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SOHO will finish a tour of South American wines and flavors on flight night, Wednesday, September 29. 

29482_390075781945_628471945_4566270_262673_n The vineyards of Casa Lapostolle

This week, SOHO will pour a 2008 Casa Lapostolle ‘Cuvee Alexandre’ Chardonnay from Chile. The Chardonnay offers aromas of sweet citrus fruit, white flowers, fresh tropical fruits and sweet spices. On the palate, the wine features good acidity and a long finish. Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Tikal Patriota Bonarda/Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. This red blend earned 92 points from Wine Advocate and offers aromas of spice box, black cherry and blueberry. On the palate, the wine is complex and rich.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Montes Alpha Syrah from Chile. The 2007 Syrah offers a big nose, with smoky and spicy aromas. On the palate, the wine is dry with flavors of berry fruit. Winemaker Aurelio Montes added Viognier to the blend, giving the wine a delicate touch.

SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has prepared three new tapas plates to complement each South American wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, October 6.

2008 Casa Lapostolle ‘Cuvee Alexandre’ Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile
100% Chardonnay
Seared sea bass with tomato, onions and roasted lemon olive oil

2007 Tikal Patriota Bonarda/Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
60% Bonarda, 40% Malbec
Beef milanesa with Chilean avocado salad

2007 Montes Alpha Syrah, Colchaqua Valley, Chile
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Braised beef and mushrooms with pappardelle

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!