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This week on flight night Wednesday, June 9, SOHO will explore the varietal of Cabernet, and we’ve included a fun twist for our guests.

 

As usual, we will present three wines this week – one wine will be 100% Cabernet, another 75% Cabernet, and, finally, a Meritage with a 50% Cabernet blend. If you choose to try the entire flight (a three ounce glass of each wine), you can ask the SOHO staff not to give away what’s in each glass. After you’ve sampled all three wines, pick your favorite – and then the staff will be happy to pass along the blend information. SOHO’s wine expert Lars Snavely predicts guests may be surprised at what they find – perhaps preferring a Meritage or 75% Cabernet blend to a glass of 100% Cabernet. No matter how you choose to sample the flight this week, the wines will surely please.

 

 

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A few tidbits about each wine we’ll be pouring this week. First, SOHO will pour a 2008 “The Sum” from California. The winery producing “The Sum” is owned by Tuck Beckstoffer. His father, Andy Beckstoffer, helped produce some of the finest California Cabernets on the market. The wine is “the sum” of both Andy and Tuck’s years of experience in wine production, as well as “the sum” of a number of great vineyards that produced grapes for the wine.  Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Resolution from Branham Estate. Only 700 cases of this wine were produced (a wine Lars calls “delicious”) and only 40 made their way to Georgia. Finally, SOHO will pour a 2006 Stonestreet Fifth Ridge. This wine earned 92 points from Wine Enthusiast in December 2009.

 

The following wines and tapas will be available until Wednesday, June 16:

 

2008 The Sum, California

Grilled ahi tuna with guacamole

 

2007 Branham Estate Resolution, California

Grilled flat iron steak with yucca fries and chimi churri

 

2006 Stonestreet Fifth Ridge, California

Chilled grilled vegetables with sopressata and Parmigiano-Reggiano

 

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!