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Welcome back to the U.S. of A! We are so lucky to have the region of Sonoma in our country, and all the varietals of wine available to us.  Is one month really enough time to explore this fully? No, but we can have a great trying! We hope you love our Sonoma selections for the month of August, and their perfectly paired tapas from Chef Joe too.

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, August 2nd, and the wines and their tapas will be available through August 8th.

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First, SOHO will pour a Mac Rostie Chardonnay 2015 from Sonoma Coast. The winemaker offers,

“The wine begins with a beautifully fragrant nose of pineapple, mango and guava. On the palate, the tropical fruit elements mingle with lively citrus layers as well as hints of spice from aging in French oak. The finish is clean, refreshing and quickly invites another taste.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Windracer Pinot Noir 2014 from Russian River. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Aromas of dark cherry, mocha, and sassafras immediately introduces you to the bold personality of the Russian River Valley. The robust aromas give way to rich black plums followed by dark chocolate nuances. Perfectly balanced, the full-bodied structure displays great concentration and firm but refined tannins. This lush mouthfeel showcases the lively characteristics and quality the Russian River Valley is known for.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Knuttel Family Cabernet 2015 from Dry Creek Valley. Notes on the wine,

“Aromas of black cherry and ripe plum mesh with blackberry spice and violets. Flavors explode on the palate, with velvety tannins and elegant acidity seamlessly integrated into the finish. The balance of the wine makes it extremely versatile, pairing equally well with salads and cheeses as well as grilled vegetables and roasted red meats.”

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

Mac Rostie Chardonnay 2015
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Shrimp Ceviche, pineapple-mango salad

Windracer Pinot Noir 2014
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Roasted Pork Meatballs, Red Eye Gravy

Knuttel Family Cabernet 2015
Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot
Paired with: Short Rib Stuffed Piquillo, Red Wine 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)