Awarded "Houston's Best Wine Bar Food 2010" by The Houston Press, Sonoma has held its own amongst fellow wine competitors who merely excel at showcasing a love of vino. Sonoma ups the ante by offering not only an award winning wine list featuring smooth varieties including the likes of Malbecs, Cabernets, and Pinot Noirs, but also pairing the tipsy beverages with fresh and locally inspired dishes. Bite into artisan cheese plates featuring drunken goat cheese (exactly what it sounds like...goat's milk cheese bathed in red wine), Manchego, Brie, and Smoked Cheddar while also enjoying small plates of oysters, French gourmet paté, or rack of lamb. Bonus: The River Oaks/Upper Kirby spot offers hard to find happy hour specials daily. From now on, we fully expect all wining to include dining like this.