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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Oregon on flight night, Wednesday August 14. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 20.

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Bethel Heights Winery. Photo credit: Terry Casteel

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Anne Amie Pinot Gris. The wine features aromas of apricot, magnolia, Kaffir lime, gardenia, tangerine, white peach and jasmine. On the palate the wine offers flavors of Asian pear, gala apples, white peach, kiwi and Kaffir lime.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. The winemakers describe the Pinot Noir: “The wine initially displays earthy aromas of beet root, celery seed, and camphor with underlying notes of orange zest. With aeration aromas of almond and rainier cherries begin to blossom in the glass. Flavors of blackberry and currants with subtle dark chocolate and tobacco lay over a bright vein of acidity and a brooding structure that promises a long life.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 La Chini Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. The winemaker says of the pinot noir: “It offers an enticing nose of black cherry, sandalwood , incense, smoke and truffles followed by a dense, full-bodied and layered wine. The flavors are savory and sweet with plenty of sliky tannins leading to a long, pure finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas dishes to pair with each Oregon wine.

2012 Anne Amie Pinot Gris
100% Pinot Gris
Paired with: Pan seared rainbow trout with grilled squash and browned butter

2009 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Salmon and bacon sliders with an avocado aioli

2009 La Chini Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Country duck pate, olives, and 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!