A Final Taste of Sonoma at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County, California, on flight night, Wednesday, August 26. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 1.

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery.

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Iron Horse Vineyards UnOaked Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “By nose, a complex blend of stone fruit, green pear and pineapple. By mouth, balanced acidity, grapefruit, Gravenstein apple and minerality.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The wine is described, “Aromas of blackberries, blueberry, and nutmeg are followed by flavors of Bing cherries, wild raspberries, dark plum and allspice. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says of the wine, ” Primary aromatics of black cherry, mocha, and red currant. The palate is fleshy and generous with plenty of fresh, ripe fruit. Black currant, blueberry, and chocolate flavors are accompanied by toasty oak. Shows a light mineral note in the long and supple finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2012 Iron Horse Vinyeards UnOaked Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared scallops, garlic mash potatoes, lemon cream sauce

2013 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Homemade mini pizza with sopressata, arugula, asiago and extra virgin olive oil

2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bison sliders with bacon, carmelized onions and blue cheese dressing

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 Offers Signature Sonoma Tastes

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County, California, on flight night, Wednesday, August 19. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 25.

Photo courtesy of Davis Bynum winery.

Photo courtesy of Davis Bynum winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with golden delicious yellow apple, baked pie spices and a hint of minerality on the long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Davis Bynum ‘Jane’s Vineyard’ Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The tasting profile for the wine is as follows, “The 2013 Jane’s Vineyard Pinot Noir has a beautiful ruby red hue with aromas of cherry, cranberry, tea leaves, dusty oak and baking spices. On the palate, the dark cherries, red plums and vanilla characteristics shine through with balance, acidity and a nice lingering finish. Warm, bright and full of flavor, the Jane’s Pinot Noir is a wonderful amalgam of fruit, spice and earth.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Armé Lot #2. The wine is described, “A lush, fruit-powered nose that is fresh, focused and complex. Balances aromas of sage and anise with baked chocolate and blackberry.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2013 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Herb-crusted Halibut with spinach cream & confit Heirloom tomatoes

2013 Davis Bynum ‘Jane’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Braised pork butt, roasted garlic risotto & natural jus

Armé Lot #2
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped figs, balsamic reduction & crisp arugula

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!

Westward Bound: SOHO Explores Sonoma County

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma county on flight night, Wednesday, August 13. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 18.

Photo courtesy of Baby Blue Winery

Photo courtesy of Baby Blue Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Davis Bynum River West Vineyard Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, ” The 2013 Davis Bynum Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of baked apple, citrus and white floral. On the palate the wine opens up with brioche, lemon meringue and toasty baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The winemaker describes the wine, “Classic Russian River Valley red fruit aromas of pomegranate, cherry and strawberry leap from the glass accompanied by hints of oak-inspired spice. The vibrant red fruit is echoed on the palate, where lovely pumpkin pie spice notes of nutmeg and clove carry through to a long, satisfying finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Baby Blue Bordeaux Blend Red Wine. Noted wine reviewer Robert Parker said of the wine, “The innovative blend called Baby Blue, has a floral nose of red and black currants as well as spice box. Its seductive aromatics are followed by a silky textured, medium to full-bodied wine with loads of personality and soul.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2013 Davis Bynum River West Vineyards
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Angel hair pasta with white wine, lemon, chopped clams and spinach

2013 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Pineapple chicken & mole over jasmine rice

2013 Baby Blue Bordeaux Blend Red Wine
44% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Syrah, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Pistachio-crusted lamb with Rosemary polenta and mint yogurt

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!

Sonoma Shines at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County, California, throughout the month of August. The tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, August 5. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 11.

Photo courtesy of Garnet wines.

Photo courtesy of Garnet wines.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Custard Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “Our beautifully crafted 2013 Custard Chardonnay is rich, creamy and voluptuous on the nose featuring aromas of lemon crème brulee and graham cracker crust along with toasty almond and vanilla notes from French oak aging. This wine is marked by crisp tropical fruit. It is distinctively complex with a subtle combination of vanilla, cream and warm citrus fruit notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Garnet Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The winemaker describes creating the wine, as well as the taste, “2013 was a special year for the Sonoma Coast appellation as the mild growing season and dry summer and fall kept rains away until well after the fruit was picked. The mild fall weather meant that Sonoma Coast experienced a “classic” vintage. The grapes were hand-picked at night and early morning to retain freshness and acidity…Oak aging, with French oak and a touch of American for vanilla and spice notes, contributed body, finesse and well-balanced character.”

Finally, will pour a 2012 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red. The winemaker says of the wine, “Richly concentrated, juicy and dense with woodland berries, ripe dark cherry, bergamot and fig, handsomely accentuated by nuances of warm spice and molten dark chocolate. Supple and beautifully complex with stunning depth creating perfect harmony between both texture and flavor all the while offering a lengthy, generous, decadent finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2013 Custard Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Smoked trout taco with chipotle honey, salsa & roasted corn

2013 Garnet Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Steak tartare with capers, tomatoes, shallots & toast points

2012 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red Blend
Zinfandel, Petite Verdot, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah and Malbec
Paired with: Crispy short rib with lemon whipped potatoes & chimmi churri

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!

Raise a Glass with SOHO on Flight Night

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 29. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 4.

Photo courtesy of Stonestreet winery.

Photo courtesy of Stonestreet winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stonestreet Bear Point Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “The 2012 Estate Chardonnay delivers a distinct mineral backbone alongside a strong citrus element. Tangerine and marmalade emerge first from the glass, opening to a palate that cascades through peach and ocean spray—all culminating in a finish with surprising grip and acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage ‘Las Launes’ Rouge from France’s Rhône valley. The winemaker says of the wine, “The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well-rounded.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Château du Trignon Gigondas from Rhone, France. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes: “A classical Gigondas, that has an overall elegant, yet complex profile, the 2010 Chteau du Trignon (a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) offers clean, pure aromas of garrigue, wild flowers, black tea, and mineral-laced red and black fruits. Silky and polished on the palate.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2012 Bear Point Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared scallops with a citrus apple slaw

2012 Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage ‘Las Launes’ Rouge
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled steak with goat cheese & pistachio

2010 Château du Trignon Gigondas
Paired with: Seared salmon with a roasted shallot vinaigrette

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!

Soar Across Contintents with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 22. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 28.

wine glassFirst, SOHO will pour a 2012 Robert Hall Red Rhone Blend from Paso Robles, California. Wine Enthusiast says of the ‘Cuvée de Robles’: “Based on Grenache and Syrah, this is an easy, everyday sort of red wine. It’s softly tannic, with a gentle mouthfeel that carries cherry jam, sweet cured tobacco and oak flavors.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes from France. A critic from Burghound says of the wine, “An attractively fresh nose of distinctly earthy red and dark currant aromas leads to precise, intense and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess better than average depth, length and balance for a wine at this level.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Chateauneuf du Pape AOC from Rhone, France. The winemaker says of this red blend, “Intense, yet elegant with red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and black currant harmoniously balanced by black pepper, eucalyptus, and leather notes. The freshness carries through the lengthy fi nish. A full-bodied wine with a delicate earthy component on the back palate and attractive tannins.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2012 Robert Hall Red Rhone Blend
Paired with: Peppercorn-crusted venison with strawberry jam & roasted shallot

2012 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Bison meatballs with Gruyere and marinara

2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Paired with: Chili-rubbed pork cheeks, confit red bliss potatoes and gremolata

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 Spotlights Sips from France and the USA

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 15. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 21.

Photo courtesy of Château Haut-Beauséjour

Photo courtesy of Château Haut-Beauséjour

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Domaine Trimbach Pinot Blanc Reserve from Alsace, France. The winemaker offers the following notes: “Pale green. On the nose, delicate honey and spice notes mixed in with green apple and beeswax. Lovely integrated acidity keeps the flavors fresh and clean.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbèires Rouge from Languedoc-Roussillon, France. The winemaker describes the red blend: “Nose: Immediate and generous. Notes of fresh red fruits, like cherries, and black fruits, like blueberries. Palate: Delicate tannins with a long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Château Haut-Beauséjour Saint-Estèphe from Saint-Estèphe. The winemaker says: “This is a modern, polished wine. Solidly packed with dark tannins and dense fruits. A tough, tannic element shows through strongly, giving counterpoint to the acidity.

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2012 Domaine Trimbach Pinot Blanc Reserve
100% Pinot Blanc
Paired with: Fresh clams, prosciutto, tomato, lemon & herbs, served with grilled baguette.

2013 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbèires Rouge
60% Carignan, 30% Granache, 10% Syrah
Paired with: Wagyu beef fritters with sweet figs and charred onion

2011 Château Haut-Beauséjour Saint-Estèphe
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Pork Milanese topped with grilled vegetable salsa

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!

Celebrate the Flavors of France and the USA at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 8. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 14.zin grapes3

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc from Bordeaux, France. This white blend of Sémillion, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle offers a refreshing, crisp minerality.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Complicated Red Wine from California’s Central Coast. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Super-ripe raspberry and bright red cherry make for a seductive first sip. This racy Central Coast blend has notes of cocoa and well-integrated French Oak. The wine is opulent yet balanced. The finish lingers with flavors of cassis and dried plums.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Château Lavagnac ‘La Grande Dame’ Bordeaux Supérieur from Bordeaux, France. From the Wine Enthusiast review: “This is an attractive, aromatic wine, full of fruitiness and soft tannins. There is a strongly juicy element with black currant fruits adding freshness. There is a touch of spice from wood aging. Score: 90.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2014 Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc
75% Sémillion, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle
Paired with: Chicken liver pâté with roasted tomato oil

2013 Complicated Red Wine
52% Grenache, 43% Syrah, 5% Carignane
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin with whipped goat cheese & sweet grapes

2011 Château Lavagnac ‘La Grande Dame’ Bordeaux Supérieur
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet France
Paired with: Seared duck with toasted pine nuts, raisins & arugula pesto

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!

Cross-Continental: SOHO Explores France and the USA

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA throughout the month of July. The tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, July 1. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 7.

Photo courtesy of Les Cadrans de Lassegue

Photo courtesy of Les Cadrans de Lassegue

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Marc Bredif Chenin Blanc “Classic” from Vouvray, France. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes: “One the nose, there is a fine bouquet. Full aromas of white flowers and yellow fruit, such as pears. One finds citrus notes, such as grapefruit. It is a lovely wine, ripe and refreshing.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Les Cadrans de Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from Cote de Saint-Émilion, France. The winemaker says of the red blend, “Beautifully rich in color, with an enticing bouquet of spice and black fruit. One the palate, the wine is refine and elegant, with a long lasting finish of soft, silky tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Ministry of the Vinterior Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California.  The winemaker describes the process of creating the Pinot: “Pinot Noir aficionados agree that the best California Pinot Noir comes from the Russian River Valley where early morning fog, warm days, an afternoon breeze from the sea and cool nights combine to make for some very happy Pinot Noir grapes. The higher alcohol content speaks to the warmer microclimate of the vineyards.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.

2013 Marc Bredif Chenin Blanc “Classic”
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Coriander-crusted Ahi tuna with grapefruit, pickled asparagus & avocado cream

2011 Les Cadrans de Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken roulade with proscuitto, sage, fontina & English Pea puree

2010 Ministry of the Vinterior Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Marinated hanger steak with sweet beet compound butter, apples, radish

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!

Voyage to South America with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 24. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 29.
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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “Medium bodied, with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Fruity and spicy finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Zuccardi Q Tempranillo from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “Intense red ruby color. Ripe fruits like figs, cherries, plums, integrated with spicy aromas due to the oak aging. Soft entry with firm tannins and balanced acidity. Persistent finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. International Wine Cellar says “Bright ruby-red. Slightly tanky on the nose, but with enticing violet lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis and bitter chocolate. Not especially complex but boasts good intensity and volume, and more sweetness than the more expensive 2011 Don Nicanor bottling. Finishes with gentle, ripe tannins and good length.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each South American wine.

2013 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Spiced Bison sliders with melted Gruyere and blackberry ketchup

2011 Zuccardi Q Tempranillo
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Braised veal shank with fig jam, golden tomatoes and roasted broccolini

2011 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: House-made spinach and ricotta ravioli with grilled vegetable marinara and shaved Pecorino

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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