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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of California on flight night, Wednesday, March 11. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 17.

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

Photo courtesy of Michael David winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County. The winemaker says, “This Pinot Nair greets you with medium to light ruby color, and a wonderful smoky nose with vanilla and caramel notes. Barrel aged for 17 months in French Oak, this wine has a soft silky entry showing classic flavors of cherry, rose petal, and exotic spices. [The wine is] light and balanced with fruit and earthy tones.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Michael David Petite Petit from Lodi. The wine is described, “Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied,whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel from Lodi. The winemaker notes, “deep, opaque garnet color. Enticing aromas of dried red currant, brambly blackberry and vanilla delight the senses. An impressive concentration of flavors offer waves of sweet raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry pie, enriched by notes of sweet tobacco, pepper and hints of cola. Silky, plush tannins float through the lingering finish, balanced by light touch of acidity. This wine has the elegance and balance of a fine Cabernet, yet retains the juicy, exuberant personality that is uniquely Zinfandel.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, has created a tapas plate to pair with each California wine.

2011 Deep Sea Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled salmon and pineapple with avocado dressing

2012 Michael David Petite Petit
85% Petite Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Bison sliders with pecorino ginepro and escarole

2012 Mettler “Epicenter” Zinfandel
85% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet
Paired with: Chicken curry with bananas and sweet potatoes

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!