Stir-Fried Five-Spice Pork with Lettuce Cups
Brandade de Morue au Gratin
Pairing: 2009 Chehalem Reserve Dry Riesling
Appealingly lean, with bright grapefruit and apple flavors.
Rib Eye Roast with Chestnuts and Brussels Sprout Leaves
Pairing: 2008 Penner-Ash Syrah
Chewy and dense, with spicy chocolate and root beer flavors.
Pairing: 2008 St. Innocent Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir
The Momtazi Vineyard's steep hillside blocks result in this structured Pinot full of concentrated fruit.
Thyme-Crusted Buttery Halibut with Parsley Sauce
Pairing: 2008 Domaine Serene Céte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay
Grapes from the Côte Sud vineyard's sunny, south-facing slopes ripen more reliably, yielding this zesty, peach-driven white with toasty, vanilla oak notes.
Skillet-Roasted Lamb Loins with Herbs
Pairing: 2008 Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This fresh, aromatic wine is a good introduction to Elk Cove's impressive Pinot Noirs.
Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust
Pairing: 2009 King Estate Signature Pinot Noir
Half the grapes for this beautiful, light-bodied red are from King Estate's certified organic vineyard.
Chive Salmon with Remoulade
Pairing: 2009 Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Reserve Chardonnay
Old vines yield this especially vibrant, pear- and peach-flavored Chardonnay.
Malabar Spice-Crusted Hanger Steaks with Gingered Carrot Puree
Pairing: 2008 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir
A structured, earthy Pinot big enough for a steak, from a fantastic Oregon vintage.