Southwestern Hood Canal, Washington
Deer Creek Oysters are grown on the cobble beaches of the Puget Sound in the heart of oyster country. Deep cupped with a sweet, earthy flavor that ebbs to a lingering mineral goodness, they have perfectly hardened shuck-able shells.
vegetal | mineral | poignant
2.75 - 3.75
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Super Sampler
- Party in a Box
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pre Game Warmup
Penn Cove Shellfish, Pride of the Pacific
Established by the Jefferds family in June of 1975, Penn Cove raises a variety of shelled delights and pride themselves on their exquisite looking and tasting oysters. Its location is what makes its shellfish superior: Penn Cove is close to the Cascade Mountains and its geographical shape captures the freshest mountain river waters, rich with minerals.
The Gritty Details:
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens adductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.3% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channels of Hood Canal
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and rocks