Throughout May, flight night at SOHO Atlanta restaurant has featured the wines and flavors of Napa Valley. The tour finishes on Wednesday, May 25. The wine and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, May 31.
First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Stags Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes, “Aromas of lemon zest, tart white peach and crisp pear show generously in this refreshing cool-climate Chardonnay. On the palate, vibrant citrus fruit intensity is balanced by a wet stone core and nutty undertones. Focused, yet generous in style, the wine has notable acidity that maintains freshness and lasting lemon minerality that adds complexity.
Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir. The wine is described: “The 2013 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir intrigues with its rich array of red cherry, wild strawberry, pomegranate raspberry and spice. The core of red fruit is made complex with layers of sasssafrass, sandalwood and baking spice that build in intensity through the finish. With an opulent mouth-feel and ideal natural acidity, the wine has significant substance and depth, yet stays lively and lifting throughout.
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Cloissonne Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says, “A complex wine with layers of deep black fruits. Deep aromas of black cherry, cassis, black tea, cedar, cigar box and cocoa. Long finish with baking spices on the palate.”
SOHO’s executive chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapas plate to be paired with each wine.
2014 Stags Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay
Paired with: Lady Pea Hummus & Shaved Parma Ham on Toast
2013 Etude Carneros Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Duck confit spring roll & peanut sauce
2013 Cloisonne Cabernet Sauvignon
80% Cabernet, 20% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Red Wine Braised Oxtail & Fresh Pappardelle Pasta
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!