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SOHO finishes a tour of Spain this week on flight night Wednesday, July 28.

 

398px-Albarino_Vineyards Albarino vineyards in Spain

 

First, SOHO will pour a 2008 La Cana Albarino from Rias Baixas, Spain. The Albarino is produced from vines planted in 1966 in the northern part of Rias Baixas. The sandy soils of the region and cool climate lead to a wine with plenty of acidity and complexity. The wine offers good minerality balancing lush, ripe fruit.

 

Next, SOHO will pour a 2005 Bodegas Antano Reserva from Rioja Alta, Spain. This wine is a blend, featuring 80 percent Tempranillo. This wine offers ripe fruit and good acidic balance on the palate. Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Maurodos “Prima” from Toro, Spain. This wine earned 90 points from Wine Advocate and offers cherry, blackberry, chocolate and coffee flavors on the palate.

 

SOHO’s Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each Spanish wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, August 4.

 

2008 La Cana Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain

100% Albarino

Olive oil poached shrimp, roasted peppers and garbanzos

 

2005 Bodegas Antano Reserva, Rioja Atla, Spain

80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Garnacha

Serrano ham wrapped with Manchego cheese

 

2007 Maurodos “Prima”, Toro, Spain

90% Tinta de Toro, 10% Garnacha

Grilled hanger steak with grilled vegetables and a garnacha reduction

 

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!