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South America is famous for Malbec, but they do so much more than just that!  Chile is a major player with a tremendous number of wineries that offer beautiful and complex wines to enjoy.

The location of Chile’s major wine region and capital are typical of a cool climate. The valleys along the coast collect cool air as it travels up the Andes. Chile produces peppery and earthy Cabernet Sauvignon in a style very similar to Bordeaux.  Enjoy our perfectly paired wine and tapa features this week!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday June 7th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through June 13th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc Reserva from Central Valley, Chile, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Pale yellow. Aromas reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits with touches of citrus. Silky palate with a good acid structure and long aftertaste.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Santa Rita Secret Reserve from Maipo Valley, Chile.  The wine is described as,

“Color: Intense violet color, Aroma: The predominating aromas of red fruits such as plums, cherries, and raspberries, along with black currants and blackberries are complemented by very elegant and subtle notes of violets, vanilla, cloves and a touch of cocoa. Taste: Lush palate is fresh and juicy with good depth and soft, ripe tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Lapostelle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon from Apalta, Chile. The winemaker says,

“Color: Dark and deep red with ruby edges. Nose: Very elegant nose with aromas of fresh red fruit such as raspberries and cherries, cas-
sis and delicate toasted notes.  Palate: Concentrated and balanced. Persistent tannins and medium acidity. Great fruit character and a long finish.”

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

2016 Las Mulas Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Tuna Ceviche, Orange-Spinach Chimichurri, Lime and Cilantro

2015 Santa Rita Secret Reserve
53% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Carménère
Paired with: Bresaola Flatbread, Arugula, Pickled Shallot, Drunken Goat Cheese Sauce

2014 Lapostelle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon
90% Cabernet; 10% Carmenère.
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Roasted Purple Potato, Lapostolle Butter

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!