SOHO Atlanta restaurant will finish a tour of Napa Valley wines and flavors on flight night, Wednesday, May, 25.
© Brent Miller, WineCountry.com
First SOHO will pour a 2009 Antica Estate Chardonnay. On the nose, the Chardonnay offers flavors of crushed stone fruit. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of pear, apple, white peach and minerals. The Chardonnay is produced from grapes harvested from six distinct vineyards on the Antica Estate.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Steltzner Claret. The Claret is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers notes of Bing cherries, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and sweet oak on the nose. On the palate, the Steltzner Claret offers flavors of sweet dried cherries, baking spices, vanilla and cedar.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvingnon.The wine is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Grapes are sourced from both the To Kalon vineyard, best know for producing Opus One, and the Stags Leap District. The Cabernet offers notes of dark fruit, warm vanilla and star anise on the nose. On the palate, the wine offerrs flavors of huckleberry, blackberry and currant and has a long finish.
SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Napa Valley wine. The following will be offered on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, June 1.
2009 Antica Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California
Paired with: Seared scallops with sweet pea vanilla sauce
2008 Stelzner Claret, Napa Valley, California
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Potato gnocchi with pancetta and gorganzola cream
2007 Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% of Petit Verdot and Malbec
Paired with: Seasame braised beef short ribs with Korean sweet 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!