SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Oregon on flight night, Wednesday, August 21. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 28.
First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay from Dundee Hills, Oregon. The winemakers says of the Chardonnay: “Like 2010, the 2011 vintage is very good for Chardonnay. The cool growing year and later harvest gave us excellent flavors and acidity. On the nose, there are beautiful white flowers, some citric fruits, and the sense of minerality.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. The Pinot Noir is described by the winemakers: “A touch of cinnamon and smoke lead in this compellingly vinous red, with red cherry flavors and an earthy savor in the tannins. It feels dry, structured and elegant.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. The winemaker says of the wine: “A classic red-fruited Pinot Noir with dark, earthy, savory elements, characteristically cracked pepper, tea leaf, cinnamon, charcoal, matchstick, spice and plum. The acidity of the vintage gives a structure to suspend wood and tannin elements playfully on the palate. ”
SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Oregon wine.
2011 Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared sea bass, buttery leeks and parsley
2011 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Orange-hoisin glazed duck breast with purple rice
2010 Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Chicken and shrimp paella
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!