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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase the wines and tapas of Napa Valley, California, on flight night, Wednesday, May 20. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 26.

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

Photo courtesy of Miner Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Miner Viogner Simpson Vineyard. The winemaker notes, “Grower John Simpson’s sustainably-farmed vineyard in the warm, sunny Madera region of Central California has been our Viognier source since 1997. Whole cluster-pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks, this vibrant Viognier displays tropical and stone fruit characteristics with a consistent balance of natural acidity and intense concentration.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Charles Krug Merlot. Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 89 points and said, “A finely made Merlot with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Petit Verdot blended in. It offers soft red currant fruit, with a nice integration of tannins on the palate. There’s a long grip of black pepper and clove on the finish, and the wine is balanced in weight and alcohol.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet. From the winery: “The aromas are rich, ripe and enticing, with sweet fruit layers of plum, Bing cherry and cassis, as well as notes of mocha, roasted coffee, cedar and baking spices, all supported by delicious hints of French oak. On the palate, this wine is supple and round, with balanced tannins, weighty texture and a smooth, mouthfilling structure. Though there are abundant ripe red and black fruit flavors, there is also an elegant complexity to this wine that comes from artful blending.”

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

2013 Miner Viognier Simpson Vineyard
100% Viognier
Paired with: Grilled shrimp and vegetable avocado salsa

2011 Chrales Krug Merlot 150
84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Seared NY strip with watermelon zucchini salad

2012 Chappelleet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet
39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Paired with: Crispy braised beef rib, apricot glaze and carmelized 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!