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SOHO continues to savor the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, July 21.


800px-Uva_mencia_en_vendimia Mencia grapes at harvest 


First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca from Catalonia, Spain. This wine, 100% Garnacha Blanca, was produced from 100-year-old vines. The Garnach Blanca offers plenty of spicy fruit, along with good depth, on the palate.


Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Finca la Cuesta from Bierzo, Spain. The 2008 Finca la Cuesta is 100% Mencia produced from 60-year-old vines. The wine, which earned 91 points from Wine Advocate, offers a bouquet of roasted black fruits, smoke, and herbs. On the palate, it is smooth-textured and complex.


Finally, SOHO will pour a 2002 Finca El Puig from Priorat, Spain. The 2002 Finca El Puig is a blend of Garnacha, Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Grown from 100-year-old vines, the well-balanced wine offers flavors of ripe prunes, strawberries and citrus.


SOHO’s Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each Spanish wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, July 28.


2009 Las Colinas del Ebra Garnacha Blanca, Catalonia, Spain

100% Garnacha Blanca

Paella with duck confit, shrimp, mussels, and calamari


2008 Finca la Cuesta, Bierzo, Spain

100% Mencia

Beef empanadas with pickled vegetables


2002 Finca El Puig, Priorat, Spain

Garnacha, Carinena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah

Grilled lamb, potatoes, lemon and olive oil


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!