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South America produces some incredible varieties of wine that we at SOHO get pretty excited about!  We’ve got a couple of Argentinian gems this week, plus one from Uruguay that will knock your socks off!

Part of the fun of bringing you these wines for you to try is creating tapas to pair with them, and we’re proud to say that Chef Joe is up to the challenge.  We hope you come hungry, because you will not leave disappointed!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday June 14th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through June 20th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodega Garzón Tannat from Uruguay and offers the following tasting notes,

“The 2014 Tannat has the classic flavors of a cooler year with a nice mix of red and black fruit along with white pepper and other spices. The mouth is rich, vibrant, and fresh with juicy and lively tannins. There is a beautifully balanced energy to the wine as the vineyards start to age.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Finca Decero Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.  The wine is described as,

“Continuing in the hallmark style of Malbec from Remolinos Vineyard, this vintage shows the intense violet aromatics and bright freshness and acidity which has come to define Decero Malbec. Elegant tannin complexity reflects beautifully integrated oak tannins following 14 months in French oak.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodega Catena Zapata Red Blend from Valle de Uco, Argentina. The winemaker says,

“Black fruit and flowers from Uco Valley Malbec laced with spicy Petit Verdot. Malbec lends freshness and smoothness, while Petit Verdot grants volume and persistence, conferring a lush, rich attack and wonderful length to the blend.”

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

2014 Bodega Garzón Tannat
100% Tannat
Paired with: Lamb Meatballs, Curry-Goat Cheese Sauce

2014 Finca Decero Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Prime Sirloin Carpaccio, Manchego, Decero Wine Aioli

2014 Bodega Catena Zapata Red Blend
92% Malbec; 8% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Moules Frites

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!