Salmon Served with Mixed Mushroom Sauce and Pinot Noir

salmon topped with mushroom sauce, good with pinot noirSalmon and Pinot Noir is a great pairing, and would seem to be a pretty good match to mention in the first post on this site. But let’s not leave it at the basic pinot and salmon, this is a first post and all. The pairing gets even better when you make a mushroom sauce for pinto. The earthiness of the wine matches the similar characteristics of the mushroom for an awesome pairing!

My recipe for the salmon with mushroom sauce is over here on Cooking Chat. I made this version for a wine club dinner focused on Burgundy. The dish certainly was great with all the red Burgundies, but my favorite was the  2011 La Pousse d’Or Chambolle-Musigny. But you don’t have to stay in Burgundy for a good pinot for this dish, consider an Oregon pinot. I enjoyed this meal another time with the 2011 Soter North Valley Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.

North Valley Soter Pinot Noir with Salmon