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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant continues to showcase wines and tapas from France and the USA on flight night, Wednesday, July 29. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 4.

Photo courtesy of Stonestreet winery.

Photo courtesy of Stonestreet winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Stonestreet Bear Point Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “The 2012 Estate Chardonnay delivers a distinct mineral backbone alongside a strong citrus element. Tangerine and marmalade emerge first from the glass, opening to a palate that cascades through peach and ocean spray—all culminating in a finish with surprising grip and acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage ‘Las Launes’ Rouge from France’s Rhône valley. The winemaker says of the wine, “The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well-rounded.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2010 Château du Trignon Gigondas from Rhone, France. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes: “A classical Gigondas, that has an overall elegant, yet complex profile, the 2010 Chteau du Trignon (a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) offers clean, pure aromas of garrigue, wild flowers, black tea, and mineral-laced red and black fruits. Silky and polished on the palate.”

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

2012 Bear Point Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Seared scallops with a citrus apple slaw

2012 Delas Freres Crozes-Hermitage ‘Las Launes’ Rouge
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled steak with goat cheese & pistachio

2010 Château du Trignon Gigondas
Paired with: Seared salmon with a roasted shallot vinaigrette

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!