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SOHO continues to explore the wines and flavors of France on flight night Wednesday, May 19.

 

Chablis-les-clos-102 The vineyards of the Joseph Drouhin winery

 

This week, SOHO will pour a 2007 Joseph Drouhin St. Veran from Burgundy. This wine is 100% Chardonnay and offers lots of fruit to the taste, as well as a good acid balance. SOHO will also pour a 2006 Domaine Sorin Cuvee Tradition from Cote de Provence, France. This wine is big and rich, offering flavors of dark fruit and a big finish.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2005 Domaine de la Belle Cuvee Barrique from Cotes de Duras, France. Very similar to a Bordeaux Superior, this is a big wine with great complexity, according to SOHO wine expert Lars Snavely.

 

Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each French wine this week. The following will be available until May 26:

 

2007 Joseph Drouhin St. Veran, Burgundy, France

100% Chardonnay

Sauteed shrimp over a lentil ragout and a lemon caper beurre blanc

 

2006 Domaine Sorin Cuvee Tradition, Cote de Provence, France

40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 5% Mouvedre

Salad Nicoise with seared tuna, chilled vegetables, anchovy and egg

 

2005 Domine de la Bella Cuvee Barrique, Cotes de Duras, France

Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec blend

Lamb and foie gras slider with pommes allumette

 

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses and a tapas 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!