Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant will feature the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour continues on Wednesday, May 11. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 17.
First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Monticello Vineyards Chardonnay from the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes: “This wine displays a pale golden tone, with brilliant clarity. I find expressive bright aromas of green apple and pear, integrating nicely with richer aromas of honey, light butterscotch and hints of truffle. On the palate, the wine has a light beam of bright acidity, balanced by a full-bodied creamy texture, which lends itself to the lingering finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir from Mitsuko’s Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley. The wine is described, “Our 2012 Pinot Noir has deep enticing aromas of red and black cherries and olallieberry accented by dried porcini mushroom, dark tea, sweet spices and wisps of incense. The wine is silky and seamless in the mouth, balancing fleshiness with perfect acidity and an opulent mouthfeel.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker offers the following notes: “Aromatics of bing cherries, dusted, farm-ripe strawberries, red cassis and dark olive. There’s a rich, dense, dark fruit core, with lifted floral and earth tones. Plus dark fruit defines the forefront. Dark berries and cherries flow forth, creating a nice mid-palate density. Dark fruits, spicebox, tobacco, dark chocolate tones fill out the finish.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.
2014 Monticello Vineyards Chardonnay
Paired with: Grilled Salmon Belly, Bean Sprouts, Grated Radish, Ginger & Ponzu Sauce
2012 Clos Pegase Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Crispy Maitake Mushroom & Spiced Mayo
2013 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin Kabab, Romesco Sauce & Bread Salad
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!