Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Grill + Wine

Planked salmon with lemon and dill

Pair with: Pinot Noir. A silky texture match for salmon, with red berry fruit and spice for sweet, pungent fish. Our pick: WillaKenzie 2008 Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley; $25). Bright berries with hints of warm spices and earth.

Shrimp marinated in olive oil and tequila

Pair with: Sémillon. Rich-fruited, full-bodied white loves sweet, tender shrimp. Our pick: Amavi 2008 Sémillon  (Walla Walla Valley; $20). Lush pear, apple, and melon edged with herbs and blossoms; zippy pineapple and lemon on the end

                                                         Dark chocolate s'mores

Pair with: Port-style red. The fortified wine shares two vital adjectives with the campfire treat: dark and sweet. Our pick: Ficklin Old Vine Tinta Port(Madera; $15). Dark plums and black cherries spiced with licorice and sprinkled with cocoa.
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