The Encore: Favorite Wines From 2016 Repeat Their Performance At SOHO!

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As we move into December in Atlanta, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on what an amazing year 2016 has been for us at SOHO.  We’ve experienced many changes, (resulting in growth) but the one thing that has remained constant is our love of wine!

In December, we bring back the most popular wines of the year to make their final showing, and we begin to look forward to what 2017 will bring us!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 7th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 13th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Beaux Freres “Les Cousins” Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“A bit darker, Medium ruby to red. The nose is of fresh red Oregon fruits & berries, a cherry aromatic is supported by more cola spice and a touch of subtle oak. This is a finesse styled Beaux Freres. Medium bodied with light-sweet tannins, very good purity and depth.  The texture here is beguiling as well.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Cloisonne Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.  The wine is described as,

“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. Gripping tannins that add structure and weight to this special wine. Aged for 27 months using 100% French oak to create a masterpiece.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône.  The winemaker says,

“Intense, yet elegant with red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and black currant harmoniously balanced by black pepper, eucalyptus, and leather notes. A full-bodied wine with a delicate earthy component on the back palate and attractive tannins.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Beaux Freres “Les Cousins” Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Chicken Liver Pate on Toast, Strawberry Relish, Hazelnuts

2013 Cloisonne Cabernet Sauvignon
80% Cabernet, 20% Petite Verdot
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Feta ,Tzatziki Sauce

2014 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache,10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Paired with: Braised Short Rib Tagliatelle

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!

Where, Oh Where Will We Go First? New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa?

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The countries of New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa offer incredible options for those who enjoy complex and diverse wines from different regions.  Throughout the rest of the month of November at SOHO, we are featuring many of these wines from the Southern Hemisphere!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 23rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 29th .

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Loveblock Pinot Noir from Central Otago, NZ, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Colour: Crimson with purple edges.  Aroma: Intense dark fruit, Black Doris plum and blueberry, forest floor and cloves and spices.  Palate: Up front tannins with Shitake mushroom and dark fruit. Finishes with dark fruit sweetness.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Campbells Rutherglen Durif from Rutherglen, Victoria AU.  The wine is described as,

“Opaque ruby red. Full black cherries on the nose with a lifted floral edge.  The integrated oak ads depth, spice and a hint of char. Intense dark cherry and black plum fruit fill the mouth and slowly give way to a beautiful texture and aromas of ironstone and coffee grounds. The wine finishes with lingering dark fruit, char and very fine tannin.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 The Chocolate Block from Swartland, South Africa.  The winemaker says,

“The 2015 Chocolate Block is deliciously decadent, with a nose of ripe raspberry, damson, liquorice, nutmeg and orange rind. The palate is rich and full-bodied with flavours of black cherry, blackberry and cocoa. The wine has a long, lingering finish reminiscent of Swiss dark hazelnut chocolate which finishes fresh and framed by powdery tannins.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2012 Loveblock Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Charcuterie Plate with Finocchiona, Bresaola, Spanish Chorizo

2013 Campbells Rutherglen Durif
100% Durif (Petit Sirah)
Paired with: Grilled Steak Skewers, Chimichurri

2015 The Chocolate Block
Syrah (71%), Grenache Noir (15%),Cabernet (8%), Cinsault (5%) and Viognier (1%)
Paired with: Butternut Squash Dumplings, Roasted Squash, Spiced Pecans, Brown Butter 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!

Australian Wines That Do The Country Proud! (And Make Us Want To Visit)

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It’s no secret SOHO loves its wine!  We pride ourselves on offering a variety of exceptional, hard to find wines so that everyone that dines with us can try new things not found in most places.  For the  month of November, we are featuring the amazing and diverse wines of the Southern Hemisphere for your drinking pleasure!  Join us in celebrating wines from Australia this week, with accompanying tapas from our Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 16th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 22nd .

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The nose explodes with dark cherries, cranberries and fresh raspberries backed by subtle nutmeg and cinnamon spices. Underlying truffles and meaty, wet earth and mushroom notes add complexity. The juicy palate displays fresh berries with a slippery, rich and slightly tart finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Robert Oatley Shiraz from McLaren Vale.  The wine is described as,

“Soft, fleshy-textured Shiraz displaying blueberries and spice, supple tannins and stylish French oak influence.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Shinas Estate “The Verdict” Cabernet Sauvignon.  The winemaker says,

“This has a dark plum color with a slight crimson hue. It showcases aromas of ripe blackberries, vanilla and dark chocolate leading into a palate packed with riveting flavors of black cherry, red plums, and ripe strawberries. With a solid-built frame of tannin and crisp acid, the wine manages to find balance with the equitable amount of plush texture.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Sautéed Organic Mushrooms, Goat Cheese Fondue, Truffle Oil, Herbs

2013 Robert Oatley Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Lamb Meatballs, Feta and Tzaziki Sauce, Fresh Dill

2013 Shinas Estate “The Verdict” Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Autumn-Spiced Elk Carpaccio, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Olive Oil

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!

Taste The Pride Of Australia With Wines From Down Under At SOHO!

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SOHO is featuring the amazing and diverse wines of the Southern Hemisphere!  Join us in celebrating  wines from Australia this week, with accompanying tapas from our Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 9th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 15th .

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Howard Park Chardonnay from Margaret River, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Vibrant in appearance and pale lemon in color. An array of subtle and intricate notes of dried pear, honeysuckle, lemon/lime citrus oils, peach, minerals, nuts and caramel greet the nose. On the palate the wine is silky in texture with a lemon curd tart zest and richness. The talc-like minerality, fine acidity and guiding oak add length, definition and structure.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz/Mourvedre from Barossa Valley.  The wine is described as,

“Expansive (for a Bin 2!). Only a fleeting suggestion of background oak.  Tea-leaf/talc tannins… fathered by Shiraz or Mourvèdre?! Savory and charcuterie flavors charmingly mesh with those reminiscent of Jamaican raisined dark chocolate.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Fable Mountain Vineyards Night Sky from McLaren Vale.  The winemaker says,

“It is crimson in color and exhibits aromas of carnation, rose spice and fynbos with hints of jasmine and under tones of herbs. On the palette there is soft cherries, fragrant tannins and red berry fruits with a smooth lasting finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2015 Howard Park Chardonnay
99% Chardonnay, 1% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Jumbo Lump Crab Salad, Dill Mayonnaise, Cucumber, Shallot

2012 Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz/Mourvedre
89% Shiraz 11% Mourvèdre
Paired with: Finocchiona and Chocolate, Ganache on Grilled Toast

2013 Fable Mountain Vineyards Night Sky
50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 15% Mouvedre
Paired with: Lamb Skewer, Cauliflower Cous Cous, Ras el Hanout Oil

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!

Delight In The Wines From The Southern Hemisphere At SOHO!

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November brings cooler weather to Atlanta (finally!) and SOHO is featuring the amazing and diverse wines of the Southern Hemisphere!  Join us in celebrating  wines from Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, with accompanying tapas from our Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 2nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 8th .

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“COLOR: Pale straw.  NOSE: Zesty and vibrant, with a base of rich tropical fruit, kaffir lime, lemon grass and herb aromas.  PALATE: Generous fruit flavors to the fore, with juicy acidity and a fresh, dry finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir from South Island, New Zealand. The wine is described as,

“The palate is rich, with red berry flavors providing some nice fruit sweetness. Soft tannins ensure that the wine is approachable in its youth, however, it does have structure to enable the wine to develop over the years.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 D’Arenberg “Footbolt” Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia. The winemaker says,

“Laden with dark cherries, rhubarb, plums and aniseed, complemented by a lick of fine, subtle oak and lifted with a sprinkling of pepper and spice.  Generosity of fruit weight, combined with balanced, chewy tannins. What makes this wine stand out in the crowd is its ability to communicate a sense of place through its ethereal, complex and provocative earthy notes.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2015 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Steamed Mussels in Tomato, White Wine, and Herb Broth

2013 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared Tuna, Parsnip Puree, Parsnip Chips, Scallion Salsa Verde

2012 D’Arenberg “Footbolt” Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Carrot Puree, Carrot Escabeche

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 Allure Of Pacific Northwest Wines Are Featured at SOHO!

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As we finish out the month of October, SOHO continues to feature the amazing New World wines from the Pacific Northwest!  Join us in celebrating these unique wines with our delicious paired tapas from Chef Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 26th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 1st .

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Beaux Freres “Les Cousins” from Willamette Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“A bit darker, Medium ruby to red.  The nose is of fresh red Oregon fruits & berries, a cherry aromatic is supported by more cola spice and a touch of subtle oak. This is a finesse styled Beaux Freres. Medium bodied with light-sweet tannins, very good purity and depth. The texture here is beguiling as well.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Amavi Cellars Syrah from Walla Walla Valley.  The wine is described as,

“Smells like: blueberry, blackberry, dusty leather, cracked black pepper.  Tastes like: raspberry, black currant, olive tapenade.  Mouth feel: elegant acidity, complex tannin, lengthy finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Andrew Will Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Valley. The winemaker says,

“This 2014 wine is medium to full bodied. It has a remarkable depth of flavors. It is fresh on the palate and has an alluring nose of violets and pencil shavings. Champoux Vineyards is the source for this wine. This is sensational fruit.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Beaux Freres “Les Cousins”
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Crispy Braised Pork Belly, Glazed Turnips, Turnip Green Pesto

2013 Amavi Cellars Syrah
98% Syrah, 2% Grenache
Paired with: Grilled Quail, Logan Turnpike Grits, Pomegranate Reduction

2014 Andrew Will Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Tagliatelle Pasta, Shaved Bresaola, Brussels Sprouts, Parmesan

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!

Sipping Through The Unique New World Wines Of The Pacific Northwest

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As we continue into October, SOHO showcases the amazing New World wines from the Pacific Northwest!  Join us in celebrating these unique wines with our delicious paired tapas from Chef Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 19th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday October 25th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Argyle Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Argyle Pinot Noir is an honest representation of the Willamette Valley. The nose leans towards dark cherry, red raspberry and earthy minerality, while the middle palate is lush and graceful.  On the back end, the wine builds density and focus as the silky, yet subtly firm tannins build into the long, energetic finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 L’ Ecole #41 Merlot from Columbia Valley.  The wine is described as,

“Layered with enticing aromas of black cherry, violet and rose petal.  This full bodied Merlot shows a bright core of red fruit, blackberry, and baking spice on a seamless finish of fine grained tannin.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Browne Tribute Red Blend from Columbia Valley. The winemaker says,

“This silky red blend offers big fruit flavors and well-integrated, velvety tannins. Aromatics of pipe tobacco, leather and dark fruit layer with ripe boysenberry flavors and a hint of black pepper. The finish lingers with blackberry jam and toasty, graphite back notes.

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Argyle Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Chicken Liver Pate, Luxardo Cherries, Toast Points

2013 L’ Ecole #41 Merlot
76% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Steak Tartar, Whole Grain Mustard, Cornichons, Bitter Greens

2013 Browne Tribute Red Blend
32% Cab, 11% Malbec, 38% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc, 11% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah
Paired with: Charcuterie Plate: Bresaola, Finocchiona, Pork Rillette

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).

Come celebrate with us!

Reveling In The Lively Wines Of The Pacific Northwest At SOHO!

Throughout October at SOHO, we will feature the lively wines of the Pacific Northwest! Join us in celebrating these unique New World treasures with our delicious paired tapas from Chef Jeff Sigler.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 12th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday October 18th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Dobbs Family “Jovino” Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Opens with aromas of cheerful, bright red fruit, hibiscus petal and hints of baking spice and nutmeg. This Pinot Noir has lively acidity and exhibits flavors of pomegranate, red currant, strawberry and vanilla. A warm growing season with high quality fruit provides a soft entry, silky mouth feel, and boasts a flavorful combination of red fruit, cola and oak.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Northstar Merlot from Columbia Valley.  The wine is described as,

“The 2012 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry and chocolate that lead into flavors of cedar and vanilla with a lingering toasted oak finish. This highly structured wine was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully. Enjoy!”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Revelry Vintners “The Reveler” from Columbia Valley. The winemaker says,

“The Reveler is a rich and layered wine, with so many flavors unfolding throughout the profile. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, the wine shows flavors of black cherry, blueberry, dark chocolate, and cassis.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Dobbs Family “Jovino” Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: House-smoked Salmon Tartar, Shaved Beets, Smoked Black Pepper, Crème Fraiche

2012 Northstar Merlot
82% Merlot, 16% Cabernet, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Hazelnut Agrodolce

2013 Revelry Vintners “The Reveler”
42% Cabernet, 38% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: House-made Merguez Sausage, Black Olive 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!

Experience New World Gems From The Pacific Northwest At SOHO!

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The Pacific Northwest produces some of the best New World wines, and SOHO is eager to feature them in October!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 5th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, October 11th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Van Duzer Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“This wine represents the core of our production. Aromas of Bing cherries, wild strawberries and layers of stewed plums harmonize with white peppercorn, bourbon, vanilla and hints of roasted almonds. Floral notes of lilac and rose petals compliment the subtle fragrance of butterscotch. A savory attack leads into a bright, acid-driven mid palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Three Rivers Winery Red Blend from Piedmont.  The wine is described as,

“.. The dominance of Sangiovese creates structure and complexity, while the Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon provide balance to the wine and add savory notes to this blend. This medium bodied wine is filled with aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and finishes with a touch of cedar.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Mercer Estate Cabernet from Horse Heaven Hills. The winemaker says,

“Aromas of blueberry, dark plum, and blackberry jam are elevated with hints of tobacco, caramel, and sweet vanilla.  The lush fruit continues in the palate with a nice lift of mint. The well integrated oak and sleek tannins lead into a velvety finish with a nice touch of acidity on the end. This wine is a lovely balance of power and grace.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2013 Van Duzer Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Black Rice, Uni Butter

2013 Three Rivers Winery Red Blend
Sangiovese 45%, Malbec 22%, Merlot 15%, Syrah 11%, Cabernet 7%
Paired with: Angel Hair Carbonara: Pancetta, Pearl Onions, Parmesan

2013 Mercer Estate Cabernet
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Merlot
Paired with: Veal and Pork Meatball, Marinara, Mozzarella, Basil

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!

Taste The Complexity of Italy In These Bold Wines At SOHO!

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SOHO is continuing the celebration of our favorite wines from Italy!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 28th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, October 4th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Casanove di Neri Rosso from Montalcino.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Intense ruby red, hints of wild cherry, violets and red fruits.  Ample and easy to drink with excellent persistence.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Productori di Barbaresco from Piedmont.  The wine is described as,

“Medium body vintage with bright red fruit and spicy flavors, balanced tannic finish”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Alasia Barolo from Piedmont. The winemaker says,

“Dark plum, leather and delicate violet aromas, plus notes of wood smoke and brown spice.  A full, firm and ripe red with rich, powerful flavors. All balanced by ripe tannins, complex savory notes and a long finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2014 Casanove di Neri Rosso
Sangiovese and Colorino
Paired with: Vitello Tonnato

2011 Productori di Barbaresco
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Stuffed Cannelloni

2011 Alasia Barolo
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Risotto Milanese, Edible Gold

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!