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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will continue to feature the wines and flavors of Spain on flight night, Wednesday, April 15. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 21.
Bodegas Castano winery
First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Peza do Rei Mencia from Ribeira Sacra. The International Wine Cellar’s Josh Raynolds says, “Bright purple. Spicy, mineral-accented aromas of cherry pit and cassis, with anise and cracked pepper nuances and a hint of cola. Juicy, penetrating dark berry flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and gain sweetness with air. Closes with firm tannic grip and very good clarity, leaving spice and licorice notes behind. 90 Points.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Bodegas Castano Solanera from Yecla. The winemaker notes, “Dark cherry-red color. Ripe fruit, pleasant wooden notes. Complex nose, spiced and elegant. On the palate is rich, balanced, with elegant sweet round tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Torres Altos Ibericos Rioja Tempranillo from Alto Otero. The winemaker describes the wine, “Cherry red in color. A deep, clean nose displaying white floral and red fruit aromas, which combine harmoniously with oak-imparted notes of spices and toast. Fresh and velvety upon entry, it gradually unfolds across the palate to reveal fine, soft tannins.”

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

2011 Peza do Rei Mencia
100% Mencia
Paired with: Grilled steak paillard, bell peppers, garlic, and onion strings

2012 Bodegas Castano Solanera
65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha Tintorera
Paired with: Burgundy braised rabbit, mushrooms, olives and tomatoes

2010 Torres Altos Ibericos Rioja Tempranillo
Paired with: Roasted venison, sunchoke puree, bacon & onion jam

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!