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Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour begins on Wednesday, May 4. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 10.

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Photo courtesy of Hendry Vineyards

First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Hendry Rosé. The winemaker says of the wine, “Deep pink color. Herbal and strawberry flavors and medium-high acid.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Sean Minor ‘Nicole Marie’ Red Blend. The winemaker provides the following tasting notes on the wine: “Our Napa Valley Nicole Marie Blend is deep ruby in color and displays aromas of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich and spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2011 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is described, “Chocolate-covered cherries, Herbs de Provence, fresh boysenberries, and
a hint of tarragon waft from the glass to the nose. Deeply rich, provocative flavors of black licorice, rhubarb, and Asian plum round out the palate. This is a full-bodied wine yet its soft supple tannins lend to a silky smooth finish.”

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

2014 Hendry Rosé
47% Zinfandel, 20% Primitivo, 9% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc, 7% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Bluepoint Oysters, Pickle Granita, Diced Cucumber

2013 Sean Minor ‘Nicole Marie’ Red Blend
51% Merlot, 29% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Petite Sirah
Paired with: Pork Rillette on Toast, Luxardo Cherries, Shallots & Herbs

2011 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Cocoa & Fennel Rubbed Beef Tataki, Charred Scallions, Steak 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!