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Flight night at SOHO Atlanta Restaurant on Wednesday, April 10, will feature wines and tapas from California.

etude vineyards2Photo from Etude

First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Starry Night Petite Sirah from Lodi. The winemaker says of the Petite Sirah: “Our 2008 Lodi Petite Sirah comes from a small vineyard on the east side of the Lodi appellation. The very limited crop from this vineyard resulted in deep, rich fruit driven flavors of ripe plums and black cherries with hints of anise and white pepper.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Fess Parker Syrah from Santa Barbara. The winemaker says of the wine: “On the nose, this Syrah has an abundance of bold aromas including blackberry, black pepper, blueberry, graham cracker and baking spices. Bold flavors of black cherry, black berry, dark chocolate and clove combine with smoked meat, vanilla, and espresso.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Etude “Lyric” Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara. The winemaker says of the Pinot Noir: “Displaying vibrant hues of ruby that glimmer with a hint of blue, the 2011 Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir opens with classic varietal aromas of black cherry, raspberry and cranberry. The youthful palate generously showcases notes of baking spice and toasted almonds that are enhanced by silky, round tannins.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each California wine.

2008 Starry Night Petite Sirah
100% Petite Sirah
Paired with: Mayhaw-barbecued Georgia quail over spring succotash

2010 Fess Parker Syrah
100% Syrah
Paired with: Sweet onion and Asiago cheese tart with Marsala jus

2011 Etude “Lyric” Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped Berkshire pork filet with blackberry 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!