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We continue our love affair with Red Varietals this week, with three bold Malbecs that pair beautifully with our Chef’s specially prepared tapas! Expect for your pallet to experience the regions of Mendoza, Argentina, and Cahora, France, with three vineyards known for their exceptional grapes. We look forward to sharing some wine with you, and we hope you do too!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday January 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 16th.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Pascual Toso Rese Malbec from Maipu, Mendoza, and offers the following tasting notes,

“Fairly round and inviting, this wine is slightly firm around the edges with plenty of fruit and consistent tannins.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2015 Clos La Coutale Cahors from Cahors, France. The wine is described as,

“Today, the blend consists of 80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, creating an intense wine that juggles elegant rusticity with everyday drinkability. Coutale has quite a record of age-worthiness as well and is not afraid to pull out older vintages of his wines alongside much more expensive Bordeaux. They stand up pretty well!”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2014 Bodega Catena Zapata from the Santa Rita Hills.  The winemaker says,

“The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.”

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

2015 Pascual Toso Rese Malbec
100% Malbec
Paired with: Tagliatelle Pasta, Prime Sirloin, Roasted Mushroom and Onion, Malbec Butter

2015 Clos La Coutale Cahors
80% Malbec, 20% Merlot
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Sweet Potato-Andouille Hash, Balsamic-Maple Gastrique

2014 Bodega Catena Zapata
100% Malbec
Paired with: Grilled Pork Loin Skewers, Malbec 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!