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Throughout the month of October, SOHO will showcase the wines and flavors the Pacific Northwest.  The tour begins on flight night Wednesday, October 7. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 13.

Photo courtesy of Willakenzie winery.

Photo courtesy of Willakenzie winery.

First, SOHO will pour a 2012 Willakenzie Estate ‘Gisele’ Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The wine is described, “The 2012 Gisele Pinot Noir is ruby red and purple. It has aromas of vanilla, cherry, cedar and blood orange. The palate is mouth-filling and round with juicy black raspberries. This Pinot Noir has lingering fresh fruit and spice on the finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills ‘Les Chevaux’ from Washington. The winemaker notes, “This lively red blend presents rose petal aromas and dark fruit cherry flavors, followed by smooth tannins that lead into a vibrant finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec from Columbia Valley, Washington. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Deep and inviting, brimming with plum and bramble fruits. This Malbec comes together with sweet oak, viscous texture and medium-tannins on a lingering, open fruit finish.

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

2012 Willakenzie Estate ‘Gisele’ Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled pork tenderloin roulade – spinach, figs & orange, blood orange reduction

2012 Columbia Crest H3 Horse Heaven Hills ‘Les Chevaux’
60% Syrah, 27% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Viognier, 2% Malbec, 3% other
Paired with: Pepper-crusted flat iron, charred broccoli, and blue cheese cream

2011 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Fettuccini marinara, ground Bison, roasted portabellas and grated Pecorino

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!