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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Napa Valley, California, the week of Wednesday, May 8.

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Napa Valley. Image from winecountry.com.

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Venge Spettro. The winemaker says of this white wine blend: “It is in full balance beginning with a perfume of tropical citrus, vanilla, a hint of orange blossom and some subtlety of round river stone for curiosity. The palate is bright and refreshing. The Sauvignon Blanc in the blend contributes acid and minerality while the next most dominant component is the Chardonnay that brings in beautiful, citrus and tropical fruit cocktail notes. Viognier, Albarino and Vermentino each lend a variety of added complexity in structure and minerality. The palate finishes very clean and fresh, inviting you in for another taste.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Steltzner Red Claret. The winemaker says of the Claret:  “Beautiful full fruit balanced with dark toasted oak notes. Classic Bordeaux blend with just enough Merlot and Cabernet Franc to give the underlying Cabernet Sauvignon finesse and grace. Dark berry fruits with hints of cedar box on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Vindicated Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says the Cabernet “is rich and rounded…with rewarding flavors and a beautiful finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Napa Valley wine.

2011 Venge Spettro
48% Sauvignon Blanc; 36% Chardonnay; 13% Viognier; 8% Vermentino; 5% Albarino
Paired with: Tomato and olive brushetta with marinated white anchovies

2010 Stelzner Red Claret
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Horseradish encrusted beef tenderloin and spring peas

2009 Vindicated Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken liver and portabella mushroom pate with baguette

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!