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SOHO finishes a tour of California wines and flavors this week on flight night, Wednesday, August 25, when the featured region will be Napa.


Vineyards Monticello Vineyards in Napa

First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Monticello Chardonnay. This wine has aromas of pears, apricots, figs, vanilla and light butterscotch. On the palate, the Monticello Chardonnay is rich and bright.


Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Osso Anna Merlot. The Osso Anna Merlot is complex with plenty of dark, berry fruit, vanilla, and licorice flavors balanced by great acidity. Finally, SOHO will pour a 2006 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the 2006 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon offers flavors of berry and black cherry, with a touch of dark caramel and coffee.


SOHO executive chef Joe Ahn has created three new tapas plates to complement each California wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, September 1.


2008 Monticello Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California

100% Chardonnay

Sauteed baby shrimp and scallops with lemon-dill cream over orzo


2007 Osso Anna Merlot, Napa Valley, California

100% Merlot

Grilled skirt steak with roasted vegetables and cherry balsamic jus


2006 Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Braised beef short ribs with truffled potato chips and rosemary jus


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!