SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, April 9. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 15.
First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay. The winemaker says of the Chardonnay, “Ripe peach, Asian pear, mango custard, luscious papaya, and kaffir lime are all beautifully married together in the alluring and delightful bouquet of this Chardonnay. Vibrant flavors of Gala apple, lemon chiffon, sweet oak and a hint of sandal wood round out the mouth-watering bright acid and smooth texture. This wine is amazingly flavorful and beautifully balanced.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Sassolino. The winemaker says of the wine, “Our Estate Sassolino is a robust, red blend with bold fruit flavors of black cherry and plums with hints of chocolate and smoky oak. The wine is balanced and has soft, round tannins.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Nadia Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon. The Wine Advocate said of the wine, “An outstanding blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Merlot, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara Highlands dishes out deep, rich aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, spice, toast and chocolate. Beautifully balanced, with medium to full-bodied richness and sweet tannin, it’s already approachable and delicious.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each California wine.
2012 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay
Paired with: Sauteed local trout with a lemon & walnut brown butter
2010 Pietra Santa Cienega Valley Sassolino
72% Sangiovese, 28% Merlot
Paired with: Provencal vegetable tart with Italian sausage and Asiago cheese
2011 Nadia Santa Barbara Cabernet Sauvignon
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot
Paired with: Lamb chops with roasted garlic potatoes and rosemary jus
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!