Some of the most drinkable (and certainly enjoyable) wines come out of Sonoma County, and we’re having a ball picking our favorites to share with our guests! This week we have a lovely fruity Sauvignon Blanc, a rich Zinfandel, and an elegant Cabernet for you to try! Did we mention the tapas? Chef Joe’s small plates are TO DIE FOR, so come hungry! A little sip, and a little nosh will pick your spirits right up!
This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday August 9th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through August 15th.
First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,
“The aroma is a beautiful balance of young white peach flesh, papaya, and delicate white blossom. There is a pervasive vein of minerality and fresh pine sap. The entry is bright and focused. On the palate, notes of candied grapefruit dance with flavors of summer melon and lime zest. The finish is clean and soft with balanced acidity.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 St Francis Old Vine Zinfandel from Sonoma County. The wine is described as,
“This rich, medium-bodied “Old Vines” Zinfandel reveals abundant aromas of dark red berries, cherry compote and warm spice. Lingering, bright flavors follow, with notes of boysenberry pie, fresh cranberry and a touch of white pepper. The finish is long, smooth and a little spicy.”
“It has a classic bouquet bursting with berries, cassis and spice. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are blended in to add depth and elegance, further enhancing the bright berry flavors and lively acidity.”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
2016 Mauritson Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Moules Frites – PEI Mussels, Fries, Sauvignon Blanc-Garlic Broth
2014 St Francis Old Vine Zinfandel
83% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Mixed Blacks, 1% Primitivo
Paired with: Braised Pork Belly, Mushroom-Cheese Grits and Cherry-White Balsamic Gastrique
2013 Schug Cabernet Sauvignon
76% Cabernet; 9% Merlot; 7% Malbec; 5% Cab Franc; 3% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Roasted Purple Potatoes, Cabernet Demi
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!