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Right about the middle of the week, I think we all need a little mental vacation.  We don’t know about you, but this view of Napa Valley is seriously invoking some wanderlust! Can we just sit, have a sip and a nibble, and catch up in the sun for a while?

As we continue into May, SOHO celebrates the beautiful wines of Napa Valley, California, and comes up with some seriously delicious tapas to be paired with them!  We hope that we get so see you sometime with this week; don’t worry, we’ll be here.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday May 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through May 16th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc and offers the following tasting notes,

“With a pale gold hue, the 2015 vintage opens on the nose with the fresh, light scents of melon and white peach. A flintiness comes through on the palate—evoking the impression of a first summer rain—and an initial tartness carries throughout. Delicate flavors, along with the wine’s minerality, build toward a lingering finish, crisp and dry and calling you back for another refreshing sip.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 The Shepherd Estate Red.  The wine is described as,

“An intriguing nose of blackberry and red currants; with a touch of vanilla and cedar. The mouth is filled with juicy flavors of cassis, boysenberry, cherry and plum jam. Round tannins provide an opulent finish or red fruit and spice.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaker says,

“Vintage 2014 followed the excellent 2012 and 2013 and led to debates as to which vintage was “better”. Our sense is they are all very, very nhigh quality; had abundant sunshine, cool evenings and a dry harvest season. The even weather patterns in late September allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest to occur at a more relaxed pace, which is good for high-quality wine-making. While fermenting, our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon lots were deeply colored, richly textured and thus showed great promise.”

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

2015 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Salmon Ceviche- Grapefruit, Melon, Peach Pico de Gallo

2013 The Shepherd Estate Red
Syrah, Zinfandel, Tempranillo
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin- Purple Potato and Piquillo Hash, “Estate Red” Wine Reduction

2014 Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon
88% Cabernet, 12% Merlot
Paired with: Pork Confit Croquettes- Red Eye Gravy

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!