This Nouveau Muse 2016 Zinfandel has a classic, smoky attack in the nose. There are dark fruit aromas such as cherry, blackberry and gooseberry that come through the nose as well. The nose is powerful with the addition of toasted oak in the finish. Spicy and smoky notes are also present in the mouth. This wine is very tasty and creamy in the mid-palate. There is a good amount of alcohol, giving the wine plenty of intensity. Tannins from the fruit and from the oak ageing provide a beautiful mouthfeel, which makes for a very food-friendly wine.
Pair this wine with earthy stews and braised, grilled or roasted meats such as pork or lamb. Enjoy it with the featured recipe: Honey Vanilla Glazed Pork Roast with Wilted Spinach.