(KCBS) – Sauvignon Blanc is once again the dominant choice as the wine to have when enjoying oysters on the half shell. Taylor Shellfish Farms just had the 17th annual 2011 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition. This judging is limited to the west coast. Sauvignon Blanc came out on top with its light, crisp, clean taste with a hint of herbaciousness, KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David said. Five of the 10 winners are Sauvignon Blancs.

The winners (listed alphabetically):

  • *Brassfield Estate Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
  • Cadaretta 2010 SBS (WA)
  • **Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 2009 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc (WA)
  • *Hogue Cellars 2009 Pinot Grigio (WA)
  • **King Estate Winery Signature Collection 2009 Pinot Gris (OR)
  • **Kunde Family Estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
  • Pine Ridge Vineyards 2010 Chenin Blanc + Viognier (CA)
  • **Robledo Family Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
  • Three Pears 2010 Pinot Grigio (CA)
  • *Van Duzer Vineyards 2010 Estate Pinot Gris (OR)
  • * Prior Oyster Award Winner
    ** Multiple prior Oyster Awards

    Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.

    (Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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