For the final flight night of February on Wednesday, February 23, SOHO Atlanta will continue to showcase wines made in both old and new world styles. This week's featured varietal is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Conn Creek winery
First, SOHO will pour a 2007 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur Red from Bordeaux, France. This old-world style wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Malbec. Produced from vines aged 20 years on average, this blend has red fruit aromas and, on the palate, a good balance between fruit and tannin.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, California. This new-world style wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers aromas of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, cedar and baking spices. On the palate, there are flavors of chocolate, cloves, ginger, cigar box and lavender.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2006 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. This new-world style wine is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. The winemaker, Mike McGrath, says of the blend, "The nose begins with rich, dark fruit and subtle hints of chocolate and toasted oak. Dark, luscious cherry and plum flavors come alive on the palate and meld with notes of spice, chocolate and licorice."
SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Cabernet Sauvignon. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, March 2.
2007 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur Red, Bordeaux, France
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec
Paired with: Carmelized onion phyllo tart, aged blue cheese and fresh herbs
2007 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chocolate scented turkey mole over Spanish rice
2006 Conn Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Pistachio-panko encrusted goat's cheese with blackberry syrup
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!