Sonoma’s Bold Personality Shines In The Wine At SOHO!

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As we finish out August in Atlanta, SOHO celebrates the intriguing wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights! This week begins on Wednesday August 24th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 30th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 MacRostie Chardonnay from Sonoma County. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“The wine is pale straw gold in color.  Lemon peel, green melon rind and  young pineapple aromas introduce this wine to the nose. The palate follows, soft and smooth, with just a touch of lemon pith structure. There is pronounced weight in the mid palate with a unique mineral personality that will leave you thinking of a fresh lemon infused olive oil.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Coast. The wine is described as,

“Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is intense with aromas of dark cherry and red plum. Notes of violet and blueberry jam come through on the mid palate along with nuanced spice and licorice. The concentrated mouth feel and soft tannins are a testament to this great vintage, coating the palate with a lingering red fruit finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley . The winemaker says,

“This deeply colored Cabernet is bursting with aromas of spicy dark plum and crushed blackberries with a hint of blueberry. The complex layers of spice and chocolate on the palate are framed in rich, velvety tannins with a long lingering finish.”

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

2014 MacRostie Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Fried Oysters, Citrus Butter, Dill

2012 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon
87% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbac
Smoked Duck Breast, Cocoa Nibs, Fruit Compote

2013 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
90% Cabernet, 10% Malbac
Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese, Polenta

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!

Revel In The Intrigue Of Sonoma Wines At SOHO!

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As August brings cooler temperatures, SOHO celebrates the intriguing wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights! This week begins on Wednesday August 17th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 23rd!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Au Contraire Pinot Gris from Sonoma County. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“ Color: Medium lemon. Aroma: Layers of floral notes are accented by intense and fresh citrus fruit and a hint of spice. Taste: Crisp acidity and a clean, refreshing mouthfeel.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sean Minor Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. The wine is described as,

“Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is medium-bodied with rich aromas of plum, cherry, green tea and a slight clove spice. On entry, the wine has a lean entry with rich and sweet cherry and plum flavors framed by vanilla and oak notes throughout the mid-palate. The spicy finish lingers on the palate.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County . The winemaker says,

“Fortress delivers aromas of dark fruit, mocha and baking spices on the nose. The palate exhibits well integrated tannins that complement the subtle earthy flavors of pomegranate, blackberry and sweet pipe tobacco. With a rich, opulent mouth feel, Fortress is an approachable wine with a silky, lush finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2014 Au Contraire Pinot Gris                                                                                                              100% Pinot Gris                                                                                                                                       Paired with Smoked Scallop, Diced Georgia Peach, Old Bay

2013 Sean Minor Pinot Noir                                                                                                                  100% Pinot Noir                                                                                                                                      Paired with Housemade Duck Cotechino, Poached Duck Egg, Smooth Chimichurri

2012 Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon                                                                                                     82% Cabernet, 7% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Cab Franc                                         Paired with Pork Cheek Sugo, Piquillo Peppers, Pappadelle Pasta

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!

Celebrate the Glorious Vino of Sonoma Wine Country at SOHO!

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As we continue into August, SOHO is celebrating the delicious wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday August 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 16th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Benziger Chardonnay from Sonoma .  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Our Sonoma County Chardonnay is a vibrant, engaging wine that bursts with mouth-watering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of apple, pear, citrus and ripe apricot engage the palate, while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue unfold. The final presentation is a luscious finish, leaving the palate refreshed and wanting more.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bench Knights Valley Merlot from Knights Valley.   The wine is described as,

“Brilliant ruby red hue, the nose is expressive with cherry cream, blackberry reduction and cedar. The palate is creamy and lush, flavors of pie crust, dark forest fruits and tangy marion berries meld together on a lasting, elegant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Roth Estates Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley .  The winemaker says,

“… complex aromas of black fruits intertwined with vanilla bean, tobacco leaf and black olive. The entry is soft with supple tannins and a full body. It displays a medley of flavors with black currant, blackberry, plum, black olive and herbs in the forefront, but has subtle notes of spices and cedar that offer a wonderfully balanced and lingering finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2013 Benziger Chardonnay                                                                                                              100% Chardonnay
Paired with: House Smoked Salmon, Cucumber Salad

2013 Bench Knights Valley Merlot
100% Merlot
Paired with: Grilled Pork Loin, Roasted Carrots, Zahtar Yogurt

2013 Roth Estates Cabernet Sauvignon                                                                                             7% Cabernet, 10% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot                                            Paired with: Red Wine Poached Chorizo, Shaved Onion, Parlsey

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 Flight Nights Get Back On Home Soil With Wines From Sonoma!

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For the month of August, SOHO is bringing it back to the USA!  We will  be celebrating the glorious wines of Sonoma for our Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday August 3rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 9th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma .  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“The 2013 melds Old World style Sauvignon Blanc with the New World.  It’s round and plump, yet finishes with cleansing acidity. Notes of herbs and some signature grassiness are apparent on entry, flowing into flavors of tropical fruits, lime and gooseberries.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Chalk Hill Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast.   The wine is described as,

“Dense aromas of raspberry, cherry cola, forest floor and juniper berry entice the senses as this 2014 Pinot Noir opens in the glass. On the palate, the wine showcases similar red fruit flavors of raspberry and maraschino cherry, but with the additional notes of dill, smoke and crème brûlée.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chateau St Jean Cabernet from Sonoma.  The winemaker says,

“… vivid aromas of blackberry and boysenberry fruit along with brown spice notes clove and nutmeg. The nose leads to a generous, well-structured wine with a ripe fruit core and warm vanilla crème. The rich and flavorful palate has smooth tannins and a lingering finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine!

2013 Quivira Sauvignon Blanc                                                                                                        100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Watermelon Salad, Feta Cheese, Cilantro, Lime, Black Pepper Vinaigrette

2014 Chalk Hill Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Red Wine Braised Pork and Napa Cabbage Wrap, Green Apple & Scallion Soubise

2012 Chateau St Jean Cabernet                                                                                                       100% Cabernet                                                                                                                                         Paired with: Fried Quail, Pancakes, Blueberry Sauce, Ras el Hanout

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!

Au Revoir, France! The Sun Sets On Our Tour Of French Wines at SOHO!

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As the month of July finishes, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday, July 27th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, August 2nd!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Maison Louis LaTour “Le Grande Roche”, Burgundy.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Of a bright, light golden color, our Montagny 1er Cru “La Grande Roche” 2014 has a complex nose with peach aromas and hints of muscat. Ample and floral in the mouth, it reveals iodine and peppery notes. A lot of freshness on the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Romain Duvernay Gigondas, from Rhone.   The wine is described as,

“Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, it knocks it out of the park on the nose, with loads of exotic spices, pepper, eucalyptus and sweet berry fruit-like notions all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, fresh and classically-styled on the palate, with good overall focus and high drinkability, it is upfront and ready to go.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Château Peyfaures Bordeaux Supérieur from Bordeaux .  The winemaker says,

“A sleeper of the vintage by producer Nicole Godeau, this blend of 85% Merlot and the rest the 2 cabernets displays elegance, purity, surprising density for a generic wine and plenty of black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with some loamy soil notes and underbrush.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Maison Louis LaTour “Le Grande Roche”, Burgundy
Chardonnay
Paired with: Pickled Shrimp, Old Bay Spice, Diced Tomatoes and Scallion

2011 Romain Duvernay Gigondas
85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Paired with: Ratatouille Flatbread, Black Olive Purée, Basil

2010 Château Peyfaures Bordeaux Supérieur                                                                                      85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet, 7% Cabernet Franc                                                                              Paired with: Bresaola, Mustard Sauce, Pickled Shallot, Arugula 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).

Explore The Mystique of French Wine Country at SOHO!

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Continuing into the month of July, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  This week begins on Wednesday, July 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, July 26th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Ch. L’Hospitalet Grand Vin White from Languedoc, la Clape.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“A pale yellowish gold color. Powerful, fresh bouquet. Aromas of citrus fruit, white fruits (pear and quince), garrigue and aniseed, and notes of grilled hazelnuts. Very fine and mineral on the palate, with hints of white pepper and flint. Very fresh in the finish with notes of acacia honey.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Puydeval from Pays d’Oc .  The wine is described as,

“Big, rich, concentrated and intense. A ripe, polished and well-balanced wine, offering spicy aromas of black cherry and blackberry, with hints of anise, and just a touch of earthy character.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Chateau Loudenne.  The winemaker says,

“A beautiful deep color. An intensive and complex nose of red fruits with toasted and vanilla notes. The attack is straight and round, the mouth is structured and ample with a long-lasting finish. A beautiful wine with a good ageing potential.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2011 Ch. L’Hospitalet Grand Vin White 
Vermentino, Roussanne, Viognier Bourboulenc
Paired with: Seared Scallop, Orange Segments, Artisan Greens, Fennel Pollen Dust

2013 Puydeval from Pays d’Oc
58% Cabernet Franc, 28% Syrah,
Paired with: Pork Rillettes, Pickled Peaches, Toast Points

2009 Chateau Loudenne
Médoc
Paired with: Lamb Tenderloin, Provençal Vegetables, Black Olive Purée

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).

Vive La France! Flight Nights at SOHO Feature The Wines Of France

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For the month of July, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  The week begins on Wednesday, July 13th, and the wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 19th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Dme. De La Rossignole Sancerre from Loire Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Francois and Jean-Marie Cherrier with father Pierre produce steely and citrus-driven Sancerre from fine parcels of Sauvignon Blanc planted in Sancerre’s silex (flint) and chalky soils.  Yields are kept low and harvest is done strictly by hand before fermenting in 100% stainless steel. Vibrantly aromatic and mineral-driven, this is quintessential Sancerre.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Château de la Chaize Brouilly from Beaujolais, Bergundy.  The wine is described,

“Light ruby with purple tones, with aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. The palate has silky red fruits balanced by lively acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape .  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 tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Dme. De La Rossignole Sancerre
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: East Coast Oysters, Cucumber Mignonette

2012 Château de la Chaize Brouilly 
100% Beaujolais, Burgundy
Paired with: Fried Goat Cheese, Fennel Pollen, Fresh Berries

2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache,10% Syrah 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Paired with: Beef Carpaccio, Egg Yolk, Roasted Peppers and Tomato

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).

French Flight Nights at SOHO? Mais, Oui!

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For the month of July, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  The week begins on Wednesday, July 6th, and the wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 12th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Joseph Cattin Riesling from Alsace.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Appearance: bright and pale yellow with green reflects.  Nose: mineral with citrus flowers.  Palate: fresh, dry and mineral, with grapefruit flavors.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Domaine de la Noblaie “Chiens- Chiens” from the Loire Valley.  The wine is described,

“The Chinon rouge from the property is a case study in the balance between power and elegance, spice and softness, and fat and acidity. Jerome’s rouge is produced from a single block called “Les Chiens-Chiens:” 40-80 year old Cabernet Franc vines. This Chinon is lovely and perfumed, with tremendous length in the mouth.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Chateau Cap L’Ousteau from Haut Medoc.  The winemaker says,

“This Château Cap l’ Ousteau 2012 has a very intense and brilliant red garnet color. The nose, complex, persistant 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 redfruit jam notes. The finish is long.”

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

2015 Joseph Cattin Riesling
100% Riesling
Paired with: House-cured Salmon, Fennel Salad

2014 Domaine de la Noblaie “Chiens- Chiens”
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Confit Rabbit Leg, Braised Lettuce

2011 Chateau Cap L’Ousteau                                                                                                                 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet, 5% Petit Verdot.                                                                                Paired with: Georgia Quail Rosette, Cherry Gastrique

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).

We can’t wait to see you!

The Finale: Wrapping Up SOHO’s South American Wine Tour

As the balmy month of June draws to a close, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will complete our feature on the wines and flavors of South America!   The final week begins on Wednesday, June 29th, and the wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 5th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Terraza Reserva Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Color: Intense purplish color with red shades. Aroma: Very expressive, revealing a floral and red fruit profile of violet, raspberry and cherry, with marked aromas of toasted coffee and chocolate. Taste: Characterized by a broad and sweet mouthfeel, delicate tannins add finesse to this great Malbec.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina.  The wine is described,

“The nose has intense aromas and concentrated notes of cassis, ripe currants, and sweet spices including black pepper and cloves. Fresh impact and excellent structure on the palate, reminiscent of ripe red fruits with hints of eucalyptus and tagged black pepper. This wine has an excellent balance and elegance with a well structured, persistent finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Piattelli Grande Reserve “Trinita” from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says,

“A complex, elegant wine with a deep ruby hue, Trinita tantalizes the senses with an aromatic bouquet of coffee and spice, unfolds across the palate with sweetness and a hint of chocolate, and lingers with a moderate tannin pull and a finish reminiscent of plums and oak.”

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

2013 Terraza Reserva Malbec 
100% Malbec
Paired with: Tuna Carpaccio, Black Olive Sauce, Potato & Green Bean Salad

2011 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
92% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec
Paired with: Smoked Chicken Croquettes, Blackberry Sauce, & Cilantro

2011 Piattelli Grande Reserve “Trinita”                                                                                               75% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 5% Cab                                                                                                       Paired with: House-made Duck Prosciutto on Toast Ricotta Salata, & Melon

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).

Podemos esperar para vê-lo!  We can’t wait to see you!

South America Seems So Close With Soho’s Flight Night!

 

As we continue into the month of June, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant is featuring the wines and flavors of South America!   The tour continues on Wednesday, June 22nd, and the wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 28th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2012 De Martino Legado Carménère  from Maipo, Chile. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Complex aromas of cassis, blackberry, spices, and a touch of leather. The palate is beautifully balanced, with a full mouth feel, smooth tannins, and ripe fruits. The finish is steady and long.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Zorzal Terroir Único Malbec from Gualtallary, Tupungato, Argentina. The wine is described,

“Color: deep red with violety tones.  Aroma: super mineral, violets, chalk.  Very complex and fresh.  Flavor: it enters the mouth with great volume and with a very particular texture resulting from the chalky soils.  Its tannins are sharp, making it very direct, with nerve and a very long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Los Vascos Grande Réserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua, Chile. The winemaker says,

“Deep garnet with scarlet shades.  Expressive nose with fruity aromas of ripe cherry, pomegranate and prunes, followed by notes of licorice, caramel, brownie, and walnut skin with a background of black olive, clove, and cedar.  Excellent volume, mouth-filling structure and forward, persistent tannins.  A remarkable wine of outstanding character.”

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

2012 De Martino Legado
100% Carménère
Paired with: chicken liver pate on toast, blackberries, plums, onions, tarragon

2011 Zorzal Terroir Único
100% Malbec
Paired with: mojo & tomato braised pork shoulder, tagliatelle, cilantro sauce

2013 Los Vascos Grande Réserve                                                                                                                 85% Cabernet, 5% Carmenere, 5% Syrah, 5% Malbec                                                                 Paired with: grass fed beef sliders, chimichurri sauce, Argentinian Parmesan fondue

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).

Podemos esperar para vê-lo!  We can’t wait to see you!

 

 

 

 

 

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