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Throughout the month of December, SOHO will be spotlighting guest favorite wines and tapas from 2013. The first round of favorites will be introduced on flight night, Wednesday, December 4. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 10.

02Castello di Bossi

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Revelry Red Blend “Reveler” from Columbia Valley, Washington. Says the winemaker, “This 2010 vintage, comprised of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from Weinbau, Sagemoor, Alder Ridge, Seven Hills, and Doval vineyards within Washington State’s Columbia Valley, is incredibly full and layered with a deep, silky and undeniably long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico from Chianti, Italy. Notes the winemaker, “The wine shows a deep, luminous ruby. On the nose, sweet, toasty notes of oak enhance the fruit, with marked nuances of ripe cherry refined by elegant scents of violets. On entry, the wine immediately demonstrates its superb, full-structured character, with a harmonious, judicious balance between tannins and alcohol. An intensely savory finish…”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Villa Mount Eden Grand Estate Bien Nacido Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley, California. The winemaker says, “Dark ruby red in color, this Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir displays aromas of blueberry and cherry, leading to flavor notes of blackberry, plum, caramel, red licorice, cedar, and chocolate. As the palate deepens, notes of earth, forest floor, mushroom, and tobacco leaf emerge. This is a complex wine with a well-balanced body, soft tannins, and a long, fruity finish.”

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

2010 Revelry Red Blend “Reveler”
42% Cabernet Franc, 29% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Slow-smoked pork shoulder with Mayhaw barbeque sauce

2009 Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese
Paired with: Grilled chicken thigh with eggplant caponata

2008 Villa Mount Eden Grand Estate Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Smoked duck breast with apricot-wild rice salad

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!