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Right now in Atlanta, everything is covered in a heavy coating of green pollen which is inhaled and consumed by everyone who lives in this city.  So, the pertinent question should be, “What pairs well with tree pollen?”  Since we don’t have a great answer for that, let’s just stick with what we know, which are these lovely, complex California reds that have an amazing ability to cut through all the Spring green dust around here!

On a side note, our amazing new Chef de Cuisine, Joey Zelinka is creating dishes that we, and our guests are absolutely raving about!  If you haven’t tried our new tapas and specials, then hurry up and come see us, you won’t be disappointed!  Here’s a tissue, so bless you, Atlanta! Enjoy this week’s flight!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday March 29th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 4th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 La Petite Grace Pinot Noir from Monterey, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Deep, intense garnet color in the glass, aromas of black cherries, brown sugar and mocha set the stage for a robust palate of concentrated fruit flavors and textured mouthfeel, anchored by Pinot Noir’s signature smooth acidity. Round, soft and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, layers of black cherry, dark chocolate, spice and coffee bean unfold with earthy undertones of chaparral and truffle.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Ancient Peaks Renegade from Paso Robles.  The wine is described as,

“…concentrated red and black fruit aromas with suggestions of cedar, smoked bacon and high-toned oak. The palate is prodigious and intense, packed with velvety layers of boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry and cranberry, with trailing hints of vanilla, caramel, coffee and black pepper. The fruit extends lavishly into the finish, braced by fine, integrated tannins and juicy acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. The winemaker says,

“Full bodied with bright black cherry, blackcurrant and berry fruit with an underpinning of oak barrel accents on entry. The mid palate shows continued fruit with savory herbal notes, mint and a hint of violet. The finish is clean, long and layered with lingering dark fruit surrounded by soft chewy tannins balanced by crisp acidity and subtle floral notes.”

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

2015 La Petite Grace Pinot Noir
96% Pinot Noir, 2% Grenache, 2% Syrah
Paired with: BBQ Chicken Roulade, Corn-Maitake Mushroom Succotash

2014 Ancient Peaks Renegade
80% Syrah, 18% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Braised Oxtail- Potato Blini, Shaved Cremini-Leek Salad, Asiago

2014 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Lamb Tartare, Black Olive, Preserved Lemon, 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!