Throughout the month of October, SOHO will showcase the wines and flavors the Pacific Northwest. The tour continues on flight night Wednesday, October 21. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, October 27.
First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “The Canoe Ridge Estate Chardonnay is refined and elegant and offers apple and citrus aromas with a clean, refreshing finish. We age the wine in lighter French oak barrels to maintain the fresh, elegant style of this Chardonnay.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Elk Cove Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon. The winemaker describes the wine: “Deep cherry red with juicy raspberry and red cherry on the nose. The palate is bursting with dark Bing cherries, ripe raspberries, baking spices and black plums. Elements of pepper, coffee and chocolate balance the intense fruit flavors while soft ripe tannins lend structure and a lengthy finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Three Rivers Wines ‘Rivers Red’ from Columbia Valley, Washington. The winemaker says, “The dominance of Merlot creates a soft and supple wine, while the Sangiovese and Syrah add balanced structure, complexity and savory notes to this blend. This approachable wine has fruit forward notes of berry, strawberry pie, ripe cherry, cola and spice with a smooth finish and well-rounded tannins.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.
2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay
Paired with: Cedar-smoked salmon with dill potato hash and lemon oil
2013 Elk Cove Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Braised lamb shoulder roulade with rosemary roasted peppers, pine nuts and gremolata
2012 Three Rivers Wines ‘Rivers Red’
44% Merlot, 33% Sangiovese, 16% Syrah, 3% Cabernet, 2% Cab Franc, 2% Blaufrankisch
Paired with: Cola-braised pork ribs, roasted sweet potatoes and root beer glaze
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!