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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase guest favorite wines and tapas on flight night, Wednesday, December 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 17.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Tait “Ball Buster” from Barossa Valley, Australia. The wine is described: “Deep ruby. Dark berry compote, licorice and woodsmoke on the assertively perfumed nose. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering vibrant black raspberry and cola flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Velvety tannins come on late and add subtle grip to a smooth, fruit-driven and persistent finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Earth Pinot Noir from Oregon. The winemaker says of the wine: “Wafts of red plum and raspberry intertwine with spice, soft sage and an intriguing hint of cracked pepper. The palate features flavors of juicy Bing cherry, cranberry cocktail and a late kiss of vanilla spice. A gentle coaxing of light tannins offers a pleasing pull toward another sip.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Col Solare Red Wine from Columbia Valley, Washington. The wine is described: “The 2008 Col Solare exhibits aromas of black cherry, currant, and ripe black berries, together with subtle notes of espresso and vanilla in the nose. On the palate, this full bodied wine is rich with flavors of dark chocolate, black fruits, and a coconut spice which leads to a lingering, silky finish.“

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

2011 Tait “Ball Buster”
77% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet, 7% Merlot
Paired with: Braised pork cheeks with rapini and white beans

2010 Erath Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Stuffed roasted quail, sundried cherries, and corn bread

2008 Col Solare Red Wine
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Paired with: Coffee braised pork shank with cabbage carbonara

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!