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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, February 26. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 4.

muga_vineyardsMuga vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Muga Blanco from Rioja, Spain. Says the winemaker, “[The wine is] powerful with pineapple, apple and peach aromas, all at a midway point between sharp and ripe fruit. In the background there are notes of white blossom, concluding with smooth, honeyed sensations.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Teso la Monja Romanico from Toro, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “A sensational red, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet perfume of lead pencil shavings, violets, licorice, blackberries and black currants. Full-bodied with a voluptuous texture and a long finish…”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Marques de Griñon Caliza from Dominio de Valdepusa. Says the winemaker, “Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of lush raspberries and ripe black cherries with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish.”

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

2012 Muga Blanco
90% Viura, 10% Malvasia
Paired with: Steamed mussels, chorizo and grilled baguette

2011 Teso La Monja Romanico
100% Tinto de Toro
Paired with: Grilled hanger steak with zucchini fries

2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza
70% Syrah, 30% Petit Verdot, 5% Garnacha, 3% Graciano
Paired with: Marinated roasted chicken thighs over brussel sprouts

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!