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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 18. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 24.

Koyle vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Tamari Torrontes Reserva from La Riojo, Argentina. The wine is described, “Aroma: Elegant and delicate aromas with notes of white grapefruit, flowers and tropical fruits. Taste: Medium body with notes of tropical fruits accompanied by hints of hazelnut, vanilla and cinnamon.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Koyle Reserve Carmenere from the Maipo & Colchagua Valley in Chile. The winemaker says, “The 2010 vintage of Koyle Carmenere has a bright purple color, with cloves, tobacco and spicy notes. Firm tannins emerge from the Tempranillo, with explosive notes of minerality coming from the granitic soil in which the Syrah is planted. The wine is elegant and fresh, expressing its terroir in the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “2010 is defined by its taut dark fruit and cassis flavors with a hint of graphite aromatics, reminiscent of Bordeaux. The wine has layers of bold tannins and a long, complex finish from 14 months in French oak barrels.”

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

2010 Tamari Torrontes Reserva
100% Torrontes
Paired with: Smoke salmon, fennel & basil creme, and mango & pineapple vinaigrette

2010 Koyle Reserve Carmenere
85% Carmenere, 9% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Pastel de Choclo (Seasoned beef and vegetables layered with mashed corn)

2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Spicy curried lamb stew

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!