SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Napa Valley on flight night Wednesday, May 18.
First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Decoy Sauvignon Blanc by Duckhorn. The wine is a blend of 79% Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Semillon. Wine & Spirits magazine said of the Decoy Sauvignon Blanc, "As fat and succulent as this wine may be, with ripe pineapple, fresh apple and leesy tannin, the structure keeps it discreet and lasting. It finishes with a gentle touch."
Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Ramspeck Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec. Blended from small mountainside vineyards that produce concentrated fruit, the Ramspeck Cabernet is a very high-quality wine according to SOHO's wine expert, Lars Snavely.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Real McCoy Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker for the Real McCoy is Robert Mueller whose past experience includes Robert Mondavi and Opus One. The 2007 Cabernet features aromas reminiscent of wild strawberries, blackberries, cherries, and black pepper. On the palate, the wine offers smooth tannins along with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Napa Valley wine. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, May 25.
2009 Decoy Sauvignon Blanc by Duckhorn, Napa Valley, California
79% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Semillon
Paired with: Tuna carpaccio with capers, lemon and extra virgin olive oil
2009 Ramspeck Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec
Paired with: Grilled pizza with arugula and shaved Prosciutto
2007 Real McCoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Grilled flat iron steak with gaufrette potatoes and Vidalia jus
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!