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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to feature wines from France and California on flight night, Wednesday, July 23. The restaurant is showcasing wines made in new-world and old-world styles on each flight night in July. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 29.

Trefethen wineryPhoto courtesy of Trefethen winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc from Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France. The wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc gives citrus aromas on the nose, freshness and elegance on the palate. This is balanced by the Semillon’s softness and richness.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge from Bordeaux, France. The wine is described, “A vibrant Merlot blend with complexity and rich aromas of leather, hints of menthol, vanilla, cinnamon and spices. On the palate, this ripe, lush Merlot shines with intense, fine juicy flavors of black currants and raspberries with velvety tannins, leading to a long and dry finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Trefethen Double T from Napa Valley, California. The red blend is described: “Cabernet Sauvignon provides the backbone for this lovely blend, with Merlot adding a lively spice and herbal character. Malbec and Cabernet Franc bring softness with a hint of floral and Petit Verdot adds color and structure.”

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

2011 Chateau Tour Leognan Blanc, Graves, Pessac-Leognan, France
70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon
Paired with: Pan-seared local Trout with pesto butter

2010 Chateau de Sours Rouge, Bordeaux, France
85% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bacon Blue Cheese Bison Sliders with Fried Onions

2011 Trefethen “Double T”, Napa Valley, California
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Lollipop lamb chops with Mayhaw mint jelly

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!