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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA throughout the month of July. The tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, July 1. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 7.

Photo courtesy of Les Cadrans de Lassegue

Photo courtesy of Les Cadrans de Lassegue

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Marc Bredif Chenin Blanc “Classic” from Vouvray, France. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes: “One the nose, there is a fine bouquet. Full aromas of white flowers and yellow fruit, such as pears. One finds citrus notes, such as grapefruit. It is a lovely wine, ripe and refreshing.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Les Cadrans de Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from Cote de Saint-Émilion, France. The winemaker says of the red blend, “Beautifully rich in color, with an enticing bouquet of spice and black fruit. One the palate, the wine is refine and elegant, with a long lasting finish of soft, silky tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Ministry of the Vinterior Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California.  The winemaker describes the process of creating the Pinot: “Pinot Noir aficionados agree that the best California Pinot Noir comes from the Russian River Valley where early morning fog, warm days, an afternoon breeze from the sea and cool nights combine to make for some very happy Pinot Noir grapes. The higher alcohol content speaks to the warmer microclimate of the vineyards.”

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

2013 Marc Bredif Chenin Blanc “Classic”
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Coriander-crusted Ahi tuna with grapefruit, pickled asparagus & avocado cream

2011 Les Cadrans de Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken roulade with proscuitto, sage, fontina & English Pea puree

2010 Ministry of the Vinterior Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Marinated hanger steak with sweet beet compound butter, apples, radish

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!