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.
Two to try: