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Welcome to the last week of Wines from Down Under, and the Southern Hemisphere! We can’t think of a better way to finish these beautiful regions with three reds that will knock your socks off, PERFECT for this cold weather we’re having in Atlanta at the moment! Paired with some hearty, savory tapas, you will leave us happy and satiated, two things that we love!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, November 28th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through December 4th.

Cape wine route, South Africa

First, SOHO will pour a Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 from Western Cape, South Africa. The winemaker offers,

“Translucent ruby with a youthful strawberry edge. On the nose a vivid flourish of raspberry, cranberry and red cherry aromas with discreet roasted nuts. Palate is an intricately structured wine with a delicate entry, blossoming into a poised concentration of wild berry flavours and oak spice. Gains complexity and richness before ending with a long, finely textured finish.”

Next, SOHO will pour a Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache ‘16 from Barossa Valley, AU. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“Vibrant and elegant Grenache, the old bush vines really display their class in the 2016 vintage. The wine is fragrant, fresh and full of red cherries, raspberries and crunchy pomegranates. Savory characters evolve into spices and dried herbs. A concise yet fleshy palate with rich red fruits weaving through a juicy, mouth-watering mid palate, with elegant tannins and fresh acidity to finish.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a The Chocolate Block 2016 from Western Cape, SA. Notes on the wine,

“The nose is exceptionally perfumed with an abundance of complex red and dark berry fruit, violets and intense aromas of white pepper. Dark brooding fruit follows through onto a structured, opulent palate with notes of cardamom, cumin, cloves and black pepper. The midpalate is rich, textured and balanced with integrated acidity, cocoa powdery tannins and a definite cedarwood character derived from French oak. White pepper lingers on a smooth, lifted finish.”

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

Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Whipped Goat Cheese Crustini, Red Wine-Berry Compote

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache ‘16
Paired with: Seared Prime Sirloin, San Joaquin Gold Polenta, Pomegranate-Red Wine Reduction

The Chocolate Block 2016
Syrah 79%; Grenache 11%; Cabernet 6%; Cinsault 3%; Viognier 1%
Paired with: Mole Grilled Steak Skewers

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!