Pairings by Nate Redner, beverage director of Booth One, as told to Michael Austin:
2014 J. Christopher Lia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon: This wine has notes of dark berries and a dried savory herb character of thyme, oregano and rosemary, which will complement the earthy and nutty flavors of the marsala and mushrooms. Also, the wine’s fine but not overbearing tannins will help cut the dish’s richness.
2012 Domaine Gille, Les Brulees, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France: A concentration of dark bramble fruits backed up by intense notes of black pepper and star anise in the wine will help accentuate the earthy character of this dish. The wine’s fennellike character will work especially well with the dish’s mushrooms and savory herbs.
2015 Ram’s Gate Winery, Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros, California: This is the archetype of Carneros chardonnay, offering ripe orchard fruit (yellow apple, Bosc pear, spicy quince) and lightning acidity to back it up. That acidity will amp up the lemony-citrus character of the dish and help brighten up the caramelized flavors.