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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wine and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, April 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 23, so please join us for a taste of the Golden State this week.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Ramspeck “Sassolini Vineyard” Pinot Grigio from Lake County. The winemaker notes the Pinot Grigio features aromas of citrus, banana and jasmine flower. The wine is “bright, zippy, fresh on the front palate with generous length on the finish. It has a nice balance of minerality, fruit, and roundness.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Niner “Bootjack Ranch” Sangiovese from Paso Robles. The winemaker notes the Sangiovese offers aromas of malt chocolate, hot cocoa mix, a dried woody character and tart cran-cherry. On the palate, “vanilla, caramel and nutmeg baking spices round out the velvety flavor profile, with big texture and good tannin structure.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Pietra Santa Pinot Noir from Cienega Valley. The winemaker says of the Pinot Noir: “This vintage begins with a beautiful bouquet of subtle lavender and moves to elegant fruit flavors of wild strawberries, raspberries, and Bing cherries laced with an earthiness that is synonymous with the Ciegena Valley and the surrounding northern Central Coast appellation.

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

2011 Ramspeck “Sassolini Vineyard” Pinot Grigio
100% Pinot Grigio
Paired with: Ahi tuna niçoise with white anchovy

2010 Niner “Bootjack Ranch” Sangiovese
94% Sangiovese, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Paired with: Grilled mini Sopressata pizza

2010 Pietra Santa Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Hot smoked salmon with shaved cucumber and tzatziki

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!