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It’s finally March, and in Atlanta, we can actually see and feel signs of Spring approaching. What a great time of year to enjoy the rich and varied wines of the West Coast!  A taste of California is just what the doctor ordered, and this month’s wine pairings are going to impress and delight our guests!

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

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 The Arsonist Chardonnay from Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Luscious and rich with a seamless integration of oak and fruit characters, Matchbook’s 2014 The Arsonist Chardonnay showcases the quality of the Dunnigan Hills. Enticing aromas of creamy caramel and fresh pear mingle with nutmeg and butterscotch. Honey, Crenshaw melon and green fig bring this dense wine to life with hints of toasty oak in the mid-palate.  The Arsonist is big and creamy, yet welcoming in its nuanced synthesis of flavors.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Brassfield Estate “Eruption” from High Valley, Lake County.  The wine is described as,

“The 2013 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine exhibits aromas of blackberries, fresh baked bread, stewed plums, and a touch of tar, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with ripe blueberries, mixed berry tart, fresh tobacco leaf, and toasty vanilla notes. The texture of Eruption is perhaps its most distinguishing trait mouth-coating with an endless finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 St Huberts “The Stag” North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Coast, CA. The winemaker says,

“Blueberry, brown sugar, sweet-fruit, plum and blackberry aromas persist with hints of dark chocolate, elderberry and nutmeg characters.  Packed with exuberant and youthful black, red and blue fruit, complemented by notes of stewed capsicum, pepper and spice.”

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

2014 The Arsonist Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Shrimp Ceviche – lime, coconut, cucumber pico de gallo

2013 Brassfield Estate “Eruption”
38% Malbec, 36% Syrah, 38% Malbec, 36% Syrah,
Paired with: Chicken Fried Steak – sirloin, roasted potato, fennel-leek soubise

2015 St Huberts “The Stag” North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
78% Cabernet 14% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Elk Sliders – red wine-onion marmalade, asiago cheese

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!