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What a treat! California wines are what’s next for Flight Nights at SOHO! And here’s something fun: Typically we pair tapas based on particular wines for our flight options, but this month, we’re trying something new. Chef Joey Zelinka will create three original tapas of his choosing, and our sommelier, Jeff Gelfond will use his expertise to pair wines to them! It’s all around goodness that you’ll love to experience when you dine with us!
This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, March 6th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through March 12th.
First, SOHO will pour a Tobias Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 from Mendocino. The winemaker offers,
“Bright aromas of honeysuckle, green apple, pineapple, light lemon, and grapefruit lead to a crisp blend of flavors including white peach, honeydew melon, fresh green apple, passion fruit, and muted citrus; the perfect wine for spring and summer. Refreshing by itself or as a great pairing with many dishes including light cheeses, white fish, chicken dishes, grilled vegetables, and salads.”
Next, SOHO will pour a Steele Writer’s Block Pinot Noir 2016 from Lake County. The wine is described by the winemaker,
“The oak is light and the tannins soft, this wine shows with aromas and flavors of dark cherries, ripe red raspberry, finishing with notes of brown sugar. The wine is fermented in a stainless steel tank, and smaller fermentation bins as we utilize both cool and warm fermentation temperatures with these
vineyards. We fermented this wine using native yeast.”
Finally, SOHO will pour a Morgan Cote du Crow’s 2016 from Monterey. Notes on the wine,
“This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Raspberry compote and maraschino cherry aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins, offering a mouthful of black fruit and rose petal. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing with anything off the grill.”
SOHO’s Executive Chef Joey Zelinka has created a suggested tapa plate to pair with each of the wines!
Tobias Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: Bay Scallop Ceviche, Coconut & Lime
Steele Writer’s Block Pinot Noir 2016
100% Pinot Noir
Paired with: Kimchi Fried Chicken Sliders, Pickled Veggies
Morgan Cote du Crow’s 2016
52% Syrah, 44% Grenache, 4% Tempranillo
Paired with: Papas Bravas, Roasted Red Peppers & Onions, Drunken Goat Cheese
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!