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This time of year in Atlanta seems to speed up as we appoach the end.  September FLEW by, and we had an extra week in there! A small break in the weather has made drinking these Pacific Northwest wines an absolute joy, and this week is even better, because of these GORGEOUS reds. Grab them while you still can, for next week is a new month with a new region…

This week’s Flight Night begins on Wednesday, September 26th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through October 2nd.

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First, SOHO will pour a Panther Creek Pinot Noir 2016 from Willamette Valley, OR . The winemaker offers,

“Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the fruit produced throughout Oregon resulted in wonderful concentration and complexity with characteristic natural acidity. This wine showcases lots of strawberry and black cherry notes, with a hint of tobacco leaf. The finish is well balanced by elegant tannins, followed by a touch of black pepper and cranberry.”

Next, SOHO will pour a DLD Red Mountain Syrah 2013 from Red Mountain AVA, WA. .The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Dark purple, almost black color. Dried fig and blueberry compote. Chocolate cherry, black licorice and cinnamon spice. Just a hint smoke, leather and cocoa make for an interesting nose that you could smell for hours. The palate is rich and lush with flavors of earthy cocoa, blueberry pie and a pinch of cinnamon. The finish is long and very well structured.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 from Columbia Valley, WA. Notes on the wine,

“This is just a spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley! This medium bodied wine is both lithe and expressive, with embracing tannins wrapping gently around a focused core of dried herb-accented black cherry and licorice flavors, dancing with finesse on the finish.”

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

Panther Creek Pinot Noir 2016
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Tagliatelle Pasta, Braised Short Rib, Roasted Mushrooms, Aged Jack

DLD Red Mountain Syrah 2013
Syrah Blend
Paired with: Cocoa Rubbed Prime Sirloin, Cheese Polenta, Red Wine Braised Figs

Dusted Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot
Paired with: Red Wine Steamed Mussels, Home Fries

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!