Pairing: Grilled Wild Salmon, Wild Mushrooms, and 2008 Marimar Estate Pinot Noir
Food: Although we love salmon prepared in a variety of ways (seared, poached, roasted, etc), our very favorite is to grill it after briefly marinading it in olive oil, salt and pepper. Saute some wild mushrooms (or cultivated if you wish) in some butter and pour on top of the cooked salmon. We like to serve it with buttered new potatoes and freshly shelled peas. Delightful!
Wine: 2008 Marimar Estate Pinot Noir Don Miguel Vineyard
Some of the very best Pinot Noir comes from the Sonoma County region of California, north of San Francisco Bay. And the beautiful Russian River Valley is home to some of the most renowned wines. Miramar Estate is located in the southwest corner of the valley. This wine is a fine example of a New World wine (versus an Old World wine). New World wines tend to be more “fruit forward” where big fruit flavors dominate. Old World wines are more nuanced, and have a bit more acidity and earthiness in the flavor profile. Among the most widely known Old World Pinot Noir is Red Burgundy from France.
Tasting: This Marimar Estate has a wonderfully complex flavor profile. On the nose one gets cherry and flint aromas. The palate is an amazing array of flavors. Cherry, hedgerow jam, leather, and earth. The finish combines hedgerow fruits and forest floor. The mushrooms served on the salmon really bring out the scents and tastes of earth and forest floor in the wine.
Other Pairings for Pinot Noir: Roast Chicken, Duck, Pork, Beef Tenderloin, Mushrooms
Other Pairings for Grilled Salmon: Chardonnay, Rhone Style Wines, White Burgundy
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