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For October, we’re switching things up a bit: we’ve picked 3 very different wines to pair with a particular type of food to explore the versatility of wine!  This week, you can enjoy these delightful wines with Chef Joey’s incredible beef tapas. 

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday October 25th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 31st.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2016 Stolpman Para Maria Syrah from Santa Barbara, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Para Maria already shows off its breadth and complexity at a tender young age. Lively, peppy balance and juicy brambly blackberry. Graphite and cracked pepper create an impression of seriousness with a hint of savory wood from the whole-bunch carbonic fermentation.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Can Rafols Dels Caus Terraprima from Catalonia, Spain. The wine is described as,

“Colour: garnet red. Aroma: forest fruits with hints of aromatic herbs.  Taste: the wine is complex, concentrated and shows its barrel ageing. It expresses the minerality of this unique terroir, is refreshing and has a long finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley.  The winemaker says,

“There are aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, slight blueberry vanilla, oak and chocolate. In the glass there are rich flavors of cherry, cassis, blackberry, spice and chocolate. This is a fruit forward wine with nice balance and a long, juicy finish.”

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

2016 Stolpman Para Maria Syrah
85% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Beef Meatballs, Black Spaghetti, Red Miso-Tomato Sauce

2013 Can Rafols Dels Caus Terraprima
Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Syrah
Paired with: Beef Bulgogi, Kimchi Pancake, Hoisin Maple Syrup

2015 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet 83%, Merlot 11%, CabFranc 2%, Malbec 2%, Petit Verdot 2%
Paired with: Grilled Sirloin, Beef Fat Poached Potatoes, Bone Marrow Bearnaise

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!