SOHO Atlanta will finish a tour of Sonoma County wines and flavors on flight night Wednesday, March 30.
Patz and Hall vineyards
First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Patz and Hall Chardonnay from California's Sonoma Coast. The Patz and Hall Chardonnay combines grapes from a number of renowned vineyards. The wine offers Durell Vineyard’s rich, viscous texture and Zio Tony Ranch's signature stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot. The Chardonnay also showcases the tropical fruit, Fuji apple and white flower aromatics from Dutton Ranch’s heirloom clones, as well the minerality and crisp acidity of grapes grown on the cold, windswept slopes of Gap’s Crown Vineyard. These elements are accented by additional layers of tangerine, Bosc pear, peach and hazelnut.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyards Zinfandel from California's Russian River Valley. The 2007 Zinfandel is a big wine. On the palate there are hints of vanilla as well as toast from the New American oak barrels. The wine has a long finish.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley, California. The wine offers aromas of ripe cherry, cassis, graphite, as well as herbal and earthy components. The wine is full and structured on the palate with a long finish.
SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Sonoma wine. The following will be available on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, April 6.
2008 Patz and Hall Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California
Paired with: Hazelnut encrusted day boat cod, vegetables and passion fruit butter
2007 Tin Barn Gilsson Vineyards Zinfandel, Russian River, California
Paired with: Braised Korean-style beef short ribs and Asian sweet potato
2007 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Sweet pea and proscuitto risotto and shaved Grana Padano
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!