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SOHO continues our tour of lovely wineries from various regions in Italy!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 14th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through Tuesday, September 20th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Antinori Castello della Sala Chardonnay from Umbria IGT.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“A brilliant yellow in color with greenish highlights, the wine shows fresh and complex aromas with delicate notes of tropical fruit such as pineapple and of citrus fruit, hazelnut butter, and vanilla. It is a wine of good structure, elegance, and a mineral character perceptible in its vibrant and balanced acidity, well fused with the notes of fruit.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia from Bolgheri. The wine is described as,

“The late ripening of the grapes have made it possible to express the crispness and freshness of the fruit to best effect. What is striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate: silky, refined and without any sharp edges, albeit with a lower density than in hotter vintages. Le Volte dell’Ornellaia is a balanced, harmonious and very drinkable wine thanks in particular to the beautiful Merlots of 2014.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Querciabella Mongrana from Toscana IGT. The winemaker says,

“A very hot summer with drought-like conditions followed by heavy rainfall shortly before harvest led to excellent grape maturation in 2012. Harvest took place between late August and early September. This vintage produced well-proportioned wines: fruit-forward without excessive alcohol content.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created tapas plates for each of the wines!

2014 Antinori Castello della Sala
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Pork Belly, Champagne Grapes

2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia
70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Braised Oxtail Pot Pie

2012 Querciabella Mongrana
50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).

We look forward to seeing you soon!