Summer Pairing: 2021 Symonette Vineyard Pinot Noir with Salmon



Our single vineyard 2021 Symonette Pinot Noir has balanced tannins and acid, with a medium long finish– perfectly paired with this umami salmon. Take a sip and let it linger, like the afternoon breezes from the Van Duzer corridor that dance across Symonette vineyard of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

Summer Pairing: 2021 Symonette Vineyard Pinot Noir with Miso Glazed Salmon with Roasted Broccolini


  • 2 pounds salmon, sliced into four filets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup miso paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish


  • 1-pound fresh broccolini
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


For the salmon, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Salt and pepper the salmon. In a small bowl add the miso paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Wisk together until smooth. Reserve 1 tablespoon of marinade.

In a medium sized bowl add the salmon and the sauce. Let it marinade for 1-3 hours.

Remove the salmon from the marinade, reserving a few tablespoons. Place the salmon on a cookie sheet and surround it with broccolini. Drizzle the broccolini with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is almost done and opaque. Brush with reserved glaze and broil on high for 1-2 minutes until fish reaches 125-130 degrees in the center.

Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

Bottle of Dobbes Family Winery 2021 Symonette Vineyard Pinot Noir
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The old vines at Symonette Vineyard, are nested into the Southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA about an hour outside of Portland. The afternoon breezes from the Van Duzer Corridor cool the grapes and preserve their natural acidity, creating bright, fresh wines that also reflect the structure and depth of the terroir. This Pinot Noir was aged 10 months in 21% new French oak, softening some of the wine’s natural intensity. Balanced tannin and acid corset the fruit carrying the wine through the medium-long finish and highlighting the exceptional quality in this single vineyard bottling.


AVA: Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Aroma: Spiced cherry, Umami, rose petal, orange zest, pomegranate nutmeg
Mouthfeel: Volume across the mid-palate, spicy but soft finish
Flavor: Blackberry, anis seed, black pepper, black currant