SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 26. Guests can enjoy the wines and tapas introduced during Wednesday’s flight night through Tuesday, July 2.
First, SOHO will pour a 2011 La Puerta Alta Torrontes from Famatina Valley, Argentina. The winemaker says the wine offers: “A bright green-gold color showing vibrant floral aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle. There are crisp citrus notes on the palate.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 BenMarco Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says of the wine: “Beautiful deep purple color with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. It is lush, full bodied and penetrating on the palate with loads of chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and a touch of grip on the almost savory finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Paul Hobbs Felino Cabernet from Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is described by the winemakers: “Intense notes of blackberry, cherry, and black tea entice the nose, before hints of black pepper and smoke rise from this saturated inky purple cabernet sauvignon. The richly textured palate brings black cherry, milk chocolate, rose petal jam and subtle clove tones supported by firm, velvety tannins.”
SOHO executive chef Joe Ahn has created three tapas plates to be paired with each South American wine.
2011 La Puerta Alta Torrontes
Paired with: Seared sea scallops with heirloom tomato salad
2011 BenMarco Malbec
95% Malbec, 5% Bonarda
Paired with: Bacon blue cheese bison sliders with fried shallots
2011 Paul Hobbs Felino Cabernet
88% Cabernet, 8% Syrah, 4% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Rabbit pate with cognac and sliced 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!