I admit it: I’m not a hunter. The only wild animals I’ve killed have been pesky flies. That said—I love cooking and eating wild game. And if I’m lucky enough to get my hands on deer, elk, caribou or moose, I like to class it up and serve that delicious steak with a bottle of earthy red wine.
Cloudy Bay Vineyards’ Te Wahi Pinot Noir (above) is a good choice. This deep, dusty-colored red has a little bad-ittude inside the bottle, which enables the wine to keep up with the strong flavors of wild game. From Marlborough, New Zealand, this pinot has dark fruit flavors with notes of leather, smoke and bittersweet chocolate. The throaty tannins make it the perfect drink to wash down a post-hunt feast.
So, next time you’re savoring the bounty of the hunt, treat yourself to a glass of this gutsy red.