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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley on flight night, Wednesday, May 21. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 27.

Rampseck Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Franciscan Estate “Equilibrium” White Blend. The winemaker describes the wine, “A clean, crisp opening gives way to a full, round body on the palate. Nectarine and stone fruits give the wine a fruit-forward profile finishing with floral and citrus notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Rowland Cellars Ramspeck Merlot. The winemaker says of the wine, “Using the power of blending we were able to produce our 2011 Ramspeck Merlot with delicate floral aromas of rose petal and red cherry; a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot for backbone; and Malbec and Cabernet Franc for savory notes, dark ripe fruit, and spices.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Joseph Carr Cabernet. Of the Cabernet, the winemaker says, “Black currant, tobacco, cedar, plum, pepper, fig, clove, blackberry bramble, anise on the nose, followed by an attack of cherry, spice, tobacco on the palate. The wine shows great balance and density, silky fine grain tannins with clove, cherry and black currant in a long finish.”

2012 Franciscan Estate “Equilibrium” White Blend
72% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Chardonnay, 11% Muscat
Paired with: Tempura battered & fried chicken tossed in a soy-ginger glaze

2011 Rowland Cellars Ramspeck Merlot
Merlot 78%, Cab.Sauvignon 6%, Malbec 6%, Cab. Franc 5%, Petite Verdot 4%
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin over roasted vegetables

2011 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Braised beef short ribs with wild mushroom risotto

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!