SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Spain throughout the month of September. The Spanish tour begins on flight night Wednesday, September 3. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 9.
First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Roman Bilbao Albarino from Riax-Bias, Spain. The wine is described as “Bright yellow with golden and greenish hues. Typical tropical fruit background of pineapple and mango. Fresh and juicy on the palate with citric notes and a long lingering finish with a nice acidity.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Navarro Lopez Gran Rojo Garnacha from La Mancha, Spain. One reviewer says of the wine, “Bright and earthy at once, a nice radish edge counters any candy tendency – it’s a direct, appealing and quite subtle wine, considerably charming. Simple, fleshy-earthy wine with terrific poise in the mouth, a nice lick of crisp-correct fruit tannin and acid.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Vall Llach Embruix Priorat from Priorat, Spain. Of the red blend it is said, “On the nose, it is a powerful and concentrated wine of high intensity with a clear predominance of aromas of juicy very ripe red fruit, over pleasant toasted and balsamic hints and nuances of herbs from Mediterranean mountains. Mineral and spiced background. In the mouth, it follows the same pattern than in the nose: it is a powerful, concentrated and fleshy wine. Very well-structured wine, with a high tannic sensation.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas dishes to pair with each Spanish wine.
2013 Ramon Bilbao Albarino
Paired with: Paella with shrimp, mussels and clams
2010 Navarro Lopez Gran Rojo Garnacha
Paired with: Manchego cheese wrapped with Serrano ham
2011 Vall Llach Embruix Priorat
Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Merlot
Paired with: Braised lamb with wild mushrooms and charred green onions
Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas). See you soon!