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Throughout December, and beginning on Wednesday, December 2, SOHO will feature guest favorite wine and tapas from 2015 on flight night. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, December 8.

Rodney Strong

Photo courtesy of Rodney Strong Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with golden delicious yellow apple, baked pie spices and a hint of minerality on the long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. International Wine Cellar says “Bright ruby-red. Slightly tanky on the nose, but with enticing violet lift to the aromas of blackberry, cassis and bitter chocolate. Not especially complex but boasts good intensity and volume, and more sweetness than the more expensive 2011 Don Nicanor bottling. Finishes with gentle, ripe tannins and good length.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Of the wine, the winemaker says, “Rich deep dark berry color with creamy mocha- espresso flavors is the first impression of this wine. The tannins are well integrated with the fruit and create a long finish that keeps going. It’s full bodied with a saturated finish while accompanied by bright acidity and infused by black current and cooked blueberries fruit. Balanced and intense.”

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

2012 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Angel hair pasta, chopped clams, white wine, lemon spinach

2011 Nieto Senetiner Terroir Blend Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Espresso and cayenne rubbed petite filet, maple glazed carrots

2014 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Crispy braised short ribs, blackberry glaze, caramelized onions

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!