SOHO Spotlight: Napa Valley

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Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant has featured the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour finishes on Wednesday, May 25. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 31.

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Photo courtesy of Stags Leap Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Stags Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Aromas of lemon zest, tart white peach and crisp pear show generously in this refreshing cool-climate Chardonnay. On the palate, vibrant citrus fruit intensity is balanced by a wet stone core and nutty undertones. Focused, yet generous in style, the wine has notable acidity that maintains freshness and lasting lemon minerality that adds complexity.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir. The wine is described: “The 2013 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sasssafrass, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouth-feel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Cloissonne Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says, “A complex wine with layers of deep black fruits. Deep aromas of black cherry, cassis, black tea, cedar, cigar box and cocoa. Long finish with baking spices on the palate.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Stags Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Lady Pea Hummus & Shaved Parma Ham on Toast

2013 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Duck confit spring roll & peanut sauce

2013 Cloisonne Cabernet Sauvignon
80% Cabernet, 20% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Red Wine Braised Oxtail & Fresh Pappardelle Pasta

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 Dad with a Lobster Dinner on Father’s Day!

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Treat Dad to 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 19, Father’s Day.

SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will serve up a delicious lobster dinner sure to make Dad’s day! For $30 per person, each guest receives a 1 & 1/2 pound Maine Lobster, Andouille sausage, fresh corn, red potatoes and a market 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 or click here to make your reservation.

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Delight in a Taste of Napa Valley at SOHO

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Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour continues on Wednesday, May 18. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 24.

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Photo courtesy of Cliff Lede winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “With the color of yellow diamonds, this gem of a wine shines brilliantly in the glass and tempts with alluring aromas of tangerine, lemon verbena, fall persimmon, and honeyed white peach. Gorgeous floral notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle, and night blooming jasmine intertwine with the top notes of the effusive bouquet. The gentle battonage during fermentation brought out a seductive texture that coats the palate with layers of lemon curd, quince paste, and crème brulee. A vibrant spine of minerality supports the wonderfully rich texture and, as the lengthy finish unfolds, lovely flavors of kumquat, marzipan, and citrus marmalade fill the olfactory senses.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Swanson Vineyards Napa Valley Cygnet Merlot. The winemaker describes the wine: “2012 was a warm vintage, which is reflected in the depth of flavor and generous mouth feel of this wine. Deep purple-hued red color, and an array of black fruits more commonly associated with Cabernet lead to a mouthful of velvety, ripe tannins. Lingering notes of cocoa, clove and black cherry echo long after the wine is swallowed.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Martin Ray ‘Reserve’ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker notes: “The diverse sources of this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. The strong, traditional bouquet layers notes of ripe black cherry, dark cassis, aromatic violets, and savory curry spices rooted by earthy undertones. With clean fruit throughout the palate, this medium-bodied wine has well-structured tannins balanced by a nuance of toffee and caramel oak influence.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Semillon, 3% Sauvignon Vert
Paired with: Shrimp & Corn Mezzaluna Pasta with Tomato-bacon Cream

2012 Swanson Vineyards
83% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
Paired with: House-made Bacon with Tomato Stewed Lady Peas

2014 Martin Ray ‘Reserve’ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet
Paired with: Duck Confit on Toast with Cherry Gastrique, Crispy Duck Skin & Shaved Shallot

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 & Flavors of Napa Valley with SOHO

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Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour continues on Wednesday, May 11. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 17.

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Photo courtesy of Clos Pegase

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Monticello Vineyards Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “This wine displays a pale golden tone, with brilliant clarity. I find expressive bright aromas of green apple and pear, integrating nicely with richer aromas of honey, light butterscotch and hints of truffle. On the palate, the wine has a light beam of bright acidity, balanced by a full-bodied creamy texture, which lends itself to the lingering finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir from Mitsuko’s Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley. The wine is described, “Our 2012 Pinot Noir has deep enticing aromas of red and black cherries and olallieberry accented by dried porcini mushroom, dark tea, sweet spices and wisps of incense. The wine is silky and seamless in the mouth, balancing fleshiness with perfect acidity and an opulent mouthfeel.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker offers the following notes: “Aromatics of bing cherries, dusted, farm-ripe strawberries, red cassis and dark olive. There’s a rich, dense, dark fruit core, with lifted floral and earth tones. Plus dark fruit defines the forefront. Dark berries and cherries flow forth, creating a nice mid-palate density. Dark fruits, spicebox, tobacco, dark chocolate tones fill out the finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Monticello Vineyards Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Grilled Salmon Belly, Bean Sprouts, Grated Radish, Ginger & Ponzu Sauce

2012 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Crispy Maitake Mushroom & Spiced Mayo

2013 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin Kabab, Romesco Sauce & Bread Salad

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 Napa Valley, California

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Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour begins on Wednesday, May 4. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 10.

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Photo courtesy of Hendry Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Hendry Rosé. The winemaker says of the wine, “Deep pink color. Herbal and strawberry flavors and medium-high acid.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sean Minor ‘Nicole Marie’ Red Blend. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes on the wine: “Our Napa Valley Nicole Marie Blend is deep ruby in color and displays aromas of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich and spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is described, “Chocolate-covered cherries, Herbs de Provence, fresh boysenberries, and
a hint of tarragon waft from the glass to the nose. Deeply rich, provocative flavors of black licorice, rhubarb, and Asian plum round out the palate. This is a full-bodied wine yet its soft supple tannins lend to a silky smooth finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Hendry Rosé
47% Zinfandel, 20% Primitivo, 9% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bluepoint Oysters, Pickle Granita, Diced Cucumber

2013 Sean Minor ‘Nicole Marie’ Red Blend
51% Merlot, 29% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah
Paired with: Pork Rillette on Toast, Luxardo Cherries, Shallots & Herbs

2011 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Cocoa & Fennel Rubbed Beef Tataki, Charred Scallions, Steak Sauce

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 Spanish Wines & Flavors at SOHO

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Throughout April, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant has showcased the wines and flavors of Spain. The tour wraps up Wednesday, April 27. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 3.

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Photo courtesy of  Conde de San Cristóbal

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Gotas de Mar Albarino. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes for the wine, “Brilliant pale lemon color. Intense stringent aromas of peaches, white flowers, stony minerals and a hint of fresh sea breeze. The palate offers an energetic combination steely acidity with charming peachy fruit and stony minerals. It finishes clean with a mouth watering acidity and long complex persistency.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Conde de San Cristóbal Ribera el Duero. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Elegant wine power in all phases of a well-covered and clean cherry red. The aroma is deep and complex, with lots of fresh, ripe, intense fruit, spice and mineral notes. The palate retains its fruit, shows broad, fresh, powerful, rich and very tasty.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat. Wine Spectator Insider says of the wine, “Savory and spicy notes of licorice, cigar box and cardamom frame a deep core of plum and kirsch in this expressive red. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart a solid structure.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Gotas de Mar Albarino
100% Albarino
Paired with: Salmon Ceviche, Blood Orange & Sweet Potato Pancake Sauce

2011 Conde de San Cristóbal DO Ribera del Duero
80% Tinto Fino, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Paired with: Oxtail Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Cilantro & Almonds

2013 Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat
Paired with: Red Wine Seared Chorizo Sausage & Grilled Bread

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!

 

 

Treat Mom to a Lobster this Mother’s Day!

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SOHO Atlanta restaurant’s weekly All-American Lobster Boil will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day.

SOHO Atlanta restaurant will serve up an indulgent lobster dinner sure to win Mom – and the rest of the family – over. For $30 guests receive a 1 & 1/2 pound Maine Lobster, Andouille sausage, fresh corn, red potatoes and a market salad.

Quantities are limited. Please call 770-801-0069 by 5:00 PM Friday, May 6, to guarantee your lobster or click here for reservations.

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Indulge in the Flavors of Spain at SOHO

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Throughout April, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain. The tour continues Wednesday, April 20. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 26.

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Photo courtesy of  Vall Llach

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Vina Bujanda Crianza from Rioja. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “Vina Bujanda Crianza, made from 100% Tempranillo has excellent balance. It has low to moderate acidity. The palate consists of fresh stawberries and spice that age into flavors of rich cherry and tobacco.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial from Rioja. The wine offers an aroma of complex ripe fruit and well-integrated oak. On the palate it is rich and smooth with great length and finesse.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Vall Llach Embruix de Vall Llach from Priorat. The winemaker says, “Immediately agreeable, but with a powerful repertoire of rich aromas, flavors and textures, this is a wine that satisfies both the connoisseur and casual consumer alike. With hints of sweet spice, ripe plums, fennel seed, dark chocolate and roasted nuts found both in the nose and on the palate.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2012 Vina Bujanda Crianza
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Braised pork belly, strawberry salsa, watermelon radish & cilantro

2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Brisket tacos, black pepper mustard, caramelized onion & potato shell

2013 Vall Llach Embruix de Vall Llach
26% Garnacha, 24% Merlot, 17% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Carinena
Paired with: Churro & spiced chocolate sauce

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!

 

¡Salud! SOHO Celebrates Spain

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Throughout April, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain. The tour continues Wednesday, April 13. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 19.
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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Ladera Sagrada Papa Godello in Valdeorras. The winemaker says of the wine, “Precise, high-pitched aromas of lime zest, quinine, jasmine and ginger. Juicy , focused and youthfully tight, with bright acidity adding bite to fresh citrus and orchard fruit qualities. Shows a suave blend of power and vivacity, finishing with lingering floral and lime qualities.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Torres Celeste Crianza from Ribera del Duero. The winery offers the following tasting notes: “Black cherry in color. Intense nose, with floral and ripe red fruit notes, followed by toasted notes. A round attack, pleasant and unctuous, with smooth tannins. Long and elegant.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton from Campo De Borja, Aragon. Robert Parker, Jr. reviewed the wine and had this to say on eRobertParker.com: “This is a blockbuster, 100% Old Vine Grenache cuvee, with a deep purple color, great intensity, loads of blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, with licorice, lavender and a touch of graphite and earth.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine

2014 Ladera Sagrada Papa Godello
100% Godello
Paired with: Lime-cured ahi tuna, Meyer lemon crema, rice paper chips

2010 Torres Celeste Crianza
100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Paired with: Tortilla Espagnole, olive oil & herbs

2013 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Veraton
100% Olf Vine Grenache
Paired with: Chorizo & beef albondigas & fennel salad

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 Tours Spain!

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Throughout April, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain. The tour begins Wednesday, April 6. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 12.

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Photo courtesy of Torres Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Gran Pasas Monastrell from D.O.P Jumilla. The winemaker says of the wine, “Deep dark ruby red color with violet blue rim. The aromas are mature blackberries, ripe juicy dark cherries, gentle notes of wild herbs balanced with a dark chocolate. On the palate the wine is rich and juicy with good concentration between mature fruits and rich dark chocolate with a natural sweetness and gentle tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Altos Ibericos Crianza. From the region of Rioja this Tempranillo is described by the winemaker: “Opaque cherry red color. Floral and fruit aromas of Damscus rose, strawberry and raspberry, with spicy and smoky notes imparted by oak aging. Velvety, smooth, with fine, juicy tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bodega Ateca ‘Atteca’ Garnacha from Calatayud. The winemaker provides the following notes: “Rich morello cherry and plum flavors are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes in this expressive red, which has soft tannins, juicy acidity and smoky finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2012 Gran Pasas Monastrell
100% Monastrell
Paired with: Fried chickpeas & confit chicken

2012 Altos Ibericos Crianza
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Serrano ham croquettes & garlic aioli

2013 Bodega Ateca ‘Atteca’ Garnacha
Paired with: Roasted marrow bones, herb salad & grilled bread

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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