Hello Fall! With the cooler weather setting into Atlanta, it’s a great time to be sitting on a patio, and drinking red wines. September brings Pacific Northwest wines at SOHO, and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer our guests some of our favorites! Come familiarize yourself with this region, and enjoy the wines and their tapas pairings!
Why is the Pacific Northwest so unique? Washington State and Oregon are amazing wine producing states, each in their own right. What sets them apart from many other New World wine producing areas is their ability to straddle the stylistic fence. Their warm weather days and cool nights is what gives them the lively ripe fruit of New World wines with the refreshing acidity of Old World wines.
This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 6th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through September 12th.
First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé from Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,
“We are proud to celebrate more than a decade of Rosé production at Stoller Family Estate. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, this Pinot Noir Rosé is exquisitely aromatic with strong notes of ruby red grapefruit and citrus. The palate shows tropical fruits while remaining bright and balanced by mouthwatering acidity.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Point North Pinot Noir from Oregon. The wine is described as,
“Our Oregon Pinot Noir is deep garnet in color with complex aromas of raspberry, blackberry and black pepper with a touch of leather. On the palate, the wine is medium- bodied with dark fruit flavors, raspberries and earthy spice notes. The wine has a bright mouth feel integrated with soft round tannins for a lengthy and complex finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2013 Chateau St Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend from Columbia Valley. The winemaker says,
“The Indian Wells Red Blend is an easy to enjoy red from warmer climate vineyards. The wine reflects the rich, round powerful style of Washington fruit, highlighting seven varietals. It is a true example of the art of blending. The wine offers jammy boysenberry flavors from the Syrah with a luscious concentration from the Merlot.”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
2016 Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Ahi Tuna Crudo, Grapefruit Marmalade
2014 Point North Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Roasted Fingerling Potato, Pinot Butter
2013 Chateau St Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend
52% Syrah, 29% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Grenache, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Lamb Meatballs, Molé Rojo
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!