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One of our favorite quotes is actually a line out of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith: in which Brad Pitt states, “Sometimes in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.” This true for our December reflections, and of SOHO’s Flight Nights this month!

In December, we bring back the most popular wines of the year to make their final showing, and we begin to look forward to what 2017 will bring us!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 14th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 20th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Waterbrook Reserve Malbec, from Columbia Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“The wine offers aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler and boysenberry preserves. Elegant tannins and a lingering finish of chocolate and sweet oak make this a very approachable wine.”

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 2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.  The winemaker says,

“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 finish.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2013 Waterbrook Reserve Malbac
100% Malbac
Paired with: Grilled Flatbread, Cana de Cabra, Strawberry, Basil, Balsamic

2014 Le Volte Dell ’Ornellaia
70% Merlot, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Carrot Escabeche, Carrot Puree

2013 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Cilantro, Peanuts

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 can’t wait to see you!