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With the temps in Atlanta dipping down into the twenties, is there a better time to be drinking a lovely, robust Cabernet? Not in our opinion; you’ve got to do something to keep warm! We’ve picked three AMAZING ones for Flight Night and this week, and some hearty tapas that compliment the wines as well. You can’t go outside, so you may as well come sit with us, eat, and enjoy some good conversation in the warmth of our cheery little restaurant!
This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, January 30th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through February 4th.
First, SOHO will pour a Trefethen Oak Knoll Cabernet 2015 from Oak Knoll, Napa Valley. The winemaker offers,
“Deep ruby in color, this exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fragrant notes of blackberry, bay leaf, coffee and chocolate. The palate is supported by velvety tannins and features flavors that tend more towards red cherries and baking spices.”
“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.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 from Napa Valley. Notes on the wine,
“Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum, chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
Trefethen Oak Knoll Cabernet 2015
85% Cabernet, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Malbec
Paired with: Coffee Rubbed Prime Sirloin, Creamy Polenta, Red Wine-Cherry Reduction
Knuttel Family Cabernet Sauvignon “Infinite Limits” 2016
Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec
Paired with: Beef Meatballs and Spaghetti, Spiced Tomato Sauce
Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
87% Cabernet, 9% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Paired with: Mole Grilled Chicken 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!