SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Washington State on flight night, Wednesday, October 23. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 29.
First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Alexandria Nicole Destiny Ridge Vineyards Roussanne from Horse Heaven Hills. The winemaker says of the wine: “Definitively more old world in style given the cooler vintage, the aromatics start down the route of Viognier-passionfruit and peach-before deepening into more classic honey and apricot scents with air. Juicy, pure and concentrated, with lovely intensity, the flavors are delicate yet rich, with a clean line of minerality to focus the wine all the way through the finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Canoe Ridge Cherry Street Red Blend from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wines’ tasting notes: “Offering a rich mix of cassis, blackberry,mocha with subtle cedar notes, the blended varietals harmonize to one smooth, satin-like wine. A powerful style, without being overbearing.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Stella Maris Red Blend from Columbia Valley. The wine is described: “Layers of smoke, vanilla, spice, raspberry, and cherry ﬂavors on a soft and silky palate make this a very approachable, versatile wine.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Washington wine.
2011 Alexandria Nicole Destiny Ridge Roussanne
Paired with: Seafood bouillabaisse with aioli crouton
2010 Canoe Ridge Cherry Street Red Blend
54% Syrah, 30% Malbec, 16% Grenache
Paired with: Smoked pastrami BBQ sliders with mango slaw
2008 Stella Maris Red Blend
46% Merlot, 46% Cabernet, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lamb chop with mint gremolatta
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!