SOHO Has The Essence Of Spain for Flight Night!

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As we move deeper into April, we also dig into the true essence of Spain and its glorious wines with two Riojas and a Cava this week! The tapas are truly stand alone as well, but these authentic Spanish dishes are better enjoyed with their wine pairings! Overall, the entire Spanish wine flight with paired tapas is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. We do hope we see you this week!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, April 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 16th.

First, SOHO will pour a Cava Naveran, Cava Brut from Catalonia, Spain.  The winemaker offers,

“Pale green-tinged yellow. A suave, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits and pungent flowers, and a suave floral note builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral quality repeats on a long, nervy finish that shows very good clarity and final bite.”

Next, SOHO will pour a El Vino Prodigo “Placeres Sensoriales” Rioja 2016 from Rioja. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“An intense cherry color indicates that this is the maximum expression of tempranillo 100%, all natural, without any dressings or sophisticated elaborations, only grapes harvested from 40 year vines planted in vessel, unloaded in a concrete lake with a capacity of 1000 cantaras, and fermented for 10 days, with branch, without squeezing, completely whole grapes, with the aim of trying to do what our grandparents, when no enology, no technology and really wines only tasted wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Mariano J Locort Gran Reserva 2008 from Rioja. Notes on the wine,

“Red, with intense hues. The nose shows an aromatic intensity. To the palate it is velvety and elegant with a powerful finish.”

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

Cava Naveran, Cava Brut  
Macabeo, Parellada, Chardonnay, and Xarel-lo
Paired with: Mejillones Relleno, Tomato, Herbs (Stuffed Mussels)

El Vino Prodigo “Placeres Sensoriales” Rioja 2016
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Grilled Sardine, Romesco

Mariano J Locort Gran Reserva 2008
Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha10%, Mazuelo, 5% and Graciano 5%
Paired with: Chorizo Bombas (Fried Potato & Chorizo)

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!

SOHO loves Spanish Wines In the Springtime…

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Flight Night at SOHO is obviously one of our favorite days of the week, but there is a way that it can only get better: the weather cooperates in Atlanta, and patio season begins! In true spanish style, our wines and tapas pairings are best enjoyed al fresco this particular time of the year; once winter is finally behind us, and before hot summers descend. So let’s raise a glass to perfect patio weather and delicious spanish wines this week! Won’t you join us?

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, April 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 16th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Gotas de Mar Rias Baixas Albarino 2017 from Rias Baixas.  The winemaker offers,

“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 Bodegas Avancia Godello 2016 from Valdeorras. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Sourced from one of the oldest, most traditional vineyards planted in Valdeorras, Avancia Godello expresses the authenticity the history of Valdeorras and the oldest Godello clones in the world. A completely unique white wine that ages beautifully and has been recognized by Robert Parker as Spain’s best Godello. Godello was almost extinct at the end of the 1980’s, so it is extremely rare to find a Godello produced from a single vineyard planted in 1904.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Torres Ribera del Duero Celeste Crianza 2015 from the Ribera del duero. Notes on the wine,

“Cherry red color with garnet highlights. Delicious, voluptuous aroma of very ripe black fruit (blueberries) with fine roasted coffee and dried fruit (dried plum) notes. Dense, fleshy, with sensuous flavor sensations that are impressively persistent.”

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

Gotas de Mar Rias Baixas Albarino 2017  
100% Albarino
Paired with: Gambas al Ajillo

Bodegas Avancia Godello 2016 
100% Godello
Paired with: Croquetas de Bacalao

Torres Ribera del Duero Celeste Crianza 2015
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Warm Chorizo & Potato Salad, Sherry Vinegar, Goat Cheese-Paprika Cream

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!

Sip On These Delectable Spanish Wines at SOHO! 🇪🇸

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If anyone does wine and tapas pairings well, it’s SPAIN! This month at SOHO, we are honoring this amazing country and it’s culinary gifts with wines from our favorite Spanish vineyards, and Chef Joey’s creative spin on tapas pairings. We think we’ve done it justice; feel free to stop by and tell us if you agree!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, April 3rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 9th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Domini de la Cartoixa Priorat Crosses ‘15 from Priorat, California.  The winemaker offers,

“Crossos is a wine with a cherry red colour of high intensity. Lovely aromas in which red and black fruits stand out; hints of balsamic, thyme, orange peel and species. Medium bodied and good intensity in the mouth, well balanced; where fruit and freshness are pleasantly expressed.”

Next, SOHO will pour a RK Rekaide Txacoli de Getaria 2016 from Txakoli de Getaria. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Txakoli is a young, fruity white wine. Of moderate strength (11º) and with a slight characteristic acidity, it is a highly unique, distinctive wine. It should be served chilled; that way, it gives off its full range of aromas along with tiny carbonic acid bubbles, which is the result of its characteristic winemaking process.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell 2016 from the Jumilla. Notes on the wine,

“Deep purple/black color. Explosive aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked notes. Rich, powerful and voluminous on the attack, a huge mouthful of crème-de-cassis concentration, silken and juicy in the midpalate with excellent length and persistence,
and a long spicy well-balanced finish including toasted notes provided by the French
wood.”

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

Domini de la Cartoixa Priorat Crosses ‘15  
60% Grenache noir, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carignan
Paired with: Spanish Chorizo & Chocolate on Toast, Sea Salt

RK Rekaide Txacoli de Getaria 2016
100% Hondarrabi Zuri
Paired with: Croquetas de Cameron (Shrimp Croquettes), Tomato Salad, Sweet Lime Crema

Bodegas Juan Gil Monastrell 2016
100% Monastrell
Paired with: Grilled Octopus 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!

SOHO’s All-American Lobster Boil is BACK on SUNDAYS! 🇺🇸

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Lobster season is in full swing at SOHO! The All-American Lobster Boil is the best thing you can do on a Sunday, so gather your family and friends for Atlanta’s popular seafood Sunday dinner!

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SOHO’s All-American Lobster Boil  is only $30 per person!

Included in your meal:

  • Market Salad with Choice of Dressings
  • 1-1/2 lb live Maine Lobster with Drawn Butter, 
  • Corn on the Cob 
  • Bliss Potatoes
  • & Andouille Sausage

Please make your reservations by Friday at 5 pm to ensure availability;  our lobsters are limited!  We fly live Maine lobsters in on Saturday, and we serve them to you on Sunday.

Call 770-801-0069 or visit www.opentable.com for reservations. 

(If booking online, please add the number of requested lobsters in the reservation notes.)

We’re in a California State of Mind at SOHO!

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So we find ourselves in the last week of March, and the last week of featuring our California wines and tapas pairings for Flight Nights. It was quick, and fun, and aren’t those the best types of experiences? We certainly hope that you enjoyed yourself as much as we did, and that you’ll come see us for the last set of Cali wine tastings before next Wednesday rolls around!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 27th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 2nd.

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First, SOHO will pour a Marietta Cellars “Christo” 2015 from North Coast, California.  The winemaker offers,

“Beautiful blackberry fruit, peppery herbs, underbrush, and a hint of olive all give way to a medium to full bodied, plump, textured beauty that shines for its charm, texture, and pleasure-bent style.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Jackson Estate Pinot Noir 2016 from Anderson Valley. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“The wine shows its cool-climate origins in bright acidity, accenting the rich flavors of
blueberries, black cherries, cola and dusty spices. Firm minerality grounds the wine.
The tannins are powerful, yet with silkiness on the finish, while oak barrel aging brings
a smoky, sandalwood note. Beautiful to drink now on release, this Pinot will age well over the next six-plus years easily.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Marietta Cellars “Arme” Cabernet ‘15 from the North Coast. Notes on the wine,

“The 2015 Armé, Marietta’s Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, is fabulous, not to mention a tremendous value. Grilled herbs, plums, blueberry jam, spice, mint and leather give the 2015 its nuance and complexity.”

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

Marietta Cellars “Christo” 2015  
64% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Viognier
Paired with: Elk Tartare, Curry Mayo, Toast

Jackson Estate Pinot Noir 2016
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Mini Pork Ramen, Pork Belly, Egg, Noodles

Marietta Cellars “Arme” Cabernet ‘15
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Steamed Clams, House Pancetta, Baby Potatoes

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!

Sip Our California Classic Wines At SOHO!

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We are having so much fun with Chef Joey’s tapas! His culinary creativity is SHINING, and our awesome Sommelier Jeff Gelfond is doing a fabulous job of choosing wines to compliment the food! We’re still in the region of California, and our guests are loving it. Will we see you this week to try our wine and tapas pairings before they’re gone? We hope so!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 26th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Louis Pommery Brut Sparkling NV from California.  The winemaker offers,

“The resulting sparkling wine fills the palate with sublime notes of green apples with harmonizing acidity and minerality, before leading to a delicate essence of lemon mousse with a buttery vitality, and finishing with an aroma of peaches and apricots. The jovial wine pairs perfectly with meals, but is equally enjoyable without accompaniment.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Steele “Block N” Pinot Noir 2015 from Santa Barbara. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“This vineyard, given its coastal influence,produces a wine with freshly picked strawberry, bing cherries, cloves, and spice, aromas and flavors. But still has a balance of acidity and a finish that lingers of sweet tobacco and spices.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Lake & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 from Red Hill, Lake County. Notes on the wine,

“This wine exudes a deep purple color in the glass with stunning aromas of concentrated plums, dark cherries and blackberries with subtle hints of spice and currant. Only about 3% of wines are grown above 1,100 feet elevation, Lake & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them.”

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

Louis Pommery Brut Sparkling NV  
96% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Noir
Paired with: “Mother & Child Reunion” Fried Chicken Salad Deviled Eggs

Steele “Block N” Pinot Noir 2015
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Welsh Rabbit, Truffle, Baguette

Lake & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Braised Oxtail, Fried Plantain, Jerk Sauce

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!

Experience The Beauty of California Vino at SOHO !

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Chardonnay. Petit Syrah. Cabernet. Three classic varieties that you can’t go wrong with when you’re drinking California wines! Not only did we pick exceptional vineyards, but their tapas that Chef Joey prepared to match are stand-alone amazing, but the whole experience combined is extraordinary.  It *kinda* feels like Spring in Atlanta, so let’s celebrate and raise our glasses to warmer weather!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 13th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 19th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Mount Eden Chardonnay 2015 from Edna Valley.  The winemaker offers,

“Hints of cardamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon, mineral flavors. Of all Mount Eden’s estate-grown wines, the Chardonnay is most in need of further bottle aging at release, requiring an additional two to four years to fully reveal its true character. Many vintages are still fresh and enjoyable after fifteen years, explaining why Mount Eden Estate Chardonnay is considered one of California’s longest-lived white wines.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Brady Petit Sirah 2016 from Paso Robles. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“The Brady Vineyard Petite Sirah is rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture and savory berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 from Red Hill, Lake County. Notes on the wine,

“Not afraid to show its true cabernet core, the 2016 ÆRENA Cabernet is uplifting with fruit and floral components coming together in perfect balance. Soft and supple tannins offer great approachability.”

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

Mount Eden Chardonnay 2015  
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Smoked Fish Dip, House Crackers

Brady Petit Sirah 2016
100% Petit Sirah
Paired with: Fried Conch Fritters, Citrus Sour Cream

Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Short Rib & Potato Pierogi, House Crème Fraîche

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!

California Wines & Chef-Driven Tapas Is At SOHO!

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What a treat! California wines are what’s next for Flight Nights at SOHO! And here’s something fun: Typically we pair tapas based on particular wines for our flight options, but this month, we’re trying something new.  Chef Joey Zelinka will create three original tapas of his choosing, and our sommelier, Jeff Gelfond will use his expertise to pair wines to them! It’s all around goodness that you’ll love to experience when you dine with us!

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

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First, SOHO will pour a Tobias Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from Mendocino.  The winemaker offers,

“Bright aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, pineapple, light lemon, and grapefruit lead to a crisp blend of flavors including white peach, honeydew melon, fresh green apple, passion fruit, and muted citrus; the perfect wine for spring and summer. Refreshing by itself or as a great pairing with many dishes including light cheeses, white fish, chicken dishes, grilled vegetables, and salads.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Steele Writer’s Block Pinot Noir 2016 from Lake County. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“The oak is light and the tannins soft, this wine shows with aromas and flavors of dark cherries, ripe red raspberry, finishing with notes of brown sugar. The wine is fermented in a stainless steel tank, and smaller fermentation bins as we utilize both cool and warm fermentation temperatures with these
vineyards. We fermented this wine using native yeast.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Morgan Cote du Crow’s 2016 from Monterey. Notes on the wine,

“This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Raspberry compote and maraschino cherry aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins, offering a mouthful of black fruit and rose petal. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing with anything off the grill.”

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

Tobias Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017  
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Bay Scallop Ceviche, Coconut & Lime

Steele Writer’s Block Pinot Noir 2016
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Kimchi Fried Chicken Sliders, Pickled Veggies

Morgan Cote du Crow’s 2016
52% Syrah, 44% Grenache, 4% Tempranillo
Paired with: Papas Bravas, Roasted Red Peppers & Onions, Drunken Goat Cheese

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!

The Finale of SOHO’s Tour of Italian Wines Is This Week!

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It went too quickly, as it always does….our tour of Italian wines ends this week at SOHO! We have shared our favorites with you, and you loved them as much as we do. But this last week is bittersweet, as we have to wait until next year to do it again, so enjoy our final week of Italian wines with us!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 27th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 4th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Villadoria Barbaresco D.O.C.G. 2015 from Barbaresco, Piedmont.  The winemaker offers,

“A traditional Barbaresco, it is garnet red in colour with ruby highlights, and has an ethereal nose with rose and violet, red fruit jam, raspberry and also vanilla, nutmeg, white pepper and aniseed aromas. It is full-bodied in the mouth, with tannins which never predominate, and is balanced and long lasting.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Bertani Ripasso D.O.C.G. 2016 from Valpolicella, Veneto. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“It has an intense purple-red colour with purplish highlights. On the nose it has a very clean and intense aroma of ripe red fruit with hints of dark fruit, such as bramble, black currant and ripe cherry. It is velvety and well-balanced, full and round while maintaining a lively and intense grip, with a sapid aftertaste.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Alasia Barolo D.O.C.G. 2013 from Barolo, Piedmont. Notes on the wine,

“Color is ruby red with garnet hints. Aroma is dark plum, leather and delicate violet aromas. Palate is a full, firm and ripe red with rich, powerful flavours. All balanced by ripe tannins, complex savoury notes and a long finish.”

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

Villadoria Barbaresco D.O.C.G. 2015 
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Tagliatelle with Braised Lamb & Truffle

Bertani Ripasso D.O.C.G. 2016

85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Merlot and 5% Rondinella
Paired with: Pan Roasted Lamb Meatballs, Roasted Tomato Risotto, Red Wine-Peppercorn Reduction

Alasia Barolo D.O.C.G. 2013
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Pesto Roasted Potato, Red Wine 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)

We can’t wait to see you!

SOHO’s Love Affair With Italian Wines Continues…

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Italy’s wines are taking the forefront of February at SOHO! And what a love affair it is….three beautiful red wines and some savory, delicious tapas paired perfectly with them on cold rainy days in Atlanta. These wines are some of our favorites, and we are so happy to share them with our guests, so come see us!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, February 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 26th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 from Abruzzo, Italy .  The winemaker offers,

“Intense ruby red with purplish reflections; intense nose, characteristic of the primary aromas of the grape variety; a fruity element, robust and full-bodied, well-balanced with its tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013 from Primitivo di Manduria, Puglia. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Primitivo grapes are harvested from old free standing vineyards. Its colour is deep red with very nice violet hints. Its bouquet is really intense and reminiscent of fruit jam, blackcurrants, cherries, mulberries, cocoa and liquorice. With its round, smooth taste with fruity notes and an aromatic aftertaste, Papale is ideal with all dishes, in particular braised and red stewed meat.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 from Montespertoli, Tuscany. Notes on the wine,

“The color is a very deep, intense rubyred color. The bouquet is intriguing and
varied, combining blackcurrant and cherry aromas with spicy flavors of black pepper and vanilla. In the mouth it is fullbodied and enveloping, with elegant toasted notes that create an intense and harmonious finish.”

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

Zaccagnini Montepulciano d Abruzzo ‘14 
Montepulciano, Sangiovese
Paired with: Proscuitto Arancini, Raspberry-Basil Marmelleta

Varvaglione Vigne & Vini Primitivo 2013
100% Primitivo
Paired with: Finocchiona & Arugula Flatbread, Blackberry Jam, Pickled Shallot

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2016 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc and Sangiovese
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Sundried Tomato Risotto Cake, Pink Peppercorn-Cherry Reduction

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!