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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Nuevo Latino cuisine.

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(480) 624-1202
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The wine program is focused on South American wines.

Perfect Pairing
The Churrasco Beef Tenderloin with the Norton Privada Blend, pairing perfectly with the flavors of the tenderloin.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"The Millionaire Tacos of lobster, ahi tuna and hamachi yellowtail ceviche in a yucca shell."
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Viña Cobos 2006 Cobos Nico Marchiori Vineyard Malbec (Mendoza)
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Achaval Ferrer 2009 Malbec (Mendoza)
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Susana Balbo 2007 Brioso Red (Mendoza)
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Pairings: Brazil on the Front Burner
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Boom Time Argentina
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