Best of Boston

2011 Best Wine List

American Seasons

Unless you’ve spent some time really exploring Napa, you’re not likely to recognize many of the 500-plus bottles on American Seasons’ wine list. Which suits us just fine. Sommelier Orla Murphy-LaScola does the homework for us: She spends the off-season traveling out West, meeting with small-production winemakers—Dumol, Pax, Araujo, Owen Roe—and developing rare partnerships that allow her to secure wines not often served on the East Coast. Her finds are sublime—as is the fare that accompanies them.

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