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Throughout March, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant has showcased the wines and flavors of California . The tour of the west continues on Wednesday, March 30. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, April 5.

Thomas Fogarty

Photo courtesy of Thomas Fogarty Winery

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir from Monterey. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Garnet in the glass, aromas of black cherries and brambly blackberry mingle with nuances of brown sugar and mocha. Soft and silky, yet powerful and full-bodied, the palate unfolds with rich layers of ripe plumbs, dark chocolate, barrel spice and coffee bean. A long, lingering finish imbues a lasting impression of dark, concentrated flavors.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Thomas Fogarty Cabernet Franc from the Santa Cruz mountains. The winemaker says, “We think very highly of the Santa Cruz Cabernet Franc. The unique flavor profile and expressive nature of these wines speak so clearly to their mountain origin. We find these wines loaded with dark  red fruit, spice and distinctive dried herb notes that are the result of low yielding vines grown in poor mountain soils.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker notes, “Classic cabernet flavors with moderate plus blackcurrant, cherry fruit and baking spice flavors on the entry. Sweet tobacco and savory herbal notes arrive on the mid-palate, along with beautifully balanced tannins that provide a structure that supports the wine through its perfectly balanced, clean fnish.”

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

2014 Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir
Paired with: House-cured Salmon, Spring Peas & Potato Chip

2012 Thomas Fogarty Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, White Bean Hummus & Luxardo Gastrique

2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Chicken Fried Bison Tartar, Gribiche Sauce

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!