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This October, SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Washington state. The tour of Washington begins on flight night, Wednesday, October 2. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 8.

Columbia River, Washington

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Revelry Riesling from Walla Walla. The winemaker says the Riesling has “tremendous minerality, touches of honey and white grapefruit, with a dynamic balance of acidity and just enough sweetness.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Steele Shooting Star Blue Franc from Washington state. The Blue Franc is described by the winemaker as follows: “The wine is clean, crisp, and unpretentious with tons of fruit, including warm berry pie, complementing the traces of pepper, almond, cherry and cinnamon. Our Shooting Star Blue Franc has soft tannins, medium body, great color.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Six Prong Cabernet from Horse Heaven Hills, Washington. The Cabernet is described as follows: “The nose opens with aromas of maple wood, vanilla spice, dark chocolate, and ripe dark cherry. Dark berry flavors with a ripe and juicy mid-palate, balanced tannins, and a firm spicy finish. A big mouthfeel with a Bordeaux-like tannin structure; firm but integrated.”

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

2012 Revelry Riesling
Paired with: Pork nam sod with crisp cabbage leaves

2010 Steele Shooting Star Blue Franc
Paired with: Mini grilled pizza with prosciutto and arugula

2008 Six Prong Cabernet
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot
Paired with: Country-style duck pate with 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!