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SOHO will continue to showcase guest favorite wine and tapas from 2013 on flight night, Wednesday, December 18. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available for three weeks, through Tuesday, January 7.

Willamette_Valley_fogWillamette Valley, Oregon

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Val di Suga Rosso di Montalcino DOC from Montalcino, Italy. The winemaker describes the wine: “Delicate and lacy, with acidity and tannins in the right proportion. Cherry, berry and herb flavors are pushed to the forefront. Moderate length.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker says of the wine: “A classic red-fruited Pinot Noir with dark, earthy, savory elements, characteristically cracked pepper, tea leaf, cinnamon, charcoal, matchstick, spice and plum. The acidity of the vintage gives a structure to suspend wood and tannin elements playfully on the palate. ”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Calfiornia. Of the wine, the winemaker notes: “Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak, further concentrated the wine’s rich cherry, dark berry, and cassis flavors, adding subtle nuances of toasted vanilla and toffee.”

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

2010 Val di Suga Rosso di Montalcino DOC
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Paired with: Grilled Berkshire pork tenderloin with saffron risotto

2011 Chehalem 3 Vineyards Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Chicken and shrimp paella

2010 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon
78% Cabernet, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Verdot
Paired with: Roasted sweet onions stuffed with prosciutto and Grana Padano

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!