Pairing Wine with Grilled Fish

Throw some fish on the grill and serve it with a few of these great, fish-friendly wines


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Pastrami Style Grilled Salmon

Smoky, peppery and rich grilled salmon is a brilliant idea, particularly when you want to pair it with a red wine. Pinot Noir and salmon is a classic pairing. Truth is, I’m very particular about this pairing since the wine often overwhelms the fish. In this case, you can break out a pretty powerful Pinot and still make for a compelling match, though a nice, subtle Syrah might actually be a better partner. I see a showdown in my fish future.

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Two to try:

2008 Edmunds St. John Syrah

2009 Bethel Heights Estate Pinot Noir


Wines with Grilled Fish

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Dashwood (2011)
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Tiefenbrunner Sauvignon Blanc Alto Adige Südtirol Kirchleiten (2010)
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Paul Jaboulet Aine Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc les Cedres (2010)
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D'Arenberg "Hermit Crab" Viognier-Marsanne Mclaren Vale South Australia (2009)
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Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Walker Bay (2010)
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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Morning Fog (2009)
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Edmunds St. John Syrah California (2008)
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Bethel Heights Pinot Noir (2009)
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R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia Rosado (2000)
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Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato (2011)
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  • Snooth User: zinfandel1
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    Wouldn't the Edmunds St. John Syrah (2008) be too tannic for the Salmon dish? By the way, this article comes at the right time for us since we do more fish at this time of the year.

    Aug 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM

  • nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:57 AM

  • Really good

    Aug 31, 2013 at 5:04 AM

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