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What do you do when you have the opportunity to savor some big, elegant Sangiovese? Take it! We have three this week that must be tried, and some hearty tapas that stand up to the challenge of a perfect pairing.  We even have wild boar on the menu this week, as we love to dabble in game (have you tried our famous Elk Tenderloin?) If you’re curious, it merits a trip to come see us!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday January 24th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through January 30th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2014 from Chianti, Tuscany, and offers the following tasting notes,

“COLOR: Charged ruby. BOUQUET: ample and intense, but also sweetly fruity, wild berry fruit supported by pleasant noble wood, vanilla, and cocoa, and a surprising cherry finish. PALATE: dry and well structured, austere and elegant, harmonious, and with ex-
cellent persistence.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Altesino Rosso di Altesino 2014 from Montalcino, Italy. The wine is described as,

“Brilliant ruby-red color, this classic Rosso offers sumptuous aromas of ripened blackberries and dark cherries. On the palate, the wine is generously well-
rounded and rich with fruit forward notes complimented by hints of leather and mesquite.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a  Lucente 2015 from the Montalcino, Italy.  The winemaker says,

“Lucente 2013 displays a vibrant purple-red colour. Its rich, intense bouquet releases black cherry and wild berry, enriched with fascinating notes of pungent spice. The palate is smooth, with fine-grained tannins and an underlying impression of crisp balsam. Overall, this wine is complex, forceful, and elegant.”

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

Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2014
At least 80% Sangiovese
Paired with: Short Rib Arancini, Chorizo Tomato Sauce

Altesino Rosso di Altesino 2014
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Paired with: Wild Boar Bolognaise, Tagliatelle Pasta

Lucente 2015
Merlot, Sangiovese
Paired with: Steak au Poivre, Roasted Potatoes, Lucente Wine Butter

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!