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For flight night, Wednesday, May 15, SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley, California.

Napa Valley © Brent Miller, WineCountry.com

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Cosentino “The Novelist.” The winemaker notes the wine “starts with lemon, honey-dew melon, fig and quince that jump out in the nose. Bright fresh citrus flavors are accented by a mid-palate richness. Limestone, spice and a minerality anchors the structure of this zesty and expansive wine with a long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Flora Springs Merlot. The winemaker says of the wine: “The aromatics of this wine envelope you with nuances of black cherry, vanilla, and cedar cigar box. The flavor profile starts with a soft entry of blueberry, cassis, and cinnamon, leading to a briary mid-palate, and finishing with a Bordeaux-like granite dust character.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Hess Collection “Allomi Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says of the Cabernet: “Graham cracker, cinnamon, and cedar intertwine with currant and boysenberry both in the nose and on the palate. Up-front fruit on the entry transitions easily to a mid-palate of finesse and balance.”

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

2011 Cosentino “The Novelist”
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon
Paired with: Oysters on the half shell and cucumber-jicama salsa

2010 Flora Springs Merlot
Paired with: Grilled Springer Mountain Chicken and ratatouille

2010 Hess Collection “Allomi Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon
86% Cabernet, 12% Petite Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Chipotle barbecued baby back ribs

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!