SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, February 17. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, February 25.
First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain. The winemaker says, “Our 2009…Garnacha…exhibits a deep ruby color with a spicy cranberry bouquet. This well-structured wine has dark cherry flavors and elegant hints of oak with round, supple tannins and a long, rich finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Clos MontBlanc Xipella from Calatayud, Spain. Of the red blend, the winemaker says, “…Rich red wine with intense color and complexity. Powerful aromas of ripe fruits and mineral notes. In the mouth, it is gentle with fine tannins that are well-integrated. A sumptuous long and persistent finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2006 Conde de Valdemar Reserva Rioja from Rioja, Spain. The winemaker says, “It has a spectacular red cherry color with garnet rim. Complex on the nose, with fine notes provided by the oak ageing, such as spices and cocoa; and subtle fruit. [On the palate, the wine is] rounded, tasty, potent in mouth, displaying ripe tannins. Very long aftertaste.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas dishes to pair with each Spanish wine.
2009 Las Rocas Vinas Viejas Garnacha
Paired with: Green pea and serrano ham arancini with San Marzano tomato sauce
2009 Clos Montblanc Xipella
44% Garnacha, 44% Monastrell, 10% Samso and 2% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled lollipop lamb chops with roasted root vegetables
2006 Conde Valdemar Reserva Rioja
85% Tempranillo, 7% Mazuelo, 5% Garnacha, 3% Graciano
Paired with: Grilled local trout with brown butter and sugared pecans
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!