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This January, flight night will spotlight renowned winemakers. The celebration of great vintners begins with Michael Mondavi of Folio Fine Wine Partners on flight night, Wednesday, January 5.

Vineyard-federick-1-sm Spellbound vineyards in California
 
First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Spellbound Chardonnay from Lodi, California. The Spellbound Chardonnay features bright tropical fruit flavors, such as pineapple, banana, guava and kiwi. These flavors are balanced by notes of vanilla and classic creme brulee.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Hangtime Pinot Noir from Monterey, California. The Hangtime Pinot Noir is sourced from California vineyards that allow the grapes to ripen slowly – which produces a delicate fruit character. The Pinot Noir features vivid red fruit flavors with hints of spice.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Medusa Pig Pen Vineyard Zinfandel from Amador County, California. A pre-fermentation cold soak on the grapes used in this Zinfandel helped to shape the wine's flavor. The Pig Pen Vineyard Zinfandel features bright fruit and a spicy bouquet with undertones of black cherry.

SOHO's Chef Joe has created three tapas plates to pair with each wine this week. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, January 12.

2009 Spellbound Chardonnay, Lodi, California
97.3 % Chardonnay, 2.7% proprietary wines
Herb encrusted tilapia over julienned vegetables with key lime butter

2008 Hangtime Pinot Noir, Monterey, California
100% Pinot Noir
Duck confit stuffed crepes with a dark cherry jus

2007 Medusa Pig Pen Vineyard Zinfandel, Amador County, California
100% Zinfandel
Braised beef "pot roast" with buttermilk potatoes

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!