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What a quick month it’s been! We finish up this last week of August with a few of our favorite Sonoma County wines, and we think you’ll be pleased!  A Gewürztraminer, a Zin, and a Cab that are delicious in their own right, but when paired with Chef Joe’s tapas, just come to life! Stop by and see us; you won’t be disappointed!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday August 23rd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through August 29th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer from the Sonoma Coast, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Alluring aromas of ripe pears, tropical fruit, peach blossoms, and zesty lemon complement the 2015 vintage’s mouth-filling and rounded texture. A beautiful expression of 158 years of Gewürztraminer expertise, this pairs with everythingfrom Asian cuisine, to Thanksgiving turkey, to a sunny afternoon.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Valravn Old Vine Zinfandel from Dry Creek & Russian River.  The wine is described as,

“Layers of richness and complexity wrap around a core of wild strawberry and
raspberry. Intoxicatingly aromatic with scents of mocha, espresso roast, violets and ripe red berries. Rich on the palate with flavors of framboise, blackberry compote, and hints of licorice-laced black pepper.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“This Cabernet shows mountain intensity in its rich blackberry, black currant and cassis -avors. It’s bone dry, with thick but refined long tannins, and brightened by a burst of fruit and acidity. Blended with a little Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for complexity, it drinks beautifully now, and will age for a decade or longer.”

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

2015 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer
100% Gewürztraminer
Paired with: Shrimp Ceviche, Lemon, Peach & Pickled Ginger Salad

2014 Valravn Old Vine Zinfandel 
100% Zinfandel
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast-Red Flannel Hash, Zinfandel Butter

2013 Kendall Jackson Cabernet Sauvignon
94% Cabernet 2% Malbec 2% Petit Verdot 1.7% Cab Franc 0.3% Merlot
Paired with: Prime Sirloin Skewers, Roasted Green Chile Chimichurri

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!