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Our love affair with Australian and New Zealand wines continues at SOHO! We love this week’s lineup so much, that we’re actually going to feature them for TWO weeks!  So here’s your invitation: The holidays are here, so take some time out of the craziness to come see us and enjoy some down time with our wines and tapa pairings.  Enjoy the season, and don’t let it run you too much.  We’ll be here waiting for you!

This week’s Flight Night spans two weeks, and begins on Wednesday November 22nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 5th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine” from Central Otago, N.Z., and offers the following tasting notes,

“COLOUR: Intensely dark ruby red. AROMA: Intensely lifted notes of blackberries and plums. Dried thyme and sweet, spicy oak aromas give this wine an intriguing nose and balances the fruit aromas nicely.  PALATE: Rich and full flavors of plums, dark forest berries and spice. Ripe and luscious, the fruit flavors are well framed by silky tannins, giving the wine structure and great length..”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz from Coonawarra, AU. The wine is described as,

“COLOUR A shimmering bright crimson. NOSE All spice – primarily nutmeg/cinnamon and basil. A propulsion of red fruits, sour cherry and liqueur cherry high notes. PALATE Great length, with graphite/pencil shavings oak enhancing finish. Obedient dusty/chalky tannins comply on the periphery.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from Clare Valley, Coonawarra, AU.  The winemaker says,

“This wine is deep garnet in colour with high clarity. The nose is very aromatic, displaying primary characters of cassis and dark berries with subtle hints of dried herbs. The palate is medium bodied and generous, showing fine tannins, highlighted by flavours of blackcurrant, mint and morello cherries.”

SOHO’s Sous Chef Alabaas Fraser has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!

2014 Kim Crawford Pinot Noir “Rise and Shine”
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Lamb Sliders, Tzatziki, Mushroom Tapenade

2014 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz
100% Shiraz
Paired with: Braseola Goat Cheese Flatbread, Arugula, Sun-Dried Tomato, Onion, Pomegranate Red Wine Reduction

2012 Jim Barry “The Cover Drive” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet
Paired with: Prime Sirloin Skewers, Chimichurri

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!