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SOHO continues to celebrate great vintners on flight night, Wednesday, January 12. This week, SOHO will spotlight wines produced by Steele Winery and Jed Steele, formerly of Kendall Jackson.

Steele Winery Steele Winery in Lake County, California
 
First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Steele Cuvee Chardonnay from California. The flagship wine of Steele Winery, the Cuvee Chardonnay is produced by blending grapes from seven prestigious California vineyards. The Chardonnay has excellent depth of flavor, good acidity and complex aromas.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Steele Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County, California. The Steele Pinot Noir is produced from three vineyards. The wine is dark, rich and complex. On the palate there are flavors of dried cherry, herb, cola, sassafras and mineral.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Steele Cabernet Franc from Lake County, California. The 2007 Cabernet Franc features plenty of fruit, medium tannins and a long, lingering finish.

SOHO's Chef Joe has created three tapas plates to pair with each Steele wine. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, January 19.

2008 Steele Cuvee Chardonnay, California
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Extra virgin olive oil poached shrimp, chive polenta and roasted peppers

2007 Steele Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, California
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Hot smoked salmon, grilled scallions, and a fig balsamic glaze

2007 Steele Cabernet Franc, Lake County, California
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled skirt steak, matchstick potatoes and tamarind tomato jam

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!