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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday February 5, and throughout the month of February. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 11.

vina bujandaViña Bujanda vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Alto Cinco Garnacha Cariñena from Cariñena, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “The wine tastes of ripe, juicy wild strawberry, red cherry and blackberry framed by supple tannins. Floral notes of violet and rose petal complement the oak notes of mocha and vanilla on the finish.“

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Viña Bujanda Crianza from Rioja, Spain. Notes the winemaker, “Viña Bujanda Crianza, made from 100% Tempranillo has an excellent balance. It has low to moderate acidity. The palate consists of fresh strawberries and spice that age into flavors of rich cherry and tobacco.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Conreria d’Scala Dei “Black Slate” Escaladei from Priorat, Spain. The winemaker describes the wine…”an energetic, beautifully lifted and elegant Priorat that delivers plenty of jammy black raspberry, licorice, pepper, and underbrush like qualities that flow to a medium to full-bodied, fresh, and focused palate. Turning even more floral and elegant with air, this beautifully balanced and structured 2010 has a core of acidity, layers of fruit, and no shortage of length on the finish…”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Spanish wine.

2011 Alto Cinco Garnacha Cariñena
94% Garnacha, 6% Tempranillo
Paired with: Cioppino and grilled bread

2009 Viña Bujanda Crianza
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Shaved serrano ham, manchego, and olives

2010 Conreria d’Scala Dei “Black Slate” Escaladei
80% Garnacha, 20% Cabernet
Paired with: Filet Oscar and roasted potatoes

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!