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We’re so happy to be celebrating the spirit of France and its wines on Bastille Day! Granted, our July flight feature IS France, but it’s a happy coincidence to be able to celebrate the unity of the French people as well!  Join the party this week, try some of our delicious wines and their tapas, and let’s raise our glasses to this amazing country!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday July 12th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through July 18th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” from Sancerre, Loire Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Les Baronnes” is typical of the Sancerre appellation and the Domaine Henri Bourgeois style. Subtle yet powerful, its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir. Crispy, and fruity this wine has some lime, apple and gunflint aromas balanced by ripe tropical and yellow orchard fruits.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Maison L’ Envoyé Morgan Côte du Py from Beaujolias, Burgundy. The wine is described as,

“The 2014 Morgon shows aromas of ripe raspberries and boysenberries complemented by underlying orange rind nuances. Sweet wild strawberries and garrigue flavors emerge on the deeply layered palate which is held together with seamless fine grained tannins and a distinct, acid driven minerality.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Boutinot “Les Coteaux Schisteux” Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages from Côtes du Rhone. The winemaker says,

“.. the nose is explosive, plush and opulent as ever, layered with exotic spice, cracked black pepper and of course streaked with crushed vanillin. The palate is instantly appealing, polished and smooth on entry but steeped in depth and texture as the flavours swirl around, lengthen and delight.”

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

2016 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes”
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Grilled Swordfish Skewers, Sancerre-Saffron Aioli 

2014 Maison L’ Envoyé Morgan Côte du Py
100% Gamay Noir
Paired with: Fried Goat Cheese Stuffed Wontons, Orange-Raspberry Marmalade

2013 Boutinot “Les Coteaux Schisteux” Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 
80% Grenache Noir, 20% Syrah
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, Roasted Mushroom and Onion, Steak 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!