Sonoma Shines at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma county on flight night, Wednesday, August 27. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 2.

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery

Photo courtesy of Hartford winery

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 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir. The winemaker says: “First produced in 1978, our Estate Pinot Noir has classic style with silky texture. There are aromas of black cherry, strawberry, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and floral stone fruits. Flavors of fresh cherry, red-black fruits, plum and slight pomegranate fill the glass. This wine has good acidity with a structured finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah. The wine is described: “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 laden with flavors of raspberry and currants.”

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

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

2012 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tomato pesto linguine with oven-roasted chicken

2008 Martinelli “Terra Felice” Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled New York strip 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!

Explore the Wines of Sonoma with SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma on flight night, Wednesday, August 20. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 26.

Arrowood Vineyards

Arrowood Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay. The wine is described, “[The nose offers] a complex blend of stone fruit, green pear and pineapple. [On the palate the wine offers] balanced acidity, grapefruit, Gravenstein apple and minerality.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc. Says the winemaker, “The 2011 Cabernet Franc has aromas of cassis, black cherry, blueberry, menthol and vanilla with flavors of plum, black cherry, vanilla, blueberry and cassis. This is not a heavy wine, but there is a broad mouthfeel with a rich texture and structured finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says, “As with previous vintages our 2009 Sonoma County Cabernet shines aromatically with rich, dark fruit and beautifully integrated notes of oak. As it opens up, there are layers of red berries, rose petals, black cherries, leather, mocha and mint. The palate is sleek and concentrated with dark fruit, spice, cola and cedar. The finish is framed by bright acids and big, juicy tannins.”

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

2012 Iron Horse Unoaked Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Crab fritters with sriracha aioli and heirloom tomatoes

2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with Moroccan barbecue sauce

2009 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Asian duck seasoned with Chinese 5 spice

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: Sip Wines from Sonoma at SOHO

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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 12.

Duckhorn vineyardsPhoto courtesy of Duckhorn Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Decoy Chardonnay by Duckham from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California. The wine is described: “This vibrant Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of lemon meringue, honeysuckle and vanilla cream. On the palate, bright citrus flavors dominate with hints of rich tropical fruit contributing weight and texture. Excellent acidity adds length and focus to a crisp, lingering finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Selby Sonoma Coast Syrah from the Sonoma Coast. According to the winemaker, “This rich, dark and deep wine enjoyed 20 months of barrel aging  to soften the tannins and extract as much fruit and spice as possible. Flavors of cassis, plum and black cherry are combined with spicy overtones of nutmeg, clove and tobacco.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Trig Point Diamond Dust Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley. The winemaker notes the Cabernet is a “Bright, deep garnet. [The wine] 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 each Sonoma wine.

2013 Duckhorn Decoy Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Cajun Shrimp Alfredo with Fettucine Pasta

2009 Selby Sonoma Coast Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Turkey burger sliders with Bacon, Fontina, and Homemade Guacamole

2012 Trip Point Diamond Dust Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Hot Smoked Salmon with Watermelon & Watercress Salad

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

SOHO Spotlights Sonoma County

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County throughout the month of August. Wines and tapas from Sonoma will debut on flight night, Wednesday, August 6. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 12.

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chalk Hill Estates Sauvignon Blanc from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. According to the winemaker, the wine offers “aromas of nectarine, lime, mango and lemon blossoms echo its palate, round in texture yet refreshingly crisp.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. The wine is described: “[This wine] shows Pinot’s elegance and silkiness, with raspberry and rhubarb pie flavors. The texture is light and there is a lot of mouth-watering acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel from Dry Creek, Sonoma County. The Zinfandel is described: “Black raspberry and spice leap from the glass, and on the palate, the concentration and richness of that raspberry fruit is stunning. Add layers of blackberry, currant, and Easter spice and all of a sudden, you need to have a second glass of this wine.”

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

2012 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sauvignon Gris, 4% Sauvignon Musque
Paired with: Arctic char and Shiitake cakes with Dijon aioli

2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared duck breast, sautéed turnips and pomegranate citrus glaze

2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel
82% Zinfandel, 15% Syrah, 2%Petite Sirah
Paired with: Glazed lamb shanks, flash fried polenta and gremolata

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Pinot Noir Takes Center Stage at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 30. This week the Pinot Noir varietal will be showcased. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 5.

buchard aine & filsPhoto courtesy of Bouchard Aine & Fils

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Adelsheim Rose from Willamette Valley, Oregon. “This delicious wine offers aromas of fresh strawberries, orange blossom, white flowers, and a touch of vanilla bean. The aromas follow through on a rich, well-textured palate that offers great fruit intensity and persistence to the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bouchard Aine & Fils from Burgundy, France. This 100% Pinot Noir is described as, “A wine characterized by its aromatic complexity and mild tannins. The color is brilliant cherry red with aromas of red fruit, cherry, kirsch with notes of lime and mint. It’s a plump wine with a lot of fruit and a delicate note of wood. Good persistence, harmonious and well balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon. The wine is described, “The flavors are complex and forward with red cherries and cranberries, a light clove spice, and earthy notes of oak and mushrooms. The mouth-feel is rich and thick with a sweet creaminess and a firm finish.”

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

2013 Adelsheim Rose, Willamette Valley, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Roasted bacon-wrapped pork loin with blackberry jus

2012 Buchard Aine & Fils, Burgundy, France
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled hanger steak with zucchini fries

2011 Torii Mor Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: BBQ chicken thighs with four-cheese mac & cheese

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

 

 

 

Savor Sips from France and California at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 23. The restaurant is showcasing wines made in new-world and old-world styles on each flight night in July. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 29.

Trefethen wineryPhoto courtesy of Trefethen winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc from Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France. The wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc gives citrus aromas on the nose, freshness and elegance on the palate. This is balanced by the Semillon’s softness and richness.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge from Bordeaux, France. The wine is described, “A vibrant Merlot blend with complexity and rich aromas of leather, hints of menthol, vanilla, cinnamon and spices. On the palate, this ripe, lush Merlot shines with intense, fine juicy flavors of black currants and raspberries with velvety tannins, leading to a long and dry finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Trefethen Double T from Napa Valley, California. The red blend is described: “Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone for this lovely blend, with Merlot adding a lively spice and herbal character. Malbec and Cabernet Franc bring softness with a hint of floral and Petit Verdot adds color and structure.”

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

2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon
Paired with: Pan-seared local Trout with pesto butter

2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge, Bordeaux, France
85% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bacon Blue Cheese Bison Sliders with Fried Onions

2011 Trefethen “Double T”, Napa Valley, California
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Lollipop lamb chops with Mayhaw mint jelly

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

 

Celebrate French and American Flavors at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 16. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 22.

conn creekPhoto courtesy of Conn Creek

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Clos Du Gaimont Vourvray from Vouvrey, France. The wine is described: “Pale yellow in color, the nose reveals floral aromas that are reminiscent of acacias with hints of dried fruit. Fresh notes of green apple and citrus fruit lead to a rich, concentrated dry palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon from France. The Cabernet Franc is described: “A nice fruity style of Chinon, this wine has a subtle peppery spice, ripe dark berries and a soft, chalky mineral character that really makes the fruity core come to life and express the fantastic character of Cabernet Franc. There are rich tannins on the finish and a juicy freshness throughout.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Conn Creek Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley, California. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Red plum, pomegranate, and Indian Blood Peach overlay tobacco, cedar and floral notes. This wine is of medium weight with juicy acidity leading to a fine talc-like finish.”

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

2012 Clos Du Gaimont Vouvray, Vouvray, France
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Seared sea scallops & passionfruit butter

2010 Domaine de la Noblaie, Chinon, France
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Slow roasted ribs with ginger-soy glaze

2011 Conn Creek Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, California
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled mini Sopressata pizza

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

 

 

SOHO Atlanta Restaurant to Host Sciabica Olive Oil Dinner

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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will offer guests a distinctive dining experience on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bringing together the best of food, wine, and people, SOHO will host Nick Sciabica of the Sciabica Family Olive Oil Company for a tasting of the company’s award-winning olive oils and a prix fixe dinner created by SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren. The dinner menu will incorporate Sciabica olive oils in each dish and include suggested wine pairings chosen from SOHO’s renowned wine bar.

Cold-pressing olive oil in Modesto, California since 1936, the Sciabica Family (www.sciabica.com) presses olives by variety and season, keeping the varietal separate all the way to the bottle. Their 100% Extra Virgin California Olive Oils are unrefined and contain no imported oil, chemicals, artificial colorings or preservatives.

Executive Chef Scott Warren chose the following oils for his menu: Extra Virgin Basil Olive Oil and Aceto Balsamico Di Modena; Extra Virgin Sevillano Variety Fall Harvest and Lime Olive Oil; Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil; Extra Virgin Rosemary Olive Oil and Garlic Olive oil. The complete dinner menu with is below.

A reception introducing Mr. Sciabica will begin at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:15PM. The cost for the dinner is $55 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (770) 801-0069 or at www.SOHOatlanta.com.

Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Menu

First Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Basil Olive Oil and Aceto Balsamico Di Modena
Fresh Mozzarella layered with Heirloom Tomatoes, drizzled with Basil Olive Oil and misted with Balsamic Vinegar

Second Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Sevillano Variety Fall Harvest and Lime Olive Oil
Sevillano Marinated Baby Shrimp Ceviche with Lime Olive Oil, Fresh Avocado and garnished with Fried Plantains

Third Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil
Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Fingerling Potatoes garnished with Arugula Salad dressed in Lemon Olive Oil

Fourth Course
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Rosemary Olive Oil and Garlic Olive Oil
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops, Sweet Potato Fries,with Greens sautéed in Garlic Olive Oil

Dessert
Featuring: Sciabica’s Extra Virgin Orange Olive Oil
Variety of Orange Olive Oil Chocolate Truffles and Chocolate with Orange dipping sauce

Old World Meets New This July at SOHO

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Throughout the month of July, SOHO will feature wines from France and California, showcasing different varietals with old world and new world characteristics. SOHO will showcase Côtes du Rhône on flight night, Wednesday, July 2. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 15.

chateau de cosmeChateau de Saint Cosme

 First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles” from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, a 80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne blend is described: “This wine has a floral and fruity bouquet. The taste is complex, crisp and well-balanced.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Morgan “Cotes du Crow” from Monterey, California.  The wine is a 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache blend. The winemaker notes, “The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins. It offers a mouthful of cherry, dried apricot, and leather flavors.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône from Côtes du Rhône, France. The wine, 100% Syrah, is medium-bodied and elegant with flavors of red currant and blackberry.

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

2012 Jean-Luc Colombo “Les Abeilles”, Côtes du Rhône, France
80% Clairette, 20% Rousanne
Paired with: Grilled gulf shrimp with peaches, saba, and extra virgin olive oil

2012 Morgan Cotes du Crow, Monterey, France
60% Syrah, 40% Grenache
Paired with: Seared mini filet with shiitake mushroom jus

2013 Chateau de Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône, France
100% Syrah
Paired with: Lamb sliders with tzatziki sauce

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

Savor a Taste of South America

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 1.

Chilean vineyardsVineyards in Chile

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Vina Maipo “Gran Devocion” Carmenere from Maule Valley, Chile. The winemaker notes, “The unmistakable character of Carmenere, with its intense color and cocoa, sweet spices, and tobacco aromas, is enhanced by Syrah’s juiciness and red fruit aromas, creating a bright and deep wine, with good body, soft tannins and complex finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Luca Double Select Syrah from Uco Valley, Argentina. The winemaker says, “Beautiful deep purple color. The nose is like walking into a gentlemen’s poker parlor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb. Nice, lingering finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Aruma Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Of the wine, the winemakers says, “Medium ruby-red. Lively aromas of crushed blackberry, musky espresso and wild herbs are primary, pure and expansive. Juicy, spicy and dry, showing a restrained sweetness and a fine-grained texture to the black fruit flavors. Finishes with suave, supple tannins and sneaky length and lift.“

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

2011 Vina Maipo “Gran Devocion” Carmenere
75% Carmenere, 25% Syrah
Paired with: Fettucine with four cheese sauce and sautéed mushrooms

2011 Luca Double Select Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled quail, fingerling potatoes, and chimmi churri

2011 Aruma Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Pancetta and saffron arancini with tomato sauce

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!

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