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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County throughout the month of August. Wines and tapas from Sonoma will debut on flight night, Wednesday, August 6. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 12.

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Chalk Hill Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chalk Hill Estates Sauvignon Blanc from Chalk Hill, Sonoma County. According to the winemaker, the wine offers “aromas of nectarine, lime, mango and lemon blossoms echo its palate, round in texture yet refreshingly crisp.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. The wine is described: “[This wine] shows Pinot’s elegance and silkiness, with raspberry and rhubarb pie flavors. The texture is light and there is a lot of mouth-watering acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel from Dry Creek, Sonoma County. The Zinfandel is described: “Black raspberry and spice leap from the glass, and on the palate, the concentration and richness of that raspberry fruit is stunning. Add layers of blackberry, currant, and Easter spice and all of a sudden, you need to have a second glass of this wine.”

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

2012 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sauvignon Gris, 4% Sauvignon Musque
Paired with: Arctic char and Shiitake cakes with Dijon aioli

2011 Roth Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared duck breast, sautéed turnips and pomegranate citrus glaze

2012 Bradford Mountain Dry Creek Zinfandel
82% Zinfandel, 15% Syrah, 2%Petite Sirah
Paired with: Glazed lamb shanks, flash fried polenta and gremolata

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!