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SOHO Atlanta restaurant will continue to showcase with wines and tapas of South America on flight night, Wednesday, June 10. The wines and tapas showcased on Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, June 16.

Photo courtesy of Montes Alpha winery.

Photo courtesy of Montes Alpha winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Montes Alpha Chardonnay from Casablanca Valley, Chile. The winemaker says of the wine, “Very distinguished golden color. The nose offers outstanding notes of ripe tropical fruits, “golden berries,” bananas, peaches, apricots and grapefruit, along with the asparagus notes that are characteristic of Chardonnay from Casablanca. Its 10 months in contact with French oak also confers elegant notes of toast and vanilla and heightens the lactic notes of butter and toffee. The palate is fresh with pleasing acidity, medium volume, and a long and very pleasing finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Casas del Bosque Carmenere from Rapel Valley, Chile. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Intensely violet in color, on the nose this wine exhibits heady notes of cedar, bacon fat, and graphite with just a hint of fresh lavender. In the mouth, an initial attack of black cherry, sweet tobacco and cinnamon gives way to just a touch of earthiness and ripe bell pepper. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity combine to give good balance and length.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker notes, “The aroma is very expressive, revealing a floral and red fruit profile of violet, raspberry and cherry, with marked aromas of toasted coffee and chocolate. On the palate, the wine is characterized by a broad and sweet mouthfeel and delicate tannins.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each South American wine.

2013 Montes Alpha Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Lump crab gratin, herbs & citrus

2013 Casas del Bosque Carmenere
100% Carmenere
Paired with: Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, mustard shallot vinaigrette

2012 Terrazas del los Andes Reserva Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Herb-roasted lamb loin, port reduction and gremolata

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!