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Australia, New Zealand, & South Africa, OH MY! November rolls in, and SOHO is embracing the wines of the Southern Hemisphere! There are so many beautiful varietals to enjoy in this region, that it’s hard for us to pick just three new ones each week.  It’s a terrible job, but somebody’s got to do it! Enjoy our selections this month, and the tapas pairings that Chef Joe has created to enhance your experience!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday November 1st, and the wines and their tapas will be available through November 7th.

New Zealand

First, SOHO will pour a 2017 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, N.Z, and offers the following tasting notes,

“This is an elegant wine with intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics with delicate citrus and floral notes, full flavored and textured. The wine has fine mouthwatering mineral acidity on the finish that refreshes the palate, leaving you longing for more.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Franklin Tate Shiraz from Margaret River. The wine is described as,

“This is a highly expressive wine with great fruit concentration driven by mixed berries and dark, juicy cherry fruit. The tannin structure is chewy, and the oak has provided a sweet, chocolatey flavor along with hints of hazelnuts and toast. White pepper lingers on the finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound from the Western Cape.  The winemaker says,

“Beautifully rich in appearance, showing a deep, dark core. Seductive aromas of ripe cherries, tobacco leaf, tilled earth and that classic cedar wood fragrance so often associated with Bordeaux-style blends.”

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

2017 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Tuna and Grapefruit Crudo, Baby Iceberg

2015 Franklin Tate Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin Skewers Roasted Poblano Chimichurri

2014 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound
Cab Franc 32%, Cabernet 26%, Merlot 19%, Malbec 16%, Petit Verdot 7%
Paired with: Bresoala and Arugula Flatbread, Shaved Tetilla, Faithful Hound Aioli

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!