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In April, SOHO will explore the flavors and wines of Washington and Oregon. The journey begins with flight night on Wednesday, April 7.

 

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This week, SOHO will first pour a 2007 Eyrie Estate Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Pinot Gris is the most widely planted grape in Oregon and second only to Chardonnay as the most popular white wine in the US. The Eyrie Estate Pinot Gris is sourced from four different vineyards and offers rich varietal character and complexity. The taste is dry, but with excellent acidity, and it pairs well with food – so please try it with Chef Joe’s tapas!

 

SOHO will also pour a 2007 Hedges CSM Red from Columbia Valley, Washington, this week. The Hedges Family Estate is located on Red Mountain in Washington, considered to be the premier growing region in the state. The CSM Red offers tastes of black cherry and blackberry fruit. Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Ponzi “Tavola” Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Due to climate conditions, 2007 was not an easy vintage in Oregon. However, according to SOHO wine expert Lars Snavely, the experienced winemakers at Ponzi have crafted an excellent Pinot from the vintage.

 

Chef Joe has prepare three new tapas plates to pair with each wine. The following will be available until April 14:

 

2007 Eyrie Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

100% Pinot Gris

Hot smoked sockeye salmon with a slaw of Asian pear and Washington apple

 

2007 Hedges CSM Red, Columbia Valley, Washington

42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 7% Syrah

Grilled chicken paillard with herb roasted potatoes and shaved gouda

 

2007 Ponzi “Tavola” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

100% Pinot Noir

Tillamook cheddar “mac-n-cheese” with crisped pancetta

 

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses and a cheese plate) for $18. Or, pair a wine and tapas for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!