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Throughout March, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will showcase the wines and flavors of California . The tour of the west continues on Wednesday, March 16. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, March 22.

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Santa Rita Hills

First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Santa Barbara Winery Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir from the Santa Ynez Valley. KensWineGuide.com offers the following review: “This ruby colored Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills opens with a plum and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is black cherry with notes of oak. I also detected hints of strawberry licorice, earth, black pepper and espresso. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla ‘The Crew.’ The winemaker offers the following notes: “This year’s blend bursts with deep, dark Syrah aroma lifted with pure red berry Grenache notes. The touch of Sangiovese and Petite Sirah both lend a solid tannic backbone. In the mouth, the wine gains complexity from the youthful primary fruit flavors -baking spice and leather.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. The wine is described, “The palate is full of rich dark fruit flavors of cassis, black cherry and cola with herbaceous notes and a long finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.

2013 Santa Barbara Winery Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Ricotta Gnocchi, Spring Vegetables, Parmesan, Smoked Salt & Pepper

2013 Stolpman Vineyards La Cuadrilla ‘The Crew’
68% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 6% Petite Syrah, 6% Sangiovese
Paired with: Chicken Liver Pate Crostini, Pomegranate Molasses, Shallots, Celery, Peanuts

2013 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Lamb Kefta, Stewed Chick Peas, Harissa, Yogurt

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!