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For the final week of June, SOHO will feature the varietal Pinot Grigio/Gris on flight night Wednesday, June 30.

 

Domaine Schlumberger vineyard Domaine Shlumberger vineyards

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2007 Maretima Pinot Grigio from Vento, Italy.  SOHO’s wine expert Lars Snavely notes this Pinot Grigio has character, with a great balance of fruit and acid. Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Torii Mor Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon. This wine offers tastes of ripe pear and peach, along with citrus acidity and notes of honey and honeysuckle.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Domaine Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Pinot Gris from Alsace, France. According to Lars, the Domaine Schlumberger winery produces exceptional wines in part due to excellent vineyards and in part due to the fact that yields are deliberately kept low. Given 90 points by Wine Spectator, the 2007 Pinot Gris offers delicate flavors of white peach, Clementine and spice.

 

Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, July 7.

 

2007 Maretima Pinot Grigio, Vento, Italy

100% Pinot Grigio

Antipasto of Sopressata, fresh mozzarella and roasted peppers

 

2008 Torii Mor Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon

100% Pinot Gris

Shrimp and scallop ceviche with corn chips and avocado

 

2007 Domaine Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes Pinot Gris, Alsace, France

100% Pinot Gris

Georgia quail fricassee with tarragon cream and mushrooms

 

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!