Is there anyone that doesn’t enjoy a good South American Carmenere, Cabernet, or Malbec? Not over here! We decided to feature one each of our favorites this week, (actually these two weeks!) and we think you’ll love them as much as we do. Chef Joey has created some South American-inspired tapas that will tickle your taste buds too!
This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, June 26th, and the wines and their tapas will be available for two weeks, through July 3rd.
First, SOHO will pour a Ezzazuriz MAX Carmenere 2015 from Aconcagua Valley, Chile. The winemaker offers,
“The 2015 vintage of our Max Reserva Carmenere displays a beautiful ruby red color. On the nose, aromas of red roasted pepper, tobacco, dill, and mushrooms are complimented by a subtle note of blackberries and cherries. On the palate, the wine shows fresh and delicate flavors of cherry and plum complimented by a touch of spice, chocolate and roasted coffee beans. The wine is well balanced with mouth-watering acidity and round, soft tannins.”
Next, SOHO will pour a Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec 2016 from Mendoza, Argentina. The wine is described by the winemaker,
“Intensely aromatic on the nose. Aromas of blueberries, plums, & blackberries. Extremely well balanced fruit to acidity balance. This is a medium to heavy weight wine. Mouth-filling, and smooth finish.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a Haras de Pirque Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 from Maipo Valley, Chile. Notes on the wine,
“Currant, raspberry, and some forest floor in the nose, also an herbaceous/minty quality. Dark berries on the palate; and a nice soft mouthfeel with good body and tannic structure. Had a good, lasting finish with spice and more herbs, and mild oakiness throughout.
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
Ezzazuriz MAX Carmenere 2015
95% Carmenere, 5% Syrah
Paired with: Finocchiona Flatbread, Arugula, Pickled Shallot, Reggianito
Piatelli Premium Reserve Malbec 2016
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, BlackBerry Demi
Haras de Pirque Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
65% Cabernet, 19% Carmenere, 9% Cab Franc, 7% Syrah
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Mushroom Risotto
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!