This cedar planked salmon will have a sweet maple glaze on it. Thinking of pairing with a Willm Gewurtztraminer 2006, slightly off-dry and lots of body and good acidity. Any thoughts or alternate suggestions?

Also having smoked lamb shanks and thinking of pairing with a Carpineto Vino Nobile Riserva 2000 or another Vino Nobile or Chianti Classico Riserva 2000-2001 vintages. I don't think we'll need a lot of tannin to stand up to the lamb but something with some good body and a nice bit of acidity should work. Shiraz or Cally Cab might be too much wine? Comments.
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Sweetness in food intensifies wine. Go with a light Pinot/Burgundy with the salmon. I'm thinking Grenache with the lamb. Enjoy.
I might add the lamb shanks will be mopped with a minty glaze, so maybe a big wine like a Shiraz might not overwhelm the lamb afetr all?
Your maple glazed salmon would pair perfectly with a 2004 Argyle Nuthouse Pinot Noir. Cool

Just a 'been there/paired that' opinion, of course. Smile
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Originally posted by Dom'n'Vin'sDad:
I was thinking of a big Cali Pinot for the salmon....

I would agree with this as well.
I suggest the Argyle Nuthouse, as there is something in the taste that just play off very well with the Maple.

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