SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, September 24. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, September 30.
First, SOHO will pour a 2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza. The winemaker says of the Syrah/Petit Verdot blend, “Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of blackberries and cassis with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2010 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja. The wine is a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo. International Wine Cellar says of the wine, “Expressive red fruit and floral scents are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Lively, open-knit cherry and black raspberry flavors show good energy and gain a smoky nuance with air. Finishes sweet and long, with supple tannins and a hint of bitter chocolate.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla. The winemaker describes, the wine, “Intense deep red cherry colour. Powerful in nose, clean and complex. Very attractive fruity aromas, touches of ripe fruit and reminds of new wood. Well-constituted in mouth, well-structured, lively and tasty, taking shape, well-balanced and very good in presence.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created three tapas plates to pair with each Spanish wine.
2009 Marques de Grinon Caliza
Paired with: Sirloin steak with stewed onions and sweet mustard
2010 Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja
Paired with: Lamb chops with garlic potatoes
2010 Juan Gil Monastrell Jumilla
Paired with: Stewed pork cheeks
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!