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This week, SOHO will finish its tour of Washington and Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, April 28.

 

Red Mountain_Washington_Kiona vineyardRed Mountain, Washington 

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington. The 2008 growing season in Columbia Valley featured a cool, late spring, and moderate summer. A warm autumn allowed the grapes to mature fully but without an excess of sugar and alcohol. The Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc offers a dry and crisp taste, with flavors of lime and tangerine.

 

Next, SOHO will pour a 2003 Kiona Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain, Washington. Produced from 30 year-old vines on Red Mountain, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon offers flavors of blackberry, cassis, and blueberry.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2006 Eyrie Estate Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills, Oregon. One of the Eyrie Estate founders, David Lett, was known as “Papa Pinot” for his love of the grape and his pioneering work in Oregon. The 2006 Eyrie Estate Pinot Noir is an example of the great Pinots produced by the winery, according to SOHO wine expert Lars Snavely. The wine offers flavors of savory red fruits and spice.

 

Chef Joe has prepared three new tapas plates to pair with each wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, May 5:

 

2008 Barnard Griffin Fume Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Thai coconut vegetable curry with purple sticky rice

 

2003 Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Washington

Grilled lollipop lamb chops with fava beans and a Cabernet reduction

 

2006 Eyrie Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon

100% Pinot Noir

Roasted chicken stuffed with veal sausage and a blackberry jus

 

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!