No argument here: Napa Valley is just pure FUN! You can’t beat the great wine, fantastic food, and beautiful views from over 500 wineries in this 30 mile long valley. Aside from being known for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, you will find many different varieties of wines that make up this wine drinker’s utopia!
For the month of May, SOHO is featuring the shining stars of Napa Valley, California. Chef Joey Zelinka creates some delectable tapas to pair with the wines, and we are certain that you’ll enjoy every. single. one. of them!
This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday May 3rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through May 9th.
First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc, and offers the following tasting notes,
“As with Robert Mondavi’s very first vintage of this innovative style of sauvignon blanc, our 2015 Fumé Blanc adds rich layers of fruit to sauvignon blanc’s mouthwatering freshness. Lemon crème, vine-ripened white peach and guava are joined by a subtle yet intriguing hint of ginger on a creamy wave of flavor.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Swanson Cygnet Merlot. The wine is described as,
“2012 was a warm vintage, which is reflected in the depth of flavor and generous mouth feel of this wine. Deep purple-hued red color, and an array of black fruits more commonly associated with Cabernet lead to a mouthful of velvety, ripe tannins. Lingering notes of cocoa, clove and black cherry echo long after the wine is swallowed.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says,
“The 2012 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque dark ruby in color. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and black currant lead into cocoa powder, spice, and integrated oak nuances. The wine has great depth and a richness to the black fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is soft and velvety, with a lengthy finish highlighted by refined tannins .”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
2015 Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc
96 % Sauvignon Blanc 4 % Semillon
Paired with: Tuna Ceviche with Tangerine, Shaved Pear, Fennel
2012 Swanson Cygnet Merlot
83% Merlot, 10% Cabernet, 7% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Duck Confit Wontons, Cherry-Soy Sauce
2012 Atalon Cabernet Sauvignon
94% Cabernet, 6% Merlot
Paired with: Prime Beef Carpaccio, Manchego, Atalon Aioli
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!