Restaurateurs’ wine earns top marks from magazine

December 20, 2011

By Staff

Wine Enthusiast magazine named a wine produced by local restaurateurs as a top wine.

In its December issue, the magazine praised Poggio Nardone 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino as “an absolutely gorgeous Brunello with incredibly smooth, rich and beautiful aromas of mature blackberry, coffee, tobacco and smoky barbecue sauce. The wine’s texture is dense but also silky and the fruit-driven finish lasts many minutes.” The wine is produced in Italy’s Tuscany region.

The wine topped a list of 100 wines from around the globe in the magazine’s Top 100 Cellar Selections 2011.

In Issaquah, the wine-producing Nardone family operates Montalcino Ristorante Italiano downtown. The eatery features the wine honored in Wine Enthusiast.

Giovanni Nardone, Nardone Wine & Food founder and CEO, has a traditional history of discovering and producing fine wines. In addition to wine, the family also imports Italian food products and uses many at the Issaquah restaurant.

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