Here is a list of top wines that are chosen by leading sommeliers of the USA that you can order in your favorite restaurants. These handpicked selections of wines have been chosen by a leading panel of judges that includes top restaurant wine buyers, master sommeliers, and lead sommeliers of the USA. The number one question that judges asked while judging was will the customer order this and will they drink a second glass of this for the price it has?
So if you are wondering which wine to order when you go to a restaurant, look no further and ask your sommelier or restaurant staff below wines that have won the top category by the variety in the wine by glass scoring.
The wines are judged in five categories: food parability, typicity, quality, value, and packaging.
Here are the top 5 wines to drink at your favorite restaurants by the bottle.
Wine of the Year - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from the United States
White Wine of the Year - 2018 Château de Lacroux/ Vigne de Maurival, Mauzac from France
Red Wine of the Year - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from United States
Sparkling Wine of the Year - 2016 Cremant De Loire Chateau from France
Rose Wine of the Year - 2019 Sin Banderas from United States
The top 5 wines to drink by the glass
Top Winners By Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017 Ehlers Estate 1886, Cabernet Sauvignon from the United States
Chardonnay - 2018 Cannonball ELEVEN, Chardonnay from the United States
Merlot - 2013 Cuvelier Los Andes Merlot from Argentina
Pinot Noir - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from the United States
Sauvignon Blanc - 2019 Chaleur Blanc Sauvignon Blanc from the United States
Zinfandel - 2018 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red from the United States
Riesling - 2017 Long Shadows Vintners - Poet's Leap Riesling from the United States
Shiraz/Syrah - 2018 Kirrihill E.B's The Squire Clare Shiraz from Australia