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Each week during the month of June, SOHO will highlight favorite varietals and showcase wines from around the world. The tour kicks of with Syrah/Shiraz on flight night, Wednesday, June 2.

 

Main_syrah_wine_grapesSyrah grapes 

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2007 Moillard Crozes-Hermitage from Rhone, France. This wine is 100 percent Syrah and is big, dark and spicy. SOHO will also pour a 2007 Eberle Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard, from Paso Robles, California. 2007 was an exceptional vintage for Paso Robles. The result is a well-balanced wine that offers concentrated fruit, intense flavor, and deep, rich color, according to SOHO’s resident wine expert, Lars Snavely.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 The Gatekeeper Shiraz from South Australia. This wine is sourced from various Australian vineyards, including those in McLaren Vale, Barossa, and Riverland.

 

Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each glass of Syrah. The following will be available until Wednesday, June 9.

 

2007 Moillard Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, France

100% Syrah

Grilled quail with roasted potatoes and petit pois

 

2007 Eberle Syrah, Steinbeck Vineyard, Paso Robles, California

100% Syrah

Duck barbeque slider and homemade pickles

 

2008 The Gatekeeper Shiraz, South Australia

100% Shiraz

Slow braised beef and vegetable pie

 

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!