Wines that complement oysters

JERRY ANNE DI VECCHIO  – November 19, 2004

Finding wines that pair delectably with oysters isn’t easy, so Jon Rowley, a Seattle-based seafood expert, has led tasting competitions for the last 10 years. This year, more than 150 Pacific Coast wines were blind-judged alongside Kumamoto oysters by food and wine experts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Many of these winners are widely available. One star means the wine has been selected for a second time; two stars means the wine has won multiple times.

Barefoot Cellars California Sauvignon Blanc nonvintage, $6

** Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg Chenin Blanc 2003, $9

** Geyser Peak California Sauvignon Blanc 2003, $12

Honig Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2002, $14

** Kenwood Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2002, $13

* La Famiglia California Pinot Grigio 2002, $25

Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Valley Fumé Blanc 2002, $17

*Parducci Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2003, $8

Robledo The Seven Brothers Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2002, $12

** Snoqualmie Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2002, $8


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