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As we move deeper into April, we also dig into the true essence of Spain and its glorious wines with two Riojas and a Cava this week! The tapas are truly stand alone as well, but these authentic Spanish dishes are better enjoyed with their wine pairings! Overall, the entire Spanish wine flight with paired tapas is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. We do hope we see you this week!

This Flight Night begins on Wednesday, April 10th, and the wines and their tapas will be available through April 16th.

First, SOHO will pour a Cava Naveran, Cava Brut from Catalonia, Spain.  The winemaker offers,

“Pale green-tinged yellow. A suave, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits and pungent flowers, and a suave floral note builds in the glass. Silky and penetrating on the palate, offering intense Meyer lemon and green apple flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral quality repeats on a long, nervy finish that shows very good clarity and final bite.”

Next, SOHO will pour a El Vino Prodigo “Placeres Sensoriales” Rioja 2016 from Rioja. The wine is described by the winemaker,

“An intense cherry color indicates that this is the maximum expression of tempranillo 100%, all natural, without any dressings or sophisticated elaborations, only grapes harvested from 40 year vines planted in vessel, unloaded in a concrete lake with a capacity of 1000 cantaras, and fermented for 10 days, with branch, without squeezing, completely whole grapes, with the aim of trying to do what our grandparents, when no enology, no technology and really wines only tasted wine.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a Mariano J Locort Gran Reserva 2008 from Rioja. Notes on the wine,

“Red, with intense hues. The nose shows an aromatic intensity. To the palate it is velvety and elegant with a powerful finish.”

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

Cava Naveran, Cava Brut  
Macabeo, Parellada, Chardonnay, and Xarel-lo
Paired with: Mejillones Relleno, Tomato, Herbs (Stuffed Mussels)

El Vino Prodigo “Placeres Sensoriales” Rioja 2016
100% Tempranillo
Paired with: Grilled Sardine, Romesco

Mariano J Locort Gran Reserva 2008
Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha10%, Mazuelo, 5% and Graciano 5%
Paired with: Chorizo Bombas (Fried Potato & Chorizo)

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!