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Pacific Northwest wines are the name of the September game at SOHO! What a fun region to explore as New World wines gain recognition.  With 500+ wineries available, it’s tough to pick only 12 to share with you this month, but we’re sure going to have a great time trying!

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, September 12, and the wines and their tapas will be available through September 18th.


First, SOHO will pour a Trisaetum Pinot Noir 2015 from Willamette Valley, OR . The winemaker offers,

“This Pinot Noir is a combination of barrels from our three estate vineyards, representing the best AVAs of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Ruby garnet in color with striking aromas of freshly ground nutmeg, Marion-berry, and wood spices. The palate exudes grace with red fruit flavors that finish with a hint of toasted oak. The lively acidity is balanced by finely-textured tannins and a firm, long finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah 2015 from Columbia Valley. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Dark, robust and spicy this full bodied Syrah shows rich flavors of black & blue berries, peppercorn, and licorice through an earthy finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Collusion Red Wine 2016 from Columbia Valley, WA. Notes on the wine,

“Garnet red in color, the wine opens with warm, sweet and inviting scents of blackberry jam, raspberry, forest floor, vanilla and cedar. The wine is very broad and open on the palate, with mingling flavors of fresh, ripe black cherry, restrained oak, vanilla and clove that continue well into the lingering finish. The luxurious mouthfeel provided by velvety, mature tannins assures that this wine will continue to improve in the bottle.”

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

Trisaetum Pinot Noir 2015
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Seared Sonoma Duck Breast, Roasted Red Potatoes, Red Wine-Cherry Reduction

L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah 2015
82% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 2% Mourvedre
Paired with: Grilled Prime Sirloin, Red Wine-Mushroom Risotto, Green Peppercorn Demi

Collusion Red Wine 2016
43% Merlot, 34% Cabernet, 19% Malbec, 4% Syrah
Paired with: Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini, Berry Compote

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)