Throughout January, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase red varietals from around the world. The world tour continues on Wednesday, January 13. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, January 19.
First, SOHO will pour a 2011 Luca Double Select Syrah from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker describes the wine, “The nose is like walking into a gentleman’s poker palor: aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Well-structured tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries, ground black pepper and just a hint of rhubarb.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Famille Perrin ‘Coudoulet de Beaccastel’ Côtes du Rhône from Rhone, France. Wine Spectator says: “A floral, open style, with honeysuckle and orange blossom notes leading the way backed by an enticing core of white peach flavors. A flicker of talc adds length on the pure finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Napa Cellars Dyer Vineyard Syrah from Napa Valley. The winemaker notes “The Napa Cellars 2012 Dyer Syrah showcases vibrant aromas of blueberry and boysenberry with graphite and slate notes resting on the nose. Intense and enticing flavors of warm blueberry pie coat the palate. This wine holds a great presence with full-bodied mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins, complete with a very dry finish.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Scott Warren, and sous chef, Chris Lyons, have created a tapas plate to pair with each wine.
2011 Luca Double Select Syrah
Paired with: Duck Confit, Spinach, Mushrooms, Fresh Fettuccine Pasta
2012 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Rouge
40% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Paired with: Italian Beef Slider, Mozzarella & Marinara
2012 Napa Cellars Dyer Vineyard Syrah
Paired with: Roasted Pork Butt, Creamy Polenta, Corn Milk Gravy
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!