We at SOHO love a good success story, and the Pacific Northwest wine region is an amazing example of overcoming advertisty! Not only did the vinters prove the experts wrong, they’ve created a world-class wine region, and have not only succeeded in growing grapes, but expanded the range of viable grapes as well!
There are several top-tier winemakers making amazing wines here, and it’s not just the Pinot Noir, which of course, is exceptional. This week, we also showcase a Chenin Blanc and a Syrah that will stop you in your tracks. We invite you to sip and swirl some of the best wines that Washington and Oregon have to offer. We know you won’t be disappointed!
This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday September 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through September 26th.
First, SOHO will pour a 2015 L’Ecole Chenin Blanc from Columbia Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,
“This fresh and vibrant Chenin Blanc shows highly expressive aromatics of pink grapefruit, passion fruit and orange blossom, with flavors of lychee, tangerine and apple on a balanced, crisp mineral finish.”
Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills. The wine is described as,
“Floral black pepper and warm Christmas spice frame red fruit aromas of currant and pomegranate. The palate enjoys volume without heavy weight, and the punchy red fruits carry a savory depth that fills the front, mid, and back palate. The finish is lengthy and high toned, the silky tannins focused by bright, balanced acidity, suggesting a promising longevity in the cellar.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 K Milbrandt Syrah from Wahluke Slope. The winemaker says,
“Shimmering, this wine is alive with energy. Vibrant aromatics, red and black fruits and heaps of minerality on a long focused finish. Great today, great in ten years, the Great Milbrandt!”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joe Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
2015 L’Ecole Chenin Blanc
100% Chenin Blanc
Paired with: Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Chenin Blanc-Grapefruit Aioli
2014 Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Sirloin Au Poivre, Roasted Red Potato, Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce
2015 K Milbrandt Syrah
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread, Arugula, Carmelized Onion, Basil Whipped Goat Cheese
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!