Sip On G.S.M. Blends & Come Warm Up With Us At SOHO!

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It’s not often that we have to close for snow in Atlanta, so it was a surprise when a winter storm rolled through, with roughly 3 inches of snow and ice! Sadly, we had to postpone Flight Night until Thursday, but all is good, because we’ve got some fabulous red varietals to feature this week, perfectly paired with Chef Joe’s tasty tapas. We do love a good blend, so we’re celebrating with these G.S.M.’s that both stand alone, or pair well with food.  Shake off your cold comas and come warm up with us!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday January 17th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 23rd.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Gerard Bertrand Corbières from Southern France, and offers the following tasting notes,

“A deep, concentrated colour. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavours of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and liquorice. Its full, fat body lends it a remarkable elegance.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Yalumba “The Strapper” from Barosssa Valley, AU. The wine is described as,

“This is a highly aromatic GSM, exhibiting aromas of raspberries, menthol, smoky BBQ notes and hints of strawberry leaf. The palate is just as alluring with red berry flavours, cinnamon spice, a juicy mid palate and lovely ferrous like tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Laurent Miquel Père & Fils Syrah-Grenache from the Pyd d’Oc, France.  The winemaker says,

“Typical Southern French blend with dominant spicy Syrah and juicy full Grenache. This wine offers a ripe nose of red fruits, with delicious mocha herbs and spices. The palate is mellow with intense berry flavour and characteristic rosemary, thyme and floral notes. A real taste of the garrigue.”

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

2014 Gerard Bertrand Corbières
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread, Arugula, Piquillo, Pickled Shallot, Shaved Toma

2014 Yalumba “The Strapper”
Grenache, Syrah, Mataro
Paired with: BBQ Duck Sliders, Drunken Goat Cheese Sauce, House Pickles

2014 Laurent Miquel Père & Fils Syrah-Grenache
70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Paired with: Prime Beef Carpaccio, Grated Fiore Sardo, Cherry-Espresso 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!

SOHO’s Got Your Bec….Malbec That Is!

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We continue our love affair with Red Varietals this week, with three bold Malbecs that pair beautifully with our Chef’s specially prepared tapas! Expect for your pallet to experience the regions of Mendoza, Argentina, and Cahora, France, with three vineyards known for their exceptional grapes. We look forward to sharing some wine with you, and we hope you do too!

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

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Pascual Toso Rese Malbec from Maipu, Mendoza, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Fairly round and inviting, this wine is slightly firm around the edges with plenty of fruit and consistent tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Clos La Coutale Cahors from Cahors, France. The wine is described as,

“Today, the blend consists of 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, creating an intense wine that juggles elegant rusticity with everyday drinkability. Coutale has quite a record of age-worthiness as well and is not afraid to pull out older vintages of his wines alongside much more expensive Bordeaux. They stand up pretty well!”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodega Catena Zapata from the Santa Rita Hills.  The winemaker says,

“The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.”

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

2015 Pascual Toso Rese Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Tagliatelle Pasta, Prime Sirloin, Roasted Mushroom and Onion, Malbec Butter

2015 Clos La Coutale Cahors
80% Malbec, 20% Merlot
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Sweet Potato-Andouille Hash, Balsamic-Maple Gastrique

2014 Bodega Catena Zapata
100% Malbec
Paired with: Grilled Pork Loin Skewers, Malbec 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!

SOHO Kicks Off 2018 With 3 Red Varietals That Will Make You Forget It’s Cold Out!

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Happy New Year from all of us at SOHO!  We are so excited to kick off 2018 with you, and we have so many fun things planned for this year! Starting off, it’s freezing (literally) in Atlanta, but what’s the best thing you can do when it’s cold and dreary?  Drink red wine! So for January, we’re featuring red varietals, which is perfectly paired with our Chef’s tapas.  We’re all in this together, so let’s drink some wine, eat some delicious food, and toast to an amazing 2018!

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

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

“Ruby garnet in color with a striking aroma of freshly ground nutmeg, Marion berry, and wood spices. The palate exudes grace with red fruit flavors that finish with a hint of toasted oak. The lively acidity is balanced by finely-textured tannins and a firm, long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Martinelli Bella Vigna Pinot Noir from Russian River. The wine is described as,

“The 2014 Bella Vigna Pinot Noir is sure to become your go-to wine. This approachable wine is bright and fresh, with wonderful aromas of plum, red apple and hibiscus tea. Flavors include juicy cherry pie, currants and hints of cinnamon and vanilla.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 SRH Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills.  The winemaker says,

“Brimming with high-toned, youthful aromatics, the 2013 SRH Pinot Noir leads with crunchy red fruits of pomegranate, wild strawberry, and raspberry. The exuberantly fruited nose is undergirded with orange zest, black tea, tea rose, and faint hints of clove and spice. The bright, vivacious palate carries a taut mineral streak through to a lengthy finish lifting the red fruit notes with a whisper of anise.”

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

2015 Trisaetum Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Pan Roasted Meatball, Mole Rojo, Jasmine Rice

2014 Martinelli Bella Vigna Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Roasted Fingerlings, Pinot Butter

2013 SRH Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Orange Pork Croquettes

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 New Years Eve at with our special à la carte menu at SOHO!

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Come celebrate with us!  Enjoy our regular menu, or our Chef’s special à la carte menu to help you ring in your New Year! 

Please call 770-801-0069 to make reservations, which are highly encouraged, or visit http://www.opentable.com.

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, & prosperous New Year!

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You Loved These Wines So Much, So Here They Are Again…

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It’s just before Christmas, and we’re having the BEST time in the restaurant!  We’re honoring your favorite wines and their tapas pairings until the end of the year, so come enjoy them for the second and final time!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available for two weeks through January 2nd.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Monticello Vineyards Merlot from Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

This wine displays a nice deep garnet tone. The aromas are full and bright, with a lively beam of acidity and an appealing hint of lightly toasted oak, slight spice and vanilla. On the palate the wine is full bodied with a modest attack. The supple flavors are of classic red fruits.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva DOCG from Chianti Classico. The wine is described as,

“A wine with a deep ruby red colour; the impact on the nose is complex, intense and long with typical sweet violet and black berry fragrance. In the mouth, it is a full body, harsh, with well-balanced tannins wine. A broad complex of aromas enriched by just a hint of toasty oak. Overall, a beautifully harmonious wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.  The winemaker says,

“Smooth, yet robust aromas of blackberry, black currant, and blueberries are infused with sage, dried herbs, espresso bean, and dark chocolate.  Secondary aromas of hints of cigar box and vanilla fill the nose. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, this wine offers flavors of dark cherry and cassis with subtle mocha and truffle nuances. A firm but smooth texture of pure blackberry fruit and coffee brings this balanced wine a well-rounded finish backed by a great tannin structure.”

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

2013 Monticello Vineyards Merlot
94% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc
Paired with: Steak Skewers, Guajillo-Raspberry Jam

2007 Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva DOCG
95% Sangiovese 5% Canaiolo
Paired with: Tagliatelle Short Rib Pasta, Onions, Red Wine Butter

2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Fried Mozzarella, Tomato Jam

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)

Happy Holidays to you all!

Enjoy Guest Favorites At SOHO One Last Time Before 2017 Ends !

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Two weeks to the end of the year. Yikes! While time is certainly flying, we are enjoying revisiting the guest favorites of 2017.  It’s fun to look back on the year and reflect how lucky we are to live in such a great city, with cherished family, friends, and guests that we have the pleasure of seeing on a regular basis.  We are looking forward to an even better 2018!

These wines and tapas were the most popular this year, so enjoy their encore.  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 13th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 19th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Piazzo Barbaresco DOCG from Piedmont, Italy, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Color: Deep garnet red with a slight orange hue. Bouquet: An aristocratic nose of red fruit jam, withered violets and geraniums, with hints of cinnamon and green pepper. Taste: A warm, dry, and full-bodied palate packed with structure; a long aromatic finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 K Milbrandt Syrah from Wahluke Slope. The wine is described as,

“Shimmering, this wine is alive with energy. Vibrant aromatics, red and black fruits and heaps of minerality on a long focused finish. Great today, great in ten years, the Great Milbrandt!”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Trig Point Cab Sauv Diamond Dust Vineyard from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice and licorice. Black currant and cherry flavors are accented with sage and dark chocolate. Full-bodied on the palate, this vintage shows subtle espresso bean and mocha notes in a soft, supple finish.”

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

2013 Piazzo Barbaresco DOCG
100% Nebbiolo
Paired with: Black Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chorizo Tomato Sauce, Parm

2015 K Milbrandt Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread, Arugula, Sundried Tomato, Pickled Shallot, Goat Cheese

2015 Trig Point Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Dust Vineyard
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Beef Carpaccio, Espresso-Cherry Reduction, Aged Gouda

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)

Happy Holidays to you all!

Come For The Encore Performance of The Guest Favorites of 2017!

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As the end of this wonderful year approaches, we look back on what YOU loved the most: Flight Nights in December will feature our Guest’s Favorites of 2017! 🙌  Please join us this month for a second chance at those wines & tapas pairings you enjoyed so much earlier in the year!

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

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

“The Reserve program has evolved from an every-so-often produced bottling to the mainstay of our production. It allows us to use barrels from our vineyard designated sites that we think don’t represent what we think that site’s profile truly is.  Sometimes that is based on vine age, clonal material or location within the site. This allows
us to create a blended wine that has a degree of consistency to it each vintage that is of high quality and will retail for $27.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Conreria D’Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei from Priorat, Spain. The wine is described as,

“ ..the wine comes through as very fresh with some spiciness, nothing heavy or
oaky about it. The tannins are silky, and the texture is very elegant. It feels young and elegant like a Pinot Noir from the south. This is an elegant Priorat for those who avoid the dark, concentrated, powerful wines and who appreciate more the elegant side of a
Mediterranean red.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvee Cabernet from Napa Valley.  The winemaker says,

“… aromas of red currants and blackberries deepened by notes of violets, loose tobacco, forest floor and raw cedar. The seamless palate of wild cherries, raspberries and black currants unveils a spicy layer of Bay leaf, cinnamon, anise and mint that give lift to an elegantly balanced finish of subtle, fine-grained tannins enlivened by refreshing acidity.”

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

2015 Patricia Green Reserve Pinot Noir 
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tempura Fried Pork Confit, Pinot Noir BBQ Sauce

2015 Conreria D’Scala Dei Black Slate Escaladei  
Garnatxa Negra, Carinyena
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, Soho Steak Sauce

2011 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvee Cabernet
92% Cabernet, 5% Cab Franc, 3% Petite Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Cab 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)

Happy Holidays to you all!

Sip On Our AUS & NZ Wines At SOHO Before They Go Walkabout!

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Our love affair with Australian and New Zealand wines continues at SOHO! We love this week’s lineup so much, that we’re actually going to feature them for TWO weeks!  So here’s your invitation: The holidays are here, so take some time out of the craziness to come see us and enjoy some down time with our wines and tapa pairings.  Enjoy the season, and don’t let it run you too much.  We’ll be here waiting for you!

This week’s Flight Night spans two weeks, and begins on Wednesday November 22nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 5th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine” from Central Otago, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“COLOUR: Intensely dark ruby red. AROMA: Intensely lifted notes of blackberries and plums. Dried thyme and sweet, spicy oak aromas give this wine an intriguing nose and balances the fruit aromas nicely.  PALATE: Rich and full flavors of plums, dark forest berries and spice. Ripe and luscious, the fruit flavors are well framed by silky tannins, giving the wine structure and great length..”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz from Coonawarra, AU. The wine is described as,

“COLOUR A shimmering bright crimson. NOSE All spice – primarily nutmeg/cinnamon and basil. A propulsion of red fruits, sour cherry and liqueur cherry high notes. PALATE Great length, with graphite/pencil shavings oak enhancing finish. Obedient dusty/chalky tannins comply on the periphery.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from Clare Valley, Coonawarra, AU.  The winemaker says,

“This wine is deep garnet in colour with high clarity. The nose is very aromatic, displaying primary characters of cassis and dark berries with subtle hints of dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and generous, showing fine tannins, highlighted by flavours of blackcurrant, mint and morello cherries.”

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine”
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Tzatziki, Mushroom Tapenade

2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Braseola Goat Cheese Flatbread, Arugula, Sun-Dried Tomato, Onion, Pomegranate Red Wine Reduction

2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet
Paired with: Prime Sirloin 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!

Enjoy Three Outstanding Reds From The Southern Hemisphere At SOHO!

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This is such a great time to be in Atlanta!  The holidays are coming, and the weather is pleasant enough that you can sit outside and enjoy a few glasses of wine in the sun while the leaves change into their brilliant fall colors.

When we decided to feature our wine pairings from New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa, it’s because our favorite selections are so drinkable on their own, AND with food. So it’s really a win/win for everyone who comes through our doors.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 15th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 21st.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir from Marlborough, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“Deep red appearance with aromas of red cherries, raspberries and violets. Rich flavor with subtle hints of smoky oak and bright berry flavors on the palate.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz from Barossa Valley, AU. The wine is described as,

“This is a classic Barossa Shiraz showing warm aromatics of dark cherry, dried herbs, licorice and dark chocolate. The wine is marked by clear dark fruits that carry a lovely richness and intensity. The palate is svelte, showcasing depth accompanied by precision and focus, not cloying but concise and balanced.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2016 The Chocolate Block from the Swartland, S.A.  The winemaker says,

“The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin,

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2013 Allan Scott Pinot Noir
10% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Smoked Ricotta Flatbread, Arugula, Shallots, Luxardo Cherries

2013 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Pork Confit Croquettes, Fall Spice Carrot Puree, Currant Gastrique

2016 The Chocolate Block
Syrah 79%, Grenache 11%, Cabernet 6%, Cinsault 3%, Viognier 1%
Paired with: Pulled Chicken Mole, Spanish Rice, Black Bean Puree

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!

We Reckon You’ll Be Drinking Wine Like An Aussie At SOHO!

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Australia and New Zealand are fascinating regions for wine.  Altitudes vary from vineyards planted at sea level to those planted at 1000m, climates vary from cool coastal-influenced regions to the hotter interior regions and with some of the oldest landmass in the world, with soil types that are extremely complex. These variations produce the different characteristics of each region – and with it the different styles.

We couldn’t possibly share all of our favorites with you in just one month, but we do have 12 shining stars that we are happy to feature for the month of November! Come explore these amazing regions with us; you’ll be glad you did.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 8th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 14th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 D’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab” from McLaren Vale, AU, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The Viognier certainly takes centre stage on the nose in the guise of stone fruits, candied ginger and florals. In the background for those keen on honing their senses, Marsanne adds slightly more exotic notes of green mango, hay and almond. The palate has a lovely medium bodied weight to it, without any of that oiliness that over ripe Viognier can deliver.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Small Gully Winery Small Gully Winery “Little Book” Shiraz from South Australia, AU. The wine is described as,

“Brilliant ruby. Ripe boysenberry, cherry and peppery spices on the highly perfumed nose and in the mouth. Silky and open-knit, with sweet vanilla and cola notes building in the glass; this rich wine is surprisingly lively for its flavor impact. Smooth tannins come in late to add shape and grip.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels from the Hawkes Bay, N.Z.  The winemaker says,

“This is a full bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend. Densely colored, it has a bouquet of blackberry and cherry with a subtle oak seasoning, while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its well ripened tannins the wine can be enjoyed young, although it also shows the potential to age gracefully and gain further complexity.”

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

2016 D’Arenberg “The Hermit Crab”
Viognier (72%) Marsanne (28%)
Paired with: Crab & Endiva Salad, Orange, Whipped Cream Cheese

2014 Small Gully Winery Small Gully Winery “Little Book” Shiraz  
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Seared Prime Sirloin, Mac n’ Cheese, Cherry Cola Reduction

2015 Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels
Merlot 44%, Cabernet 30%, Malbec 22%, Cabernet Franc 4%
Paired with: Braised Lamb Shank, Mushroom Risotto, Lamb Jus

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!