Rabbit has very little gaminess and has a slight sweetness to it. Because of it’s mild flavor, it’s best to pick a light-bodied wine that won’t overpower it.
- Pinot Noir – DNA Vineyards
- Côte du Rhône – Guigal
- Pinot Gris – Chateau Ste. Michelle
Duck is a fatty meat that needs a wine with some sharpness and acidity to cut through the fattiness. The wine should also have some ripe fruit to contrast with the rich flesh.
- Pinot Noir – Fog Bank
- Merlot – Landscape “Hidden Cove”
- Barolo – Coopertiva
You need a massive red wine with this rich, flavorful meat. Since this is a gamey meat, it needs a wine that can match it’s earthiness.
- Syrah – Marques de Navarro
- Zinfandel – Ink Monster
- Pinot Noir – Encore