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SOHO Atlanta Restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of Sonoma County, California, throughout the month of August. The tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, August 5. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 11.

Photo courtesy of Garnet wines.

Photo courtesy of Garnet wines.

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Custard Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “Our beautifully crafted 2013 Custard Chardonnay is rich, creamy and voluptuous on the nose featuring aromas of lemon crème brulee and graham cracker crust along with toasty almond and vanilla notes from French oak aging. This wine is marked by crisp tropical fruit. It is distinctively complex with a subtle combination of vanilla, cream and warm citrus fruit notes.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Garnet Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The winemaker describes creating the wine, as well as the taste, “2013 was a special year for the Sonoma Coast appellation as the mild growing season and dry summer and fall kept rains away until well after the fruit was picked. The mild fall weather meant that Sonoma Coast experienced a “classic” vintage. The grapes were hand-picked at night and early morning to retain freshness and acidity…Oak aging, with French oak and a touch of American for vanilla and spice notes, contributed body, finesse and well-balanced character.”

Finally, will pour a 2012 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red. The winemaker says of the wine, “Richly concentrated, juicy and dense with woodland berries, ripe dark cherry, bergamot and fig, handsomely accentuated by nuances of warm spice and molten dark chocolate. Supple and beautifully complex with stunning depth creating perfect harmony between both texture and flavor all the while offering a lengthy, generous, decadent finish.”

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

2013 Custard Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Smoked trout taco with chipotle honey, salsa & roasted corn

2013 Garnet Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Steak tartare with capers, tomatoes, shallots & toast points

2012 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red Blend
Zinfandel, Petite Verdot, Sangiovese, Petit Sirah and Malbec
Paired with: Crispy short rib with lemon whipped potatoes & chimmi churri

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!