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Did you know that if you drank a new wine each night, it would take 8 years to drink your way through France?  Boy, do we like a good challenge!

With over 200 indigenous wine varieties–from the well-known Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, to the lesser-known Prunelard and Savagnin, there’s an amazing array of options to try!  We are going to have so much fun exploring 11 of our favorite regions!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday July 5th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through July 11th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Famille Hugel Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France 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 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage from Crozes-Hermitage. 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 2015 Chateau Cap L’ Ousteau Haut-Medoc from Haut Medoc. 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 Famille Hugel Pinot Blanc
50% Pinot Blanc, 50% Auxerroir
Paired with: Pickled Cucumber, Lemon Crab Salad, Salmon Roe

2014 Delas Freres Crozes Hermitage
100% Syrah
Paired with: Prosciutto & Provolone Arancini, Arugula Pesto

2015 Chateau Cap L’ Ousteau Haut-Medoc
62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet,5% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Sirloin, Seared Polenta Cake, Blackberry Romesco Sauce

 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!