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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of France and the United States on flight night, Wednesday, July 24. The wines and paired tapas introduced on Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 30.

Poetry Vineyard2Cliff Lede Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre from Loire Valley, France. The winemaker says of the wine: ”Everything you could want in top-notch Sancerre with an added layer of rich white fruit (think poached pears and juicy green apples) that coats the palate before a wave of citrus energy washes over and sets up the taste buds for the next sip. Aromas of wildflowers and firecrackers are a nod to this third-generation Sancerre family’s outstanding terroir; the finish reminds of fresh sea breezes, lime sorbet and an endless summer.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California. This wine is meant to be compared to the Sancerre, so guests can enjoy the Sauvignon Blanc varietal in the old style (French) and new style (California). The Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc offers: “Enticing aromas of white peach, cantaloupe, and orange blossom complemented by bright, citrus notes of lemon curd and zest. Tropical flavors of pineapple and carambola introduce a rich and concentrated palate that finishes with persistent minerality.”

SOHO will also pour a 2011 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone from Rhone Valley, France. The winemaker describes the wine: “Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. The winemaker says of the wine: “It’s beautiful bouquet is loaded with an alluring, aromatic mix of black currants, vanilla, peppercorn, and cocoa. The palate is ripe with blackberry, cherry, rich and supple tannins, hints of cedar and elegant oak-spice that lead to a balanced structure and lengthy finish.”

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

2011 Domaine De La Rossignole Sancerre
100% Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc
92% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Semillon, 2% Sauvignon Vert
Paired with: Conch fritters and mango chutney

2011 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Paired with: Short rib ravioli with port wine jus

2010 Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte
57% Cabernet, 16% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 9% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Elk carpaccio, thatched potatoes and aioli

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!