 17 months in French Oak, this wine has a soft silky entry showing classic flavors of cherry, rose petal, and exotic spices. [The wine is] light and balanced with fruit and earthy tones.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Michael David Petite Petit from Lodi. The wine is described, “Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied,whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel from Lodi. The winemaker notes, “deep, opaque garnet color. Enticing aromas of dried red currant, brambly blackberry and vanilla delight the senses. An impressive concentration of flavors offer waves of sweet raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry pie, enriched by notes of sweet tobacco, pepper and hints of cola. Silky, plush tannins float through the lingering finish, balanced by light touch of acidity. This wine has the elegance and balance of a fine Cabernet, yet retains the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel.”

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

2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled salmon and pineapple with avocado dressing

2012 Michael David Petite Petit
85% Petite Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Bison sliders with pecorino ginepro and escarole

2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel
85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet
Paired with: Chicken curry with bananas and sweet 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!

SOHO Journeys West

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Throughout the month of March, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of California, focusing specifically on regions outside of Napa Valley. The tour of the golden state begins on flight night, Wednesday, March 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 10.

Photo courtesy of Sanford winery

Photo courtesy of Sanford winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cambria Chardonnay from the Santa Maria Valley. The winemaker says of the wine, “Subtle tropical and citrus aromas with pineapple, stone fruit and apple ­flavors. Oak and vanilla balance out the ­flavors on the

 palate. Nicely balanced with weight on the mid-palate leading into a crisp, fresh finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sanford Flor De Campo Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast. The wine is described, “The wine is garnet with a ruby hue and is busting with bright red fruits like raspberry and bing cherry with a hint of cola, pepper and some earthiness. On the palate this medium bodied and balanced wine delivers bright fruit and spice.”

Finally, SOHO will  pour a 2012 Gunsight Rock Cabernet from Paso Robles. The winemaker notes, “[The wine is] garnet in color and features an aromatic nose filled with tiers of blackberry, sweet leather and a hint of smokiness. Beautiful notes of Belgian milk chocolate, nutmeg and black pepper add layers of complexity to the bold fruit profile. Flavors of black currants and fresh fig mingle effortlessly with mocha, which comes from the 12 months of American oak aging.”

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

2012 Cambria Chardonnay
Paired with: Butter poached shrimp over stone-ground grits with bacon

2013 Sanford Flor De Campo Pinot Noir
Paired with: Duck confit, wild mushroom ragout, and homemade pasta

2012 Gunsight Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Braised lamb shanks with potato & root vegetable mash

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 Spotlight: Italy

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 25. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 3.
ItalyFirst, SOHO will pour 2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG. The wine offers a bouquet that is full and intense, but at the same time sweet and fruity, with hints of black soft fruit. There are pleasant overtones of noble wood, vanilla and cocoa and a surprising cherry finish. On the palate, the wine is dry, firmly structured, austere and elegant; well-balanced.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore. The winemaker says of the wine, “Intense ruby red color with hints of fruit, spices an cocoa. Warm and smooth on the palate, well-balanced and with a well-rounded tannin.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia. Of the blend the winemaker notes, “The wine appears its classic rich hue, and boasts a bouquet that is generously fruity and subtly spiced. The elegant, silk-smooth tannins are immediately impressive, beautifully complemented by vibrant, refreshing acidity.”

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

2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 5% Colorino
Paired with: Mini grilled pizza with soppresata and arugula

2011 Speri Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore
70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rodinella, 10% Molinara & other
Paired with: Grilled Italian sausage with wilted greens and mustard demi

2012 Le Volte dell’Ornellaia
50% Merlot, 30% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Herbed chicken en papillote

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!

Italian Indulgences at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 24.

Sella & Mosca winery

Sella & Mosca winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Rocca delle Macie “Sasyr.” This wine, a blend of Sangiovese and Syrah, offers aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and raspberry. On the palate, the wine is succulent and supple with a silky smooth finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva. The wine is described: “Bright ruby color, with purple hues, the aromas project ripe red berry, including strawberry and raspberry jam. In the mouth, coffee, spices and herbs, including an aroma of violets, plummy fruit flavors and aristocratic oak overtone.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Terrabianca Campaccio. The blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of dark berry fruit, hints of cocoa and toasted almond, as well as tanned leather. On the palate, the wine offers a well-balanced body, concentration and freshness.

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

2011 Rocco delle Marcie “Sasyr”
60% Sangiovese, 40% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled skirt steak, smoked onion potatoes and Cabernet demi

2010 Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva
100% Cannonau
Paired with: Slow roasted BBQ baby back ribs with warm Tuscan beans

2010 Terrabianca Campaccio
70% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken carbonara with cavatappi pasta

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 Savors a Taste of Italy

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Italy on flight night, Wednesday, February 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 17.

Photo courtesy of Vietti winery

Photo courtesy of Vietti winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne. The winemaker describes the wine, “Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of mineral and vanilla. A dry, medium-bodied red wine with refreshing acidity and soft tannins, the wine is well-balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese IGT. The wine is described, “Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2005 Il Brunone Chianti Classico & Riserva DOCG. The wine is a bright ruby color with intense notes of wild berries. On the palate, it is rich with soft tannins and remarkable fruitiness.

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

2012 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne
100% Barbera
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin, mushroom risotto and white truffle demi

2012 Zenato Alancra Rosso Veronese IGT
55% Corvina, 25% Rodinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Hearty red wine boeuf bourguigono

2005 Il Brunone Chianti Classico & Riserva DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 10% Tuscan Canaiolo
Paired with: Meat lasagna with ground turkey and Andouille sausage

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 Explores Italian Wines and Flavors

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Italy throughout the month of February. SOHO will begin the Italian tour on flight night, Wednesday, February 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 10.

Photo courtesy of Piazzo

Photo courtesy of Piazzo

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Il Borro Pian di Nova IGT Toscana. The wine is described, “The bouquet is intense, with strong spicy notes and black fruits. The taste is full-bodied with an alcohol that mellows the tannins. The persistence is good, with a spicy and fruity end.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying “This stunning wine boasts a bright, vibrant character. The palate has a juicy core of black cherry spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon that recalls Christmas cake. It’s fresh and delicious, with silky tannins that make it easy to enjoy soon.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piazzo Barbaresco. On the nose, the wine offers red jam, dried violets and spicy overtones. On the palate, the wine is warm and dry with a long aromatic finish.

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

2011 Il Borro Pian di Nova IGT Toscana
75% Syrah, 25% Sangiovese
Paired with: Charcuterie: jamon serrano, grainy mustard, aged cheddar & cornichons

2010 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Chicken and wild mushroom ragout over egg fettucine

2011 Piazzo Barbaresco
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Braised lamb shanks with butternut squash risotto

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!

A Tour of Cabernet Sauvignon at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase red varietals, specifically Cabernet Sauvignon, on flight night, Wednesday, January 28. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 3.

Conn Creek winery

Conn Creek winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, South Africa. The winemaker describes the wine, “Aroma: Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Palate: Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles, California. The wine is described, “Rich, deep dark berry color with creamy mocha-espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well-integrated with the fruit and create a long finish. It’s full-bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black currant and cooked blueberries fruit.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Conn Creek Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says of the wine, “Cherry, currant, plum and pomegranate mingle with toasted pecan, cocoa powder and a light overlay of vanilla. Bright red fruits dominate a lively palate that emphasizes nuance over boldness.”

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

2012 Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Arrancinni with pancetta and a tomato fennel sauce

2013 DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled filet medallions, roasted garlic potatoes and a Cabernet demi

2011 Conn Creek Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bison sliders with bacon and blue cheese

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!

Atlanta Ballet Discount!

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Exclusive SOHO Atlanta Discount Offer!
Save 25% on Select Performances

Friday, Feb. 6 – 8:00
Saturday, Feb. 7 – 2:00
Sunday, Feb. 8 – 2:00
Thursday, Feb. 12 – 8:00

Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Back by popular demand and just in time for Valentine’s Day, this original production redefines the classic love story of the two star-crossed lovers of Verona.

Visit tickets.atlantaballet.com and Use Code SOHO

For questions about this offer or groups of 10+, contact Myredith Gonzales at mgonzales[at]atlantaballet.com or 404-873-5811 ext. 207

Valid on Price Levels Gold 1, 2 & 3 only. Subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers. No refunds. No exchanges.

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