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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 10. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 16.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Bviento Aliseo Tempranillo/Petit Verdot from La Mancha, Spain. This bold red is made using organic and biodynamic farming techniques.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha from Carineña, Spain. The winemaker says of the wine, “Easy drinking, fruit driven wine. Herbal overtones, bursting ripe berry and plum fruit of the Garnacha. Soft and round on the palate, this wine has limited extraction and tannin to enhance youthful consumption. Lingering fruit flavors.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Mas d’en Compte “Black Slate” Porrera Priorat from Catalonia, Spain. A reviewer from International Wine Cellar describes the wine,” Opaque ruby. Red currant, dried cherry, minerals and licorice on the nose. Rich and supple on entry, then more taut and linear in the mid-palate, with nicely delineated flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and anise. The finish is focused, smoky and persistent, with fine-grained tannins adding grip.”

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

2013 Viento Aliseo Tempranillo/Petit Verdot
Paired with: 3 cheese cavatappi with crispy panchetta

2012 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha
Paired with: Seared boneless chicken thighs with Catalan picada

2011 Mas d’en Compte “Black Slate” Porrera Priorat
Paired with: Beef empanadillas gallegas with Spanish sofrito

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!