The Pacific Northwest has always been famous for its fresh Salmon so it's no surprise that when Pinot Noir become the emblematic red grape of Oregon, it was paired with Salmon. What has come as a surprise is how well these two work together. The medium wieght of both match up well as do the subtle intensities of their flavors, but what seals the deal is the interplay between the salmon's richness and the fine edge of acidity that is the signature of Oregon Pinot Noir. Grilling the salmon gives the wine an added element that seem to help buffer any oakiness the wine may have.
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Pinot Noir and Grilled Salmon