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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Thursday, February 13. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 18.

 1cruzdeartazu(1) Artadi vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Breca Calatayud Old Vine Garnacha from Aragon, Spain. Says the winemaker,  “The estate’s oldest vines are utilized for the 2011 Breca…100% Garnacha from vines that were planted between 1925 and 1945 in decomposed slate and gravelly clay soils. Black raspberry, truffle, kirsch, lavender and liquid rock-like characteristics emerge from this astonishing wine.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja from Rioja, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “…Viñas de Gain is deep purple in color with ruby-colored rim. Alluring aromas of wild berry jam, red flowers, laurel leaves, caramel, toffee and chocolate are found in the nose, while the palate is layered with silky tannins, unctuous acidity and notes of fresh blueberries, black currants, sweet spice and aromatic wood.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bodegas Bula Montsant from Montsant, Spain. The red blend is described, “…brilliant ruby-red. Smoky, mineral-laced scents of dark berries and licorice. Chewy and focused, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors enlivened by a note of black pepper. Dusty tannins give shape to the finish, which lingers with very good energy and sneaky sweetness.”

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

2011 Breca Calatayud Old Vine Garnacha
100% Garnacha
Paired with: Pork milanese and garlic mashed potatoes

2010 Artadi Vinas de Gain Rioja
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Olive tapenade tart, caramelized red onions and Grana Padano

2012 Bodegas Bula Montsant
40% Mazuelo, 40% Garnacha, 20% Syrah
Paired with: Salmon burger sliders with cucumber dill dressing

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!