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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 22. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 28.

wine glassFirst, SOHO will pour a 2012 Robert Hall Red Rhone Blend from Paso Robles, California. Wine Enthusiast says of the ‘Cuvée de Robles’: “Based on Grenache and Syrah, this is an easy, everyday sort of red wine. It’s softly tannic, with a gentle mouthfeel that carries cherry jam, sweet cured tobacco and oak flavors.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes from France. A critic from Burghound says of the wine, “An attractively fresh nose of distinctly earthy red and dark currant aromas leads to precise, intense and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess better than average depth, length and balance for a wine at this level.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Chateauneuf du Pape AOC from Rhone, France. The winemaker says of this red blend, “Intense, yet elegant with red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and black currant harmoniously balanced by black pepper, eucalyptus, and leather notes. The freshness carries through the lengthy fi nish. A full-bodied wine with a delicate earthy component on the back palate and attractive tannins.”

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

2012 Robert Hall Red Rhone Blend
Paired with: Peppercorn-crusted venison with strawberry jam & roasted shallot

2012 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Bison meatballs with Gruyere and marinara

2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Paired with: Chili-rubbed pork cheeks, confit red bliss potatoes 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!