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It’s finally cold in Atlanta, (just in time for Christmas) and many of us are drinking delicious reds, eating richer dishes, and generally enjoying the beauty of the season.  This is an amazing time at SOHO, as we get to reflect on our wonderful year, and begin to make new plans for wine and cuisine in 2017.

As we roll through December, we bring back the most popular wines of the year to make their final showing!  This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 21st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 27th.

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 L’ Arco Rosso del Veronese, from Rosso del Veronese IGT, and offers the following tasting notes,

“This medium bodied red is laced with dark cherries, tobacco and a hint of lavender supported by gripping tannins and a lengthy finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial Reserva from Rioja, Spain.  The wine is described as,

“Color: Deep ruby red. Aroma: Complex combination of ripe fruit and well integrated oak. Taste: Rich and smooth with great length and finesse.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“The Diamond Dust Vineyard, located just north of Healdsburg, produces marvelously rich and supple Merlot. The micro climate is of critical importance. Summer mornings are usually foggy and very cool but warm sunshine follows and mid-90’s temperatures are common in the afternoons. Most evenings the fog rolls in again and the vineyards cool down to the mid-40s.”

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

2010 L’ Arco Rosso del Veronese
50% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 15% Sangiovese, 5% Molinara
Paired with: Manchego Stuffed Medjool Dates, Grapes, Honey & Herbs

2007 Bodegas Palacio Especial Reserva
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Bresaola Carpaccio, Shaved Parmesan, Capers, Shallots, Creamy Dijon

2013 Trig Point Diamond Dust Merlot
100% Merlot
Paired with: Spanish Chorizo & Chocolate on Toast

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).

Have a very happy holiday from our family to yours!