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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 exceptional wines as well, so grab a seat and enjoy the other wine regions of California. Paired with tapas by Chef Joey Zelinka, our flights are sure to please!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 21 and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 28.


First, SOHO will pour a 2015 Stoplman Viognier from Ballard Canyon. The tasting notes for the wine,

“Classic Viognier notes of white peach and apricot backed with crushed stone. Hints of orange blossom denote a lively, acidic backbone. The time in the barrel gives a nice roundness and approachability for early drinking.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2014 Ojai Syrah from Santa Barbara. The wine is described,

“Possessing lots of cool climate characteristics in its peppery, blackberry, violets and mineral-laced aromas and flavors, the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is fresh, elegant and medium-bodied on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity and fine tannin. it’s a classy, easy-drinking Syrah that has real character.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. The winemaker says,

“Deep ruby in color the 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish.”

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

Stoplman Viognier 2015
100% Viognier
Paired with: Grilled Peaches, Crème Fraîche, Vigonier-Maple Redux

Ojai Syrah 2014
100% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Roasted Cauliflower, Syrah-Peppercorn Demi

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
100% Cabernet
Paired with: Seared Duck Breast, Smoked Sweet Potato, Cab-Cherry Sauce

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!