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Do you love New World wines as much as we do? For September, we continue to explore the Pacific Northwest region vineyards and pick our favorites for you! This week we have a steel barrel Chardonnay, a delightfully smooth Pinot Noir, and a full bodied red blend that will win your heart.  Chef Joe has created three perfectly paired small plates for your optimal dining experience, so come see us before they sell out!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 13th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through September 19th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Chehalem Inox Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Rich, white and yellow fruit is in the forefront, with peaks of citrus zest, light spice and mineral, honey, and white blossoms. On the palate we see slightly bruised apple with the tartness of Granny Smiths, dried mango, finishing out to a long, broad, rich finish. This is INOX at the pinnacle of balance, profiting from the ripe summer and the cooler harvest period to give us both richness and acid, as well as great purity of fruit.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Anne Amie Vineyards Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.  The wine is described as,

“AROMA – dark cherry, sweet tobacco, dusty road, orange peel, maple candy, cardamom, black tea, kirsch FLAVOR – sweet dark cherries and berries, forest floor, anise, dark chocolate nibs, chai, hint of black pepper FINISH – long with rich, smooth tannins and acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Slight of Hand Cellars Spellbinder from Columbia Valley.  The winemaker says,

“Elegant and full bodied, while still approachable, it boasts fresh fruit aromas and flavors of black cherries, raspberries, and currants, with just a hint of cedar from older French oak barrels in which it was aged. The tannins are completely resolved, providing a plush textured finish, bouyed by its fresh acidity.”

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

2014 Chehalem Inox Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Apple Cider Salmon Ceviche, Honeydew Pico

2015 Anne Amie Vineyards Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese, Pickled Onion

2015 Slight of Hand Cellars Spellbinder
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Smoked Grits, Cherry-Spellbinder Reduction

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!