New World White Flight

This flight features 2 grapes, 3 wines and 3 countries.

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007
This is in-your-face Sauvignon with bell pepper and lots of acid. All stainless with some lees contact. 13% $9.49 at Bottle Barn Oyster Bay

Annie’s Lane Clare Valley Riesling 2005
Showing its petrol side with peaches and apricots. The wine is on target though if you don’t like the petrol you are forewarned. Winemaker Mark Robertson, Produced in Watervale, S.A. 11.5% $7.99 at Bottle Barn Annie’s Lane

Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Fume Blanc 2005
Ripe flavors of Sauvignon and more roundness than the Oyster Bay make for a nice contrast of Sauvignon styles. All stainless, P&B in Healdsburg 13% $9.99 at Bottle Barn Dry Creek

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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