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 South American 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!

Savor the Flavors of South America at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 23.

Photo courtesy of Finca Decero vineyards.

Photo courtesy of Finca Decero vineyards.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Catena Chardonnay from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker describes the wine and vineyards, “A blend of three vineyards. The vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times. Agrelo (3,117 ft elevation): citrus and peach fruit flavors. Villa Bastías (3,675 ft elevation): Stone fruit aromas and a rich texture. Gualtallary (4,757 ft elevation): lively floral notes, strong mineral character and cool climate bright acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker offers the following tasting note, “Petit Verdot forms part of our icon blend and each year we select a few exceptional parcels to make a ‘mini edición’. The 2011 vintage is particularly rich in wild blueberry flavors and the jasmine aromas which are consistent in this wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “A rich and fragrant wine with a deep purple hue. It envelops the senses with an exquisite bouquet of sweet and spicy plum, blossoms in the glass to reveal notes of tea leaves and cassis, lingers on the palate with a moderate tannin pull, and finishes with understated-yet-resonant oak.”

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

2013 Catena Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared prawns, black bean salsa, coconut vinaigrette

2011 Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot
Paired with: Marinated steak kabob with harissa

2011 Piattelli Grand Reserve Malbec
Paired with: Barbecued chicken thighs, sweet potato and red onion

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 Soars to South America

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase with wines and tapas of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 10. The wines and tapas showcased on Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 16.

Photo courtesy of Montes Alpha winery.

Photo courtesy of Montes Alpha winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Montes Alpha Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile. The winemaker says of the wine, “Very distinguished golden color. The nose offers outstanding notes of ripe tropical fruits, “golden berries,” bananas, peaches, apricots and grapefruit, along with the asparagus notes that are characteristic of Chardonnay from Casablanca. Its 10 months in contact with French oak also confers elegant notes of toast and vanilla and heightens the lactic notes of butter and toffee. The palate is fresh with pleasing acidity, medium volume, and a long and very pleasing finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Casas del Bosque Carmenere from Rapel Valley, Chile. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Intensely violet in color, on the nose this wine exhibits heady notes of cedar, bacon fat, and graphite with just a hint of fresh lavender. In the mouth, an initial attack of black cherry, sweet tobacco and cinnamon gives way to just a touch of earthiness and ripe bell pepper. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity combine to give good balance and length.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker notes, “The aroma is very expressive, revealing a floral and red fruit profile of violet, raspberry and cherry, with marked aromas of toasted coffee and chocolate. On the palate, the wine is characterized by a broad and sweet mouthfeel and delicate tannins.”

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

2013 Montes Alpha Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Lump crab gratin, herbs & citrus

2013 Casas del Bosque Carmenere
100% Carmenere
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, mustard shallot vinaigrette

2012 Terrazas del los Andes Reserva Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Herb-roasted lamb loin, port reduction 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!

Celebrate Father’s Day at SOHO

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Show Dad how much he means with a lobster dinner this Father’s Day.

SOHO’s weekly All-American Lobster Boil will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sunday, June 21, Father’s Day.

SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will serve up a delicious lobster dinner sure to make Dad smile. For $29 per person, each guest receives a 1 & 1/2 pound Maine Lobster, Andouille sausage, fresh corn, potatoes and a Cobb  salad.

Reservations are recommended. Lobsters are limited, so those reservations placed Friday by 5:00 pm for Sunday dinner will be assured their lobster. Please call 770-801-0069 to make your reservation.

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SOHO Spotlights South America

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of South America throughout the month of June. The tour of South America begins on Wednesday, June 3. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 9.
432px-South_America_-_Blue_Marble_orthographicFirst, SOHO will pour a 2014 Colomé Torrontés from Salta Province, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine, “A golden color with tinges of green greet the glass, followed by distinct aromas of fresh flowers offset by notable citrus notes led by grapefruit, lime zest and lively spices.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Alma Negra “M Blend” from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Dark berryfruit, dried cherries and hints of chocolate on the nose lead to flavors of ripe berries, black cherry, cocoa and a tinge of smoke in this dense and well-balanced wine. The finish lingers with dark ripe fruit, balanced acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Haras de Pirque Haras Character Red Blend from Maipo Valley, Chile. The tasting notes for the blend state, “Deep purple color. Aromatic in the nose, natural herbs and spiciness dominating the fresh flavor of this wine. Typical notes of upper Maipo Valley distinguish this blend with tobacco, earthiness and mineral notes. Complex, elegant and long-lasting in the palate.

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

2013 Colomé Torrontés
100% Torrontés
Paired with: Shrimp Ceviche, Crisp Plantains, Lime

2011 Alma Negra “M Blend”
Bonarda, Malbec
Paired with: House-made Pork Sausage, Cherry and Onion Compote, Grain Mustard

2009 Haras de Pirque Haras Character Red Blend
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carménère, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Syrah
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Orange- Grand Marnier sauce, Crisp Brussel Sprouts

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!

Escape to Napa Valley with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley, California, on flight night, Wednesday, May 27. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 2.

Photo courtesy of St. Supery vineyards

Photo courtesy of St. Supery vineyards

First, SOHO will pour 2012 Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay. The winemaker says, “The 2012 Chardonnay is pure, ripe, and richly flavored, yet fine and delicate. There are lots of distinctive peach, nectarine, and pear notes, finishing with subtle hints of vanilla and toast flavors. The finish on the wine is mouthwatering and gains depth with its long persistence on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 B Side Red Blend. Of the wine, the winemaker notes, “Fragrant aromas of cranberry cocktail, rich cherry and Tahitian vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh oregano, purple basil and framed by toasty French oak nuances. Vibrant avors of blackberry compote, sweetened dried cherry and cappuccino are complemented by notes of black currant and sandalwood. This Bordeaux style blend is framed well by moderate acidity and rich, mouth lling tannins that will soften with age.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 St Supery Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker describes the wine, “Rich, vibrant purple and red hues present in this wine. Blackberry and ripe currant aromas combine with black pepper,anise, toasted oak and smoky roasted mocha. Flavors of black plum and cassis complement flavors of roasted coffee bean and licorice. This is a structured Cabernet Sauvignon with fine texture, length, flavor and style.”

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

2012 Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay
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2013 B Side Red Blend
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
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2012 St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 2% Merlot
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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 Taste of the West at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley, California, on flight night, Wednesday, May 20. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 26.

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Miner Viogner Simpson Vineyard. The winemaker notes, “Grower John Simpson’s sustainably-farmed vineyard in the warm, sunny Madera region of Central California has been our Viognier source since 1997. Whole cluster-pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks, this vibrant Viognier displays tropical and stone fruit characteristics with a consistent balance of natural acidity and intense concentration.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Charles Krug Merlot. Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 89 points and said, “A finely made Merlot with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Petit Verdot blended in. It offers soft red currant fruit, with a nice integration of tannins on the palate. There’s a long grip of black pepper and clove on the finish, and the wine is balanced in weight and alcohol.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet. From the winery: “The aromas are rich, ripe and enticing, with sweet fruit layers of plum, Bing cherry and cassis, as well as notes of mocha, roasted coffee, cedar and baking spices, all supported by delicious hints of French oak. On the palate, this wine is supple and round, with balanced tannins, weighty texture and a smooth, mouthfilling structure. Though there are abundant ripe red and black fruit flavors, there is also an elegant complexity to this wine that comes from artful blending.”

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

2013 Miner Viognier Simpson Vineyard
100% Viognier
Paired with: Grilled shrimp and vegetable avocado salsa

2011 Chrales Krug Merlot 150
84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Seared NY strip with watermelon zucchini salad

2012 Chappelleet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet
39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Paired with: Crispy braised beef rib, apricot glaze and carmelized 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!

A Voyage to Napa Valley with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley on flight night, Wednesday, May 13. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 19.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stags Leap “Hands of Time” Chardonnay. The winemaker describes the wine, “Created for restaurants only, this rare offering commemorates the winemakers and viticulturalists responsible for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars impressive history. Spiced apple and vanilla aromas that meet citrus zest on the palate – it’s another for the history books.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Elizabeth Rose Yountville Pinot Noir. Of the wine the winemaker notes, “The Pinot Noir goes straight to barrel after press, giving the wine a slight wisp of smoke from the oak influence. Also present are pretty raspberry and strawberry aromas with generous flavors of cherry and plum. Light in color but bright in flavor and most importantly is easy to drink now.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker states, “Our 2012 Napa Cabernet strikes that wonderful balance of intense, dark fruit with sweet tannins and refined structure. A touch of new oak comes through on the nose with hints of vanilla, violets and warm spices. The wine is dark and rich with ripe blackcurrant, plum and dark cherry flavors, complemented by an elegant finish that will leave you wanting more.”

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

2012 Stags Leap “Hands of Time” Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared scallops and roasted corn succotash

2012 Elizabeth Rose Yountville Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled chicken thighs, warm truffle mushroom salad

2012 Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops, mole and jasmine 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!

California Dreaming: SOHO Explores Napa Valley

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Throughout the month of May, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will explore the wines and flavors of Napa Valley, California. The tour of Napa Valley begins on flight night, Wednesday, May 6. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 12.

Photo courtesy of BV winery.

Photo courtesy of BV winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc. Of the wine, the winemaker states: “This Sauvignon Blanc and Musque clone is very aromatic, with peach and nectarine fruit complemented by distinctive floral aromas. Stainless steel fermentation allows the wine to remain crisp and refreshing yet still having length on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Truchard Pinot Noir. The winemaker describes the wine: “A complex nose of plum, rhubarb, and wild strawberry; with hints of citrus blossom, tea, and earth. The mouth is silky; with bright flavors of cherry jam, cranberry, and sweet vanilla. Firm acidity and delicate tannins focus the palate and provide a lingering finish of spice and red fruit.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is described, “Our 2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon captures this area with briary blackberry, dark plum, black cherry, chocolate and tobacco leaf. The famous Rutherford Dust gives the wine cocoa-powder tannins and texture, while well-integrated oak adds toasty mocha notes to the generous aromas and expansive flavors.”

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

2013 Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc
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2012 Truchard Pinot Noir
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2012 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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