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While many think of February as the month of hearts and love, is there a better way to celebrate than with the love of wine?  We don’t think so!  Our love of wine is highlighted this month with one of our very favorite regions: Italy!  Our Italian love affair shows in this month’s wines and tapas, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday February 1st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 7th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 G. D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba from Piedmont, Italy, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Brilliant purple color. Small red fruits, sour cherry, violet and hay: an aromatic range that reminds of summer walks in the mountains… and exciting vinosity that reigns in the cellar in September.  Soft, open in the mouth and balanced, it has delicate tannins accompanied by fresh acidity.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 DiGiovanna Siciliani Rosso from Sicily.  The wine is described as,

“Deep red in color with shades of violet. Plush nose, black cherry and blueberries, a hint of bitter chocolate and impressive palate for this great food wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo from Chianti Classico, Italy.  The winemaker says,

“Bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins.”

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

2015 G. D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba 
100% Dolcetto
Paired with: Roast Beef Sliders, Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Sauce

2013 DiGiovanna Siciliani Rosso
35% Cab Sauv, 35% Merlot, 15% Nero d’Avola, 15% Syrah
Paired with: Patak Slab Bacon, Blackberry Sauce

2012 Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Paired with: Lamb Bolognese, Pappardelle Pasta, Yogurt, Fresh Mint

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!