Last night I finally cracked open the bottle of Cherry Tart Pinot Noir I purchased three months ago.  I saw it on display at the liquor store and it immediately caught my attention because I love sweet wine.  What better way to test out my new Olivia Pope Wine Glass I ordered on Black Friday from Crate and Barrel.

Cherry Tart Wine

When I do drink wine, I prefer Pinot Noir.  Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red wine and it tends to be the sweetest of other red wines.  I didn’t expect it to taste exactly like a cherry tart, but I did expect it be a little sweeter than it was.

When I poured it into the glass I could smell the sweet fruity aroma and when I gave it a sip I could taste the cherry fruit notes. It was fruitier than your average Pinot Noir and it was easier to drink.  It goes down smooth and before I knew it I was on my second glass.

This wine is great alone but would be excellent in a Winter Sangria or a Mulled Wine cocktail.

Winter Red Wine Sangria


1 (750-ml) bottle red wine

1/2 cup Brandy

1/4 cup  Triple Sec

2 Apples and 2 Oranges (occasionally I like to add 1/2 cup orange juice)

2 cups of sparkling water or sparkling cider


Stir the wine, Triple Sec and Brandy.

Cut apples and oranges into slices and add to the mixture

Add the sparkling water or cider

Pour mix serve over ice and enjoy

Have you tried any other fruit inspired wines?  Comment below and tell me what you think.