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Best wines to order in your favorite Los Angeles restaurants

Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020 unveils the best wines that Los Angeles consumers can drink at restaurants, bars and hotels.

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

2014 Kalaris Pinot Noir

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

2019 San Banderas

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

2018 Cannonball ELEVEN, Chardonnay

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

2018 Kirrihill E.B's The Squire Clare Shiraz from Australia

View the full top wine list for the restaurant here.

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