Come For The Encore Performance of The Guest Favorites of 2017!

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As the end of this wonderful year approaches, we look back on what YOU loved the most: Flight Nights in December will feature our Guest’s Favorites of 2017! 🙌  Please join us this month for a second chance at those wines & tapas pairings you enjoyed so much earlier in the year!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 6th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 12th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Patricia Green Reserve Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley,, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The Reserve program has evolved from an every-so-often produced bottling to the mainstay of our production. It allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we think don’t represent what we think that site’s profile truly is.  Sometimes that is based on vine age, clonal material or location within the site. This allows
us to create a blended wine that has a degree of consistency to it each vintage that is of high quality and will retail for $27.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Conreria D’Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei from Priorat, Spain. The wine is described as,

“ ..the wine comes through as very fresh with some spiciness, nothing heavy or
oaky about it. The tannins are silky, and the texture is very elegant. It feels young and elegant like a Pinot Noir from the south. This is an elegant Priorat for those who avoid the dark, concentrated, powerful wines and who appreciate more the elegant side of a
Mediterranean red.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvee Cabernet from Napa Valley.  The winemaker says,

“… aromas of red currants and blackberries deepened by notes of violets, loose tobacco, forest floor and raw cedar. The seamless palate of wild cherries, raspberries and black currants unveils a spicy layer of Bay leaf, cinnamon, anise and mint that give lift to an elegantly balanced finish of subtle, fine-grained tannins enlivened by refreshing acidity.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zalinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2015 Patricia Green Reserve Pinot Noir 
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tempura Fried Pork Confit, Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

2015 Conreria D’Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei  
Garnatxa Negra, Carinyena
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, Soho Steak Sauce

2011 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvee Cabernet
92% Cabernet, 5% Cab Franc, 3% Petite Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cab Butter

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas)

Happy Holidays to you all!

Sip On Our AUS & NZ Wines At SOHO Before They Go Walkabout!

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Our love affair with Australian and New Zealand wines continues at SOHO! We love this week’s lineup so much, that we’re actually going to feature them for TWO weeks!  So here’s your invitation: The holidays are here, so take some time out of the craziness to come see us and enjoy some down time with our wines and tapa pairings.  Enjoy the season, and don’t let it run you too much.  We’ll be here waiting for you!

This week’s Flight Night spans two weeks, and begins on Wednesday November 22nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 5th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine” from Central Otago, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“COLOUR: Intensely dark ruby red. AROMA: Intensely lifted notes of blackberries and plums. Dried thyme and sweet, spicy oak aromas give this wine an intriguing nose and balances the fruit aromas nicely.  PALATE: Rich and full flavors of plums, dark forest berries and spice. Ripe and luscious, the fruit flavors are well framed by silky tannins, giving the wine structure and great length..”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz from Coonawarra, AU. The wine is described as,

“COLOUR A shimmering bright crimson. NOSE All spice – primarily nutmeg/cinnamon and basil. A propulsion of red fruits, sour cherry and liqueur cherry high notes. PALATE Great length, with graphite/pencil shavings oak enhancing finish. Obedient dusty/chalky tannins comply on the periphery.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from Clare Valley, Coonawarra, AU.  The winemaker says,

“This wine is deep garnet in colour with high clarity. The nose is very aromatic, displaying primary characters of cassis and dark berries with subtle hints of dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and generous, showing fine tannins, highlighted by flavours of blackcurrant, mint and morello cherries.”

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine”
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Tzatziki, Mushroom Tapenade

2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Braseola Goat Cheese Flatbread, Arugula, Sun-Dried Tomato, Onion, Pomegranate Red Wine Reduction

2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet
Paired with: Prime Sirloin Skewers, Chimichurri

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Enjoy Three Outstanding Reds From The Southern Hemisphere At SOHO!

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This is such a great time to be in Atlanta!  The holidays are coming, and the weather is pleasant enough that you can sit outside and enjoy a few glasses of wine in the sun while the leaves change into their brilliant fall colors.

When we decided to feature our wine pairings from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, it’s because our favorite selections are so drinkable on their own, AND with food. So it’s really a win/win for everyone who comes through our doors.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 15th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 21st.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir from Marlborough, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“Deep red appearance with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and violets. Rich flavor with subtle hints of smoky oak and bright berry flavors on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz from Barossa Valley, AU. The wine is described as,

“This is a classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2016 The Chocolate Block from the Swartland, S.A.  The winemaker says,

“The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin,

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir
10% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Smoked Ricotta Flatbread, Arugula, Shallots, Luxardo Cherries

2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Pork Confit Croquettes, Fall Spice Carrot Puree, Currant Gastrique

2016 The Chocolate Block
Syrah 79%, Grenache 11%, Cabernet 6%, Cinsault 3%, Viognier 1%
Paired with: Pulled Chicken Mole, Spanish Rice, Black Bean Puree

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

We Reckon You’ll Be Drinking Wine Like An Aussie At SOHO!

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Australia and New Zealand are fascinating regions for wine.  Altitudes vary from vineyards planted at sea level to those planted at 1000m, climates vary from cool coastal-influenced regions to the hotter interior regions and with some of the oldest landmass in the world, with soil types that are extremely complex. These variations produce the different characteristics of each region – and with it the different styles.

We couldn’t possibly share all of our favorites with you in just one month, but we do have 12 shining stars that we are happy to feature for the month of November! Come explore these amazing regions with us; you’ll be glad you did.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 8th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 14th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 D’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab” from McLaren Vale, AU, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The Viognier certainly takes centre stage on the nose in the guise of stone fruits, candied ginger and florals. In the background for those keen on honing their senses, Marsanne adds slightly more exotic notes of green mango, hay and almond. The palate has a lovely medium bodied weight to it, without any of that oiliness that over ripe Viognier can deliver.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Small Gully Winery Small Gully Winery “Little Book” Shiraz from South Australia, AU. The wine is described as,

“Brilliant ruby. Ripe boysenberry, cherry and peppery spices on the highly perfumed nose and in the mouth. Silky and open-knit, with sweet vanilla and cola notes building in the glass; this rich wine is surprisingly lively for its flavor impact. Smooth tannins come in late to add shape and grip.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels from the Hawkes Bay, N.Z.  The winemaker says,

“This is a full bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend. Densely colored, it has a bouquet of blackberry and cherry with a subtle oak seasoning, while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its well ripened tannins the wine can be enjoyed young, although it also shows the potential to age gracefully and gain further complexity.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2016 D’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab”
Viognier (72%) Marsanne (28%)
Paired with: Crab & Endiva Salad, Orange, Whipped Cream Cheese

2014 Small Gully Winery Small Gully Winery “Little Book” Shiraz  
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Seared Prime Sirloin, Mac n’ Cheese, Cherry Cola Reduction

2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels
Merlot 44%, Cabernet 30%, Malbec 22%, Cabernet Franc 4%
Paired with: Braised Lamb Shank, Mushroom Risotto, Lamb Jus

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Get Ready To Go “Down Under” For Flight Night With SOHO!

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Australia, New Zealand, & South Africa, OH MY! November rolls in, and SOHO is embracing the wines of the Southern Hemisphere! There are so many beautiful varietals to enjoy in this region, that it’s hard for us to pick just three new ones each week.  It’s a terrible job, but somebody’s got to do it! Enjoy our selections this month, and the tapas pairings that Chef Joe has created to enhance your experience!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 1st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 7th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2017 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, N.Z, and offers the following tasting notes,

“This is an elegant wine with intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics with delicate citrus and floral notes, full flavored and textured. The wine has fine mouthwatering mineral acidity on the finish that refreshes the palate, leaving you longing for more.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Franklin Tate Shiraz from Margaret River. The wine is described as,

“This is a highly expressive wine with great fruit concentration driven by mixed berries and dark, juicy cherry fruit. The tannin structure is chewy, and the oak has provided a sweet, chocolatey flavor along with hints of hazelnuts and toast. White pepper lingers on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound from the Western Cape.  The winemaker says,

“Beautifully rich in appearance, showing a deep, dark core. Seductive aromas of ripe cherries, tobacco leaf, tilled earth and that classic cedar wood fragrance so often associated with Bordeaux-style blends.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2017 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Tuna and Grapefruit Crudo, Baby Iceberg

2015 Franklin Tate Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin Skewers Roasted Poblano Chimichurri

2014 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound
Cab Franc 32%, Cabernet 26%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 16%, Petit Verdot 7%
Paired with: Bresoala and Arugula Flatbread, Shaved Tetilla, Faithful Hound Aioli

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Warm Up At SOHO With These Delicious, Complex Reds, & Their Beef Tapas Pairings!

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For October, we’re switching things up a bit: we’ve picked 3 very different wines to pair with a particular type of food to explore the versatility of wine!  This week, you can enjoy these delightful wines with Chef Joey’s incredible beef tapas. 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 25th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 31st.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Stolpman Para Maria Syrah from Santa Barbara, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Para Maria already shows off its breadth and complexity at a tender young age. Lively, peppy balance and juicy brambly blackberry. Graphite and cracked pepper create an impression of seriousness with a hint of savory wood from the whole-bunch carbonic fermentation.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Can Rafols Dels Caus Terraprima from Catalonia, Spain. The wine is described as,

“Colour: garnet red. Aroma: forest fruits with hints of aromatic herbs.  Taste: the wine is complex, concentrated and shows its barrel ageing. It expresses the minerality of this unique terroir, is refreshing and has a long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“There are aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, slight blueberry vanilla, oak and chocolate. In the glass there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, spice and chocolate. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and a long, juicy finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2016 Stolpman Para Maria Syrah
85% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Beef Meatballs, Black Spaghetti, Red Miso-Tomato Sauce

2013 Can Rafols Dels Caus Terraprima
Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Syrah
Paired with: Beef Bulgogi, Kimchi Pancake, Hoisin Maple Syrup

2015 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet 83%, Merlot 11%, CabFranc 2%, Malbec 2%, Petit Verdot 2%
Paired with: Grilled Sirloin, Beef Fat Poached Potatoes, Bone Marrow Bearnaise

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Book Your Holiday Party In One Of SOHO’s Private Dining Rooms!

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The holiday season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  We love the excitement of hosting holiday parties, and making sure our guests have the absolute best experience they can possibly have!  Do you have an event in Atlanta that needs private dining space, award winning cuisine, and exceptional service?  SOHO has you covered!

Regardless of the party size or event, SOHO offers several areas for your private dining needs!

The Sun Porch overlooks the Vinings Jubilee courtyard, and accommodates from 14 to 22 guests in a semi-private setting and up to 46 as a private room.

The Pace Room is designed for larger groups, and holds up to 50 seated guests, and 75 in a standing meet and greet!

SOHO is also available for buyouts, but hurry, because our reservations are filling up quickly!

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We offer set menus for your party planning ease, and can accommodate all special dietary needs!  Want to take a peek at our packages? Tap here for our private dining menus!  

To request a proposal, please call our Catering Manager, Tracy Latronica at 770-801-0069, or email tracy@sohoatlanta.com.

We at SOHO wish you a very happy and safe holiday season, we look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Find Your Perfect Wine Pairings With A Little Lamb and A Lot Of Wine At SOHO!

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For October, we’re switching things up a bit: we’ve picked 3 very different wines to pair with a particular type of food to explore the versatility of wine!  This week, you can enjoy these delightful wines with Chef Joey’s incredible lamb tapas. 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 18th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 24th.

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Alasia Barbaresco DOCG from Piedmont, Italy, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Black fruit aromas, with some savory, spicy and gently floral characters. Complex and richly flavored with black cherry, bramble and a hint of violet on the palate. Good structure and fine tannins
lead to a long rich finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Jordan Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. The wine is described as,

“Refined aromas of green apple, pear and lemon peel with a flinty note reminiscent of Chablis. Its elegant palate echoes the bouquet with clean, bright flavors of stone fruit and citrus, backed by firm acidity where oak is an after thought. A touch of creaminess on the mid-palate is followed by lovely mineral notes that carry through an extraordinarily long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Chateau Cap L’ Ousteau Haut-Medoc from Haut Medoc.  The winemaker says,

“This Château Cap l’ Ousteau 2015 has a very intense and brilliant red garnet color. The nose, complex, persistent and spicy delivers cherry, black current and vanilla aromas. On the palate, the attack is supple and followed by a well balanced mouth with prune and red fruit jam notes. The finish is long.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Alasia Barbaresco DOCG
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Roasted Chile, Sumac, Pomegranate Ketchup

2015 Jordan Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin Yellow Lentils, Spinach, Honey-Dijon Butter

2015 Chateau Cap L’ Ousteau Haut-Medoc
62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet, 5% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Braised Lamb Shank, Cauliflower Gratin, Lamb Jus

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Does It Get Any Better Than Duck 3 Ways and Wine?

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For October, we’re switching things up a bit: we’ve picked 3 very different wines to pair with a particular type of food to explore the versatility of wine!  This week, you can enjoy these very different, very delightful wines with Chef Joey’s incredible duck tapas. 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 11th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 17th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Fontannafredda Barbera DOC from Piedmont, Italy, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Ruby red color with purple highlights.  The nose is packed with black fruit, especially blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon. Palate is sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely woven texture that combines with great fruit character and crisp freshness.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2016 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc from Dry Creek Valley. The wine is described as,

“The aroma is a beautiful balance of young white peach flesh, papaya, and delicate white blossom. There is a pervasive vein of minerality and fresh pine sap. The entry is bright and focused. On the palate, notes of candied grapefruit dance with flavors of summer melon and lime zest. The finish is clean and soft with balanced acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Four Vines Zinfandel from Central Coast.  The winemaker says,

“Say hello to your new friend, Four Vines Old Vine Zinfandel: big berry flavors, a hefty dusting of spice and zesty pepper are this Zin’s calling cards—and it’s destined to be a welcome guest at your backyard barbecue, pizza night or any time your squad’s in town.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Fontannafredda Barbera DOC
100% Barbera
Paired with: Duck Confit Poutine, Bacon, Cheese Curd, Duck Gravy

2016 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Duck Cotechino, Brussel Sprout-Apple Hash, Cheddar Mornay

2014 Four Vines Zinfandel
84% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 4% Syrah, 2% Alicante Bouschet
Paired with: Duck Breast Au Poivre, Smoked Polenta, Five Spice Duck Demi

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!

Explore the Versatility of Wine & Food at SOHO!

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For October, we’re switching things up a bit: we’ve picked 3 very different wines to pair with a particular type of food to explore the versatility of wine!  This week, you can enjoy these very different, very delightful wines with Chef Joey’s incredible pork tapas. 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 4th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 10th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage from Crozes-Hermitage, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Alluring aromas of ripe pears, tropical fruit, peach blossoms, and zesty lemon complement the 2015 vintage’s mouth-filling and rounded texture. A beautifulexpression of 158 years of Gewürztraminer expertise, this pairs with everything from Asian cuisine, to Thanksgiving turkey, to a sunny afternoon.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer from Sonoma Coast. The wine is described as,

“Persistent body, flavors of red ripe fruit, nose has a balsamic, vegetal mouthfeel.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Rubbia al Colle “Rabuccolo” from Tuscany, Italy.  The winemaker says,

“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, which assures good aging potential.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage 
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Pork Loin, Sofrito Grits, Mojito Butter, Pork Rinds

2015 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer
100% GewĂĽrztraminer
Paired with: Pork Meatballs, Apple Spaghetti and Fennel Soubise

2014 Rubbia al Colle “Rabuccolo”
Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc
Paired with: Braised Pork Belly, Purple Potato Gratin, Red Eye Gravy, Fried Quail Egg

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We can’t wait to see you!