SOHO Digs Into Richer Reds That Will Please Eager Palates

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In the middle of January, everything seems to get a bit richer.  While it’s still weirdly in the 70’s in Atlanta, we all seem to be enjoying the season’s more savory food, and heavier wines to go with it.  In answer to this, we’ve chosen some lovely reds that will satisfy Winter’s call.  Enjoy!

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

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet, from Columbia Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Dominant Graham cracker aroma with fruity under notes leading to more graham cracker flavor on the palate with only a moderate amount of fruit. Finish is substantially dry with dark chocolate and green fruit notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Franklin Tate Cabernet/Merlot from Margaret River.  The wine is described as,

“Regional notes of bay leaf, eucalypt and dry, tannins are supported by a lush and vibrant blue and black fruit backbone that continues on the palate for what seems like a lifetime. Absolutely delicious.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Folie à Deux Cabernet from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“Aromas of black currant, cherry, dark plum and violets are balanced by notes of sage, fennel, olives, black tea and tobacco—all layered over soft, fine-grained tannins.”

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

2014 Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet
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Paired with: Tuna Nicoise Tartar: Black Olive Purée, Tomato, Haricot Verts

2014 Franklin Tate Cabernet/Merlot
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Paired with: Beet, Strawberry, and Goat Cheese Tart

2013 Folie à Deux Cabernet
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Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Marrow Bone, Bread Crumbs, Herb Salad

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!

Stamp Your Wine Passport To France & Argentina With Stunning Malbecs at SOHO!

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Who doesn’t love red varietal wines?  For an extra special treat this week, SOHO is featuring delicious Malbecs from Southern France and Argentina!  These wines are stars in their own right, and our guests are sure to enjoy them all week.

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

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Château de Cénac Albatros Malbec, from Southwest France, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Her dress: brilliant dark ruby with purple hues.  On the nose: intense fresh fruit with floral notes, currants, and a hint of vanilla and chocolate.  Palate: very soft tannins with good length, a big sweetness, a nice balance and a very tasty final on strawberries.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodegas Salentein Malbec from Uco Valley, Mendoza.  The wine is described as,

“It is notable for its intensity and complexity of its aromas of black berries with notes typical oral Malbec grown in height, breadth and concentration on the palate, with silky tannins, natural acidity and the long-nal that make it a unique wine as the terroir that originated.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Pascal Toso Malbec Reserve from Maipú, Mendoza.  The winemaker says,

“This complex yet well balanced wine presents an elegant style with hints of ripe plums and raspberry fruit. Gentle tannins and slightly toasted, spice and chocolate on the palate and a long, lingering focused finish.”

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

2011 Château de Cénac Albatros Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Duck Confit, Roasted Shallot, Duck Jus, Tagliatelle Pasta

2014 Bodegas Salentein Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Lamb Albondigas, Roasted Pepper Sauce

2014 Pascal Toso Malbec Reserve
100% Malbec
Paired with: “60 Second” Sirloin Steak, Salt-Roasted Potatoes, Chimichurri 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!

SOHO Kicks Off 2017 With A Bang..And Pinot Noir!

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Happy new year!  Cheers to new beginnings and a prosperous and healthy 2017!  For the very first Flight Night of this new year, we celebrate delicious red varietals, specifically Pinot Noirs!   This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday January 4th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 10th.

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

“This wine has incredible pure, fruit driven and penetrating aromatics. The fruit is sweet in nature but savory in character and underlayed by a pure beam of acidity that keeps the wine in balance.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley.  The wine is described as,

“Deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg and a hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. Perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, this wine delivers velvety tannins and a hint of toffee that carries through its long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Luli Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands.  The winemaker says,

“The 2014 Luli Pinot Noir is bright and pure, with predominately red fruits and spice. Pomegranate, bing cherry, raspberry and earl grey tea evolve from the wine.  The palate is broad and structured with climate regions as the Santa Lucia Highlands.”

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

2015 Patricia Green Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Miso and Sake Marinated Scottish Salmon, Grilled Scallion, Pickled Ginger, Dashi

2014 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled Organic King Trumpet Mushroom, Local Grits, Poached Egg, Mushroom Broth

2014 Luli Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tagliatelle Pasta with Short Rib, Cipollini Onions, Red Wine 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).

Come celebrate an amazing 2017 with us!

Last Call! SOHO Wraps Up The Best Wines Of 2016!

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This time of year, (between Christmas and New Years) many people are often at a loss of what to do, how to feel, etc.  The finality of the year is experienced by everyone, whether you’re sad 2016 is over, or ready to usher in 2017, it’s still an awkward week for many!

Some advice?  Enjoy the calm after the storm.  Call friends and family members you’ve been meaning to catch up with.  Eat and drink before the New Years resolutions come flooding in, for January 1st is often a day of reckoning!

This week, we salute the final week of December 2016.  We complete our tour of SOHO’s best performing wines of 2016, and this week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 28th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 4th.

Ring In 2017 With A Fabulous Dinner At SOHO!

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So 2016 is *poof,* gone, just like that.  Whether you’re sad to see it go, or ready for 2017 to hurry up and get here, it calls for celebrating in style!

Make your reservations now for a very fun evening at SOHO!  Grab your loved ones, and enjoy delicious food, drinks, and perfect service for a night that no one will forget.  Our Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a la carte specials for this important evening:

Oyster Bisque, Fried Oyster Garnish, Dill Oil

Alaskan King Crab, Champagne and Caviar Buerre Blanc

16 oz Bone-In Veal Chop, Parmesan Risotto, Porcini Mushroom Broth

Chocolate & Espresso Pot de Creme

 

 

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Call 770-801-0069, or go to Open Table to make your reservations.

We can’t wait to celebrate New Years Eve with you!

Guest Favorite Wines Of 2016 Make A Comeback At SOHO!

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It’s finally cold in Atlanta, (just in time for Christmas) and many of us are drinking delicious reds, eating richer dishes, and generally enjoying the beauty of the season.  This is an amazing time at SOHO, as we get to reflect on our wonderful year, and begin to make new plans for wine and cuisine in 2017.

As we roll through December, we bring back the most popular wines of the year to make their final showing!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 21st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 27th.

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 L’ Arco Rosso del Veronese, from Rosso del Veronese IGT, and offers the following tasting notes,

“This medium bodied red is laced with dark cherries, tobacco and a hint of lavender supported by gripping tannins and a lengthy finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial Reserva from Rioja, Spain.  The wine is described as,

“Color: Deep ruby red. Aroma: Complex combination of ripe fruit and well integrated oak. Taste: Rich and smooth with great length and finesse.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“The Diamond Dust Vineyard, located just north of Healdsburg, produces marvelously rich and supple Merlot. The micro climate is of critical importance. Summer mornings are usually foggy and very cool but warm sunshine follows and mid-90’s temperatures are common in the afternoons. Most evenings the fog rolls in again and the vineyards cool down to the mid-40s.”

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

2010 L’ Arco Rosso del Veronese
50% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 15% Sangiovese, 5% Molinara
Paired with: Manchego Stuffed Medjool Dates, Grapes, Honey & Herbs

2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial Reserva
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Bresaola Carpaccio, Shaved Parmesan, Capers, Shallots, Creamy Dijon

2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot
100% Merlot
Paired with: Spanish Chorizo & Chocolate on Toast

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).

Have a very happy holiday from our family to yours!

Back By Popular Demand! The Best Performing Wines of 2016 At SOHO!

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One of our favorite quotes is actually a line out of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith: in which Brad Pitt states, “Sometimes in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.” This true for our December reflections, and of SOHO’s Flight Nights this month!

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 14th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 20th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec, from Columbia Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The wine offers aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler and boysenberry preserves. Elegant tannins and a lingering finish of chocolate and sweet oak make this a very approachable wine.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia from Bolgheri.  The wine is described as,

“The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate: silky, refined and without any sharp edges, albeit with a lower density than in hotter vintages. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a balanced, harmonious and very drinkable wine thanks in particular to the beautiful Merlots of 2014.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.  The winemaker says,

“Classic Cabernet flavors with moderate plus blackcurrant, cherry fruit and baking spice flavors on the entry. Sweet tobacco and savory herbal notes arrive on the mid-palate, along with beautifully balanced tannins that provide a structure that supports the wine through its perfectly balanced, clean finish.”

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

2013 Waterbrook Reserve Malbac
100% Malbac
Paired with: Grilled Flatbread, Cana de Cabra, Strawberry, Basil, Balsamic

2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia
70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Carrot Escabeche, Carrot Puree

2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Cilantro, Peanuts

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 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!