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!

SOHO Spotlight: Wines and Flavors from Australia & New Zealand

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of New Zealand and Australia throughout the month of November, beginning on flight night, Wednesday, November 5. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, November 11.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Astrolabe Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand. The winemaker says of the Pinot Noir, “Color is bright deep garnet with a bouquet of savory ripe plum and dark cherry, with a hint of smoky oak. The palate is full-bodied with round, mouth filling flavours of plum, brambly fruit and dark cherry. The oak integrates nicely with the fruit, and combines well with the silky tannin structure.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Rolf Binder Halliwell Blend Barossa from Australia. The wine, a Shiraz and Grenache blend is described by the winemaker, “What first strikes you with the bouquet of this wine is the abundance of glass filling berry fruit aromas. The subtle use of both old and new oak combined with soft tannins comes through on the palate. Strong full-bodied characters last right through to the back of the palate and certainly linger.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Mr. Riggs “The Gaffer” Shiraz from Australia. The Wine Advocate said of the wine, “Aged for 12 months in French oak, 30% new, the 2010 ‘The Gaffer’ Shiraz has a very deep garnet-purple color and pronounced black fruits, black currant and mocha nose with hints of bacon, cinnamon stick and loam. Full bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it is well-balanced by crisp acid and a medium level of velvety tannins, finishing long and savory.”

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

2009 Astrolabe Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared duck breast with apples and mustard

2009 Rolf Binder Halliwell Blend Barossa
Paired with: Braised lamb shank with garlic mashed potatoes

2010 Mr. Riggs “The Gaffer” Shiraz
Paired with: Old-fashioned beef stew over 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!

Wines from Washington and Oregon Steal the Show at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of the Pacific Northwest on flight night, Wednesday, October 29. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, November 4.

Oregon's Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. According to the winemaker, the wine offers aromas of “brooding deep Oregon-strawberry, pekoe-tea leaves, cola notes.” On the palate the wine offers a “great vitality and liveliness, core of seductive ripe fruit, very pretty and complete wine.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Browne Family Tribute from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says of the red blend, “The 2011 Browne Family ‘Tribute’ Red Blend is introduced with 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 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. According to the winemaker, “Cabernet from this iconic 40-year-old vineyard consistently delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit. The wine offers black cherry, chocolate notes with typical Cold Creek weight and user-friendly power.”

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

2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir
Paired with: Veal Marsala over egg fettucine

2011 Browne Family Tribute
48% Merlot, 23% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Syrah
Paired with: Bison sliders with arugula and Gruyère

201 CSM Cold Creek Vineyard Cabernet
Paired with: BBQ baby back ribs with cheddar biscuits

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 Sips from Washington and Oregon at SOHO

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 22. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 28.

Photo courtesy of Northstar winery

Photo courtesy of Northstar winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Van Duzer Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker describes the white wine, “On the nose, Asian pears, peaches and a hint of dried apricots swing with guava characters. A lightened and refreshing attack leads to a savory mid-palate where subtle hints of tropical fruits, guava and passion fruits move forward with a nice structure and a refined layer of creaminess. The finish highlights a sensation of minerality that leaves a slight granular sensation to please the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 La Crema Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker says, “For our first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, we chose a blend that we felt best displayed the classic elegance, focused acidity, earthiness and vibrant fruit of the Willamette Valley while honoring the La Crema style, which emphasizes balance and supple texture. The nose is complex with hints of violets, star anise, marionberry (an Oregon native) and bay leaf, while the palate displays more brambly fruit, coffee bean, pomegranate and candied orange zest.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Northstar Merlot from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says of the wine, “The 2010 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of black cherry, raspberry and cream that lead into flavors of clove, cinnamon and maple. It is a subtle and soft with a lingering toasted oak finish.”

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

2013 Van Duzer Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Paired with: Salmon sliders with lemon caper aioli

2012 La Crema Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Paired with: Paella with shrimp, clams and chorizo

2010 Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot
Paired with: Grilled lamb chops with red bliss 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 Soars West for Flight Night

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 15. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 21.

Photo courtesy of Milbrant Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Milbrandt Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Riesling. The winemaker says of the Washington wine, “This wine is bright with a pronounced minerality, reminiscent of wet stone on the mid-palate and a crisp fruit-driven finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. International Wine Cellar said of the Pinot, “Musky aromas of raspberry, cola and orange peel.  Focused and linear in the mouth, with a firm acid spine adding structure to the bitter cherry and raspberry flavors.  Finishes with solid grip, dusty tannins and good length.  I’d like a bit more give but some bottle age may loosen things up.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is described as, “Magnificently layered French oak and spice with deep berry undertones.”

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

2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Reisling
Paired with: Grilled Columbia River Salmon with Lime Butter

2009 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast with Mayhaw & Fig Compote

2011 Revelry Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Rosemary Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potato Gratin

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 the Flavors of Washington and Oregon

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, October 8. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 14.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Charles Smith “Eve” Chardonnay from Washington state. Wine Advocate says of the Chardonnay, “A juicy, lively effort, the 2012 Charles Smith Chardonnay Eve is another superb value from this team. Citrus blossom, mineral and hints of lime emerge from the glass, and this medium-bodied, refreshing white will drink nicely for a year or three.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Left Coast Cellars “Cali’s Cuvee” Pinot Noir from  Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker says of the red, “Supple and open in texture this wine offers a mouthful of ripe plum and cherry flavors that mingle with floral and spicy notes.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 “Sharecroppers” Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says of the wine, “Spicy aromas of jalapeno and cassis lead to flavors of plum, blackberry, olive and brioche. The mouth-feel is balanced with bright acidity, tart berry fruit notes and firm tannins.”

2012 Charles Smith “Eve” Chardonnay
Paired with: Buttery lump crab bread pudding

2012 Left Coast Cellars “Cali Cuvee” Pinot Noir
Paired with: Braised lamb shank cassoulet

2012 “Sharecroppers” Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Painted hills beef sliders with bacon, Fontina & 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!

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