Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Description

Modern American French country cuisine with a farm-to-fork emphasis. Wine paired well with food creates a synergy greater than either the wine or food itself.

Region
South
New to List
Yes
City
Middleburg
State
VA
Restaurant URL
goodstone.com
Menu Link
http://goodstone.com/goodstone-inn-menu/
Wine List Link
http://goodstone.u52.icwebgroup.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Wine_List_Virginia.pdf
Phone Number
(540) 687-3333
Open Table Link
http://www.opentable.com/goodstone-inn-and-estate-restaurant
Wine List Description
The list is divided by Old and New World, and subdivided by region and grape. From small, organic vineyards to noted houses, wines are priced at a variety of budgets.
Perfect Pairing
The Whole Maine Lobster served with fresh grapefruit, orzo and ginger-citrus butter pairs perfectly with a Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, an elegant wine, with some green nuances.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Chilean sea bass, a light spring or summer entrée, is a signature dish that pairs well with Riesling or unoaked Chardonnay."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-serene
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Domaine Serene 2008 Coeur Blanc (Willamette Valley)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/chateau-rauzan-segla-2005-red-margaux
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Château Rauzan-Ségla 2005 Margaux
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Chateau O’Brien 2009 Late Harvest Tannat (Virginia)

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