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Throughout the month of September, SOHO will features the wines and flavors of Sonoma, California. A taste of Sonoma begins with flight night on Wednesday, September 4. The wines and tapas introduced on Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 10.

Dry Creek Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc. The winemaker describes the wine: “At first swirl, fragrant aromas of tropical stone fruits such as white peach, melon, and citrus leap from the glass. A few minutes in the glass reveal the wine’s signature mineral characters, and even some chalky notes, which are an ode to the variety’s Loire Valley roots. The palate expresses soft apple flavors along with zesty citrus and, overall, an excellent sense of balance and freshness.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Selby Winery Sonoma County Syrah. The winemaker describes crafting the Syrah: “I make Syrah in the classic Cote Rotie style. I add judicious amounts of Viognier (the famous delicate white grape of the Rhone region) to give the blend more floral aromas and complex flavors. The result is a powerful, yet accessible wine, with a firm structure and deep layers of fruit.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Folie A Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel. The winemaker says of the wine: “Intense, juicy and jammy, our classic Zinfandel’s bright raspberry and
blackberry fruit is complemented by the characteristic black pepper  spice tones that give the varietal its invigorating zestiness.”

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

2012 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Oysters on the half shell with tomato and caper tamponade

2009 Selby Winery Sonoma County Syrah
Paired with: Lamb shawarma with pickled vegetables and flat bread

Folie A Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel
Paired with: Thyme and onion tart with Grana Padano and Demi Glaze

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!