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Throughout March, SOHO is showcasing the wines and flavors of California. While we love the wine of Napa Valley, the rest of the state produces wines that shine as well, so come explore the other wine regions of California. Paired with tapas by Chef Joey Zelinka, our flights are not to be missed!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 14, and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 20.

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First, SOHO will pour a 2013 Steele “Block N” Pinot Noir from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Barbara. The winemaker notes,

“This vineyard, given its coastal influence, produces a wine with freshly picked strawberry, bing cherries, cloves and spice, aromas and flavors. But still has a balance of acidity and a finish that lingers of sweet tobacco and spices.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2013 Meyer Family Cellars Syrah from Yorkville Highlands. The wine is described,

“bursts with a ripe mixture of huckleberry, blueberry, and plum. Behind the fruit a savory backdrop mingles with violet, pepper, and wet earth. Two years in a barrel has softened the palate and added aromas of vanilla, cedar and clove.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Halter Ranch “Synthesis” from Paso Robles. The winemaker offers the following tasting notes:

“A perennial favorite at Halter Ranch, Synthesis is our Cabernet Sauvignon based blend that continues to over deliver in deliciosity. Both red and black fruits and cassis dominate the nose, followed by flavors of black cherry and plums. Smooth and approachable, this wine is great on its own, but also pairs with virtually everything.”

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

Steele “Block N” Pinot Noir 2013
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Grilled Tuna, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sauce Gribiche

Meyer Family Cellars Syrah 2013
98% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah
Paired with: Mushrooms 3 Ways, Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese, Blueberry-Balsamic Reduction

Halter Ranch “Synthesis” 2015
76% Cabernet, 22% Petite Sirah, 2% Petite Verdot
Paired with: Cast Iron Seared Prime Sirloin, Cab-Syrah Risotto, Cab-Syrah Demi

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!