Get the best flavor from the wine and the salmon with an Oregon Pinot Noir
Savvy match: Pairing wine with a cedar plank salmon is more difficult than one may think, especially if you’re going with red wine. To get the best flavor expression from both the wine and the salmon, go with an Oregon Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir’s low tannin guarantees a happy meeting with the fleshy salmon, something most red wines can’t do.
The cedar plank salmon cooking method has probably been around as long as people have fished salmon out of the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. I find it an incredibly practical and handy way of cooking salmon, especially for large groups or parties. The cedar plank adds a subtle flavor while the plank releases steam, keeping the fish moist. I find it also makes for easy handling of the fish. I will serve the fish right from the plank; for a formal dinner, I will precut the salmon into filets.