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Adios, Spain, we have loved you!  This week concludes SOHO’s tour of Spanish wines, and we have enjoyed them immensely.  For our final week, we have chosen three robust reds to feature with Chef Joey’s beautifully creative tapas, and we know that you will love them as much as we do!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, April 25th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through May 1st.


First, SOHO will pour a Bodegas Luzon, Altos de Luzon 2012 from Castilla-La Mancha. The winemaker offers,

“Cherry color with an intense garnet background. On the nose powerful and intense. Aromas of ripe fruit (blackberry, plum,…), spices, cocoa hints, vanilla and high roast from new oak barrels. Tasty, amiable and generous on the palate. Chocolate tones, mature tannins, good acidity with silky texture and good balance.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Franco-Espanolas, Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007 from Rioja. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Vibrant ruby-red color. On the nose itis characterized by overtones of ripe red fruits, subtle toasted aromas, sweet spices and delicate hints of caramel. Excellent texture on the palate, full-flavored, displaying a broad range of nuances and a perfect balance between oak and fruits.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Alvara Palacios, Camins del Priorat ‘16 from Priorat. Notes on the wine,

“A firm and silky red with lots of bright blue fruits and violet flower character. Medium body. Vivid finish. Excellent entry level Priorat. Drink now.”

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

Bodegas Luzon, Altos de Luzon 2012
50 % Monastrell, 25% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet.
Paired with: Cocoa Rubbed Sirloin, Mushroom-Demi

Franco-Espanolas, Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo
Paired with: Duck Confit Croquettes, Balsamic-Cherry Reduction 

Alvara Palacios, Camins del Priorat ‘16
40% Garnacha, 30% Samso, 20% Cabernet, 10% Syrah
Paired with: Braised Short Rib, 5 Spice Saffron Rice

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!