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This week, on flight night, Wednesday, August 18, SOHO Atlanta will feature the wines and flavors of Monterey, California.


Sawbuck vineyards Vineyards in Monetery, California, at the Crew Winery (producers of Sawbuck) 


First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Scott Family Estate Chardonnay. This wine offers aromas of apple pie and butterscotch. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of pear, carmel apple and pineapple, as well as a long and balanced finish.


Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Sawbuck Malbec. This wine, a blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, offers aromas of red apples, blackberries and vanilla. The Malbec has a smooth and long finish, with hints of spice and leather.


Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Talbott Logan Pinot Noir. Blueberry, ripe cherry and floral aromas are found in this wine . On the palate the Pinot Noir is rich and silky, with flavors of blueberry and cherry-cola.


SOHO’s Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates, inspired by Monterey, to be paired with each wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, August 25.


2008 Scott Family Estate Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, California

100% Chardonnay

Crab fritters with shaved green mango salad and lemon aioli


2008 Sawbuck Malbec, Mendocino, California

76% Malbec, 19% Cabernet, 5% Syrah

Grilled pizza with sopressata, roasted red peppers and fresh basil


2008 Talbott Logan Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California

100% Pinot Noir

Pappardelle with duck ragout and shaved pecorino


Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!