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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The Herbfarm

Region
West
Feature
Onsite Gardens
City
Woodinville
State
WA
Restaurant URL
theherbfarm.com
Menu Link
http://www.theherbfarm.com/dining/samplemenu.html
Wine List Link
http://www.theherbfarm.com/dining/winecellar.html
Phone Number
(425) 485-5300
Open Table Link
http://www.theherbfarm.com/dining/reservations.html
Wine List Description
The wine list focuses on the terroir wines of the Northwest with more than 4,500 wines from all over the world.
Perfect Pairing
Two seamless pairings include Salmon with Smoked “German Butterball” Potato Butter, Clams, Savoy Cabbage and Peeled Celery with Maison Bleue’s 2009 Petite Joie Boushey Vineyard Marsanne from Yakima Valley, Washington, or Wood-Roasted Spring Vegetables with Dilled Gnocchi & Keta Salmon Roe paired with Adelsheim’s 2009 Ribbon Springs Vineyard Auxerrois from Chehalem Mountains, Oregon.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"With 22 different thematic nine-course menus each year, all of the dishes are created new—there can be no 'signatures,' per se."
Destination Bottle Link 1
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/the-eyrie-vineyards
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Eyrie Vineyard 1975 South Block Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon)
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/domaine-huet
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Domaine Huët 1947 Le Haut-Lieu (Vouvray)
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1811 Tokaji Esszencia
Related Link 1
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/March-2007/Woodinville-Washington/
Related Link Text 1
Visit Woodinville, Washington
Related Link 2
http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/Web-2011/Could-Washington-Redefine-Cult-Wine/
Related Link Text 2
Could Washington Redefine Cult Wine?

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