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It’s just before Christmas, and we’re having the BEST time in the restaurant!  We’re honoring your favorite wines and their tapas pairings until the end of the year, so come enjoy them for the second and final time!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday December 20th, and the wines and their tapas will be available for two weeks through January 2nd.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Monticello Vineyards Merlot from Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, and offers the following tasting notes,

This wine displays a nice deep garnet tone. The aromas are full and bright, with a lively beam of acidity and an appealing hint of lightly toasted oak, slight spice and vanilla. On the palate the wine is full bodied with a modest attack. The supple flavors are of classic red fruits.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2007 Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva DOCG from Chianti Classico. The wine is described as,

“A wine with a deep ruby red colour; the impact on the nose is complex, intense and long with typical sweet violet and black berry fragrance. In the mouth, it is a full body, harsh, with well-balanced tannins wine. A broad complex of aromas enriched by just a hint of toasty oak. Overall, a beautifully harmonious wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles.  The winemaker says,

“Smooth, yet robust aromas of blackberry, black currant, and blueberries are infused with sage, dried herbs, espresso bean, and dark chocolate.  Secondary aromas of hints of cigar box and vanilla fill the nose. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, this wine offers flavors of dark cherry and cassis with subtle mocha and truffle nuances. A firm but smooth texture of pure blackberry fruit and coffee brings this balanced wine a well-rounded finish backed by a great tannin structure.”

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

2013 Monticello Vineyards Merlot
94% Merlot, 6% Cab Franc
Paired with: Steak Skewers, Guajillo-Raspberry Jam

2007 Chianti Classico Il Brunone Riserva DOCG
95% Sangiovese 5% Canaiolo
Paired with: Tagliatelle Short Rib Pasta, Onions, Red Wine Butter

2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired with: Fried Mozzarella, Tomato Jam

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)

Happy Holidays to you all!