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To say that we enjoy South American wines is an understatement!  While you’ll find all the usual suspects (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc etc…) in South America, there are a handful of lesser known varieties that have taken on a uniquely South American identity. You’ve got the familiars (like Malbec), and others are only now making a name for themselves outside of the Southern Hemisphere.  We aim to bring you as many as you can possibly enjoy!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday June 28th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through July 3rd.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Alcance Cabernet from Maule, Chile and offers the following tasting notes,

“The 2014 Alcance Cabernet is a true reflection of the two appellations from which it hails: the freshness imparted from the Maule grapes harmonizes beautifully with the superb structure of the Maipo fruit. This is a deep, intense, complex wine with aromas of maraschino cherries and cassis. The bright, vivacious palate explodes with fruit over powerful yet refined tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodega Catena Zapata San Carlos Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Argentina The wine is described as,

“The Catena Cabernet Franc Appellation El Cepillo presents a purple color with red ruby tones. The nose offers elegant aromas of spices, and fresh herbs as thyme and rosemary, red berries, cassis and raspberries, with layers of cedar. The mouthfeel is full and rich with cassis, raspberries flavors and notes of black pepper and oregano . The finish is bright and fresh with finely grained tannins.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Piatelli Grand Reserve Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. The winemaker says,

“Rich flavors of ripe plum, cherry and dark currant with notes of mocha. Velvet finish filled with hints of dark chocolate.”

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

2014 Alcance Cabernet 
100% Cabernet
Paired with: Pork Confit Croquettes, Cherry-Apple Jam

2014 Bodega Catena Zapata San Carlos Cabernet Franc 
100% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Roasted Purple Potato, Mole Rojo

2013 Piatelli Grand Reserve Malbec
100% Malbac
Paired with: Fried Firefly Calamari, Spanish Chorizo, Malbec 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!